Round the Table

Sharing stories of life, faith, and ministry in the United Church and beyond.

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May 17, 2019

With the start of the King Street transit pilot project in Toronto, I discovered a new way to get to work. Even if it took an additional 15 minutes more than taking the tube, it was worth it to see a glimpse of Lake Ontario. Memories of Luneta Park at Manila Bay flood in as I watch the waters of the lake from the 504 street car, just after Wilson Park Road to the Queensway. Forty-six years can make me imagine a lake to be the Pacific Ocean.

When I was 14, I noticed that almost all the boys in my class were missing. They were apprehended the night before and held with other boys and...

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May 15, 2019

Rev. Dr. Kyongja (Kay) Cho shares the story of her two Korean brothers forced into the military on different sides during the Korean War.

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May 9, 2019

Rev. Bronwyn Corlett writes on being called to serve: "There are disciples answering God’s call across this country—and that is what vocation is all about."

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May 7, 2019

John Egger, a Co-Worker in Mission in Korea, writes about joining 500,00 people to form a human peace chain across the DMZ separating North and South Korea.

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May 8, 2019

Rev. Stephen Fetter writes that the resurrection doesn’t just mean that Jesus has escaped death. It means that the whole mission starts over again.

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May 13, 2019

In her "Note from Nora," General Secretary Nora Sanders writes that as live into our new church structures, we can now look forward to having more time for conversations about what we seek to be as church.

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April 30, 2019

For Asian Heritage Month, YoonOK Shin writes that our diverse heritages are gifts to give and receive, transforming bleak cultural boundaries. 

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April 26, 2019

Jane Dawson writes that the tragic fire at Notre Dame cathedral can remind us to look at what can be born when the defining symbols of our lives are changed.

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April 25, 2019

Called to serve in global mission, Rob Witmer writes about his lifelong passion to serve in Japan.

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April 24, 2019

Called to serve on a global mission trip to Nicaragua, Sarah Jane Wetelainen's faith journey and life choices were fundamentally shaped by the experience.