Sharing stories of life, faith, and ministry in the United Church and beyond.
September 12, 2016

Another world is necessary, urgent, and already in the making.

These are the core beliefs of those who attended the 12th

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September 15, 2016

To me, one of the great losses of the last 30 years in our church is that we do not often ask people about their experience of God. Perhaps we are afraid of…

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September 19, 2016

Attracting young families is a challenge many churches face, but Castlegar United Church in Castlegar, British Columbia…

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September 16, 2016

It’s the middle of September, and I’m still getting used to the idea of it being September!

Somehow the shift from the lazy, hazy days of summer to the…

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September 27, 2016

For centuries an olive branch has symbolized peace.

Greek and Roman cultures used the symbol as early as 2,500 years ago. The dual image of a dove with an…

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September 27, 2016

“When you do something, someone will come behind you.” Alberta Billy, who asked the United Church for an apology 30 years ago, said that. She and many others trusted…

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September 30, 2016

I spent the first part of this week as an ecumenical guest at the annual gathering of the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops. There are some things about their…

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October 12, 2016

If you want to see how the United Church is building bridges to specific groups in Canada, look no further than College Street United in Toronto.

October 06, 2016

Canada is often ranked as “the best place to live.” We often perceive Canada to be a friendly and accepting place. But for some it is a place where they experience…

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October 12, 2016

Within hours of arriving in Cuba for celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the ecumenical seminary in Matanzas, rumours spread through our group that Hurricane…

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