Church Life

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September 24, 2019

Dan Benson writes that, "like all those stereotypes of ministers’ work, none is so sticky as the stereotype that the minister mustn’t swear. Heaven forbid!"

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September 23, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019 wasn’t the warmest early fall day and the St. Lawrence River had already begun to cool. Nevertheless, seven people from our faith community elected to be baptized (or renew their baptismal vows) through full immersion in the river. It’s powerful to witness members of our faith community proclaiming, through baptism, their desire to follow our crucified and risen saviour.

We do this service at Wall Street United Church annually. We start off by sharing a barbecue in a local park followed by an outdoor worship...

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August 20, 2019

Dan Benson writes that few things can instill apprehension in a minister as the annual church picnic. 

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August 13, 2019

Writer Julie McGonegal reflects on the radical generosity of the people of The United Church of Canada.

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August 8, 2019

Sharon Ballantyne shares about a conversation on inclusion, in which participants sought brave and safe space to engage with each other with all their hearts.

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August 6, 2019

The Rev. Dan Benson writes that, even in the solving of a minor plumbing problem such as a kinked hose, God opens the door for us to one another and the world.

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July 25, 2019

Tom Reynolds writes that the experience of being with people with disabilities can reawaken an awareness of the deeply human condition of vulnerable interdependence.

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July 10, 2019

Senior United Church chaplain Shaun Yaskiw writes that for United Church chaplains, ministry at sea is ever-changing. 

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July 9, 2019

The Rev. Norm Seli writes about creating worship that speaks to people on the autism spectrum. 

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July 4, 2019

Recent acts of hate targeting United Church ministries who are affirming of LGBTQIA2S+ people, show the importance of continuing to struggle for justice and inclusion for all.