Round the Table

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

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March 8, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders writes about the vast array of Lenten practices available and hopes we each found something to deepen our connection to God.

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March 5, 2020

St. Paul’s Indigenous Circle is an active group in a United Church congregation in Bowmanville, Ontario encouraging all to travel the rocky and difficult road to healing and reconciliation.

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March 3, 2020

At The Great Gathering in November of 2019, 24 people from United Church of Canada camps, joined more than 540 innovative outdoor ministry partners gathered at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The event was hosted by Outdoor Ministries Connections, a consortium of mainline denominational camp and retreat associations, including Outdoor Ministries Institute Canada (The Connection Network for United Church of Canada Camps, Education, and Retreat Centres). Two United Church camp participants share a bit about their...

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February 27, 2020

Wendy Gichuru reflects on how the negotiation of sacred and profane in Kendrick Lamar’s music contributes to the making of Black meaning.

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February 24, 2020

Rev. Andrew Kinoti Lairenge writes that growing up in post-colonial Kenya, he did not know what it was to be a person of colour or visible minority. It is in Canada that he is learning to be Black.

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February 21, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders checks in with our Christian partners in China who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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February 19, 2020

In this excerpt from the new Lenten devotional "Faithfully Yours: Letters for the Wondering," Bri-anne Swan reflects on the perennial question, “God, where were you?”

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February 17, 2020

Dr. Velda Love of the United Church of Christ writes that her history is African centred and it’s beautiful.

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February 14, 2020

At the Minority Youth Forum in Japan, Jacob Burns and Jacqueline Warner-Smith were exposed to a struggle for justice that had similarities to the Canadian experience.

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February 10, 2020

Rev. Dr. Bentley de Bardelaben-Phillips of the United Church of Christ, writes about the recent powerful tour he took with colleagues to the Alabama cities of Birmingham and Montgomery, where much civil rights history took place.