Round the Table

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

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September 5, 2019

Aidan Legault writes a call for action in support of the upcoming climate strikes. Inaction in no longer an option. Discouraging young climate strikers means ignoring the very real threat that the climate crisis poses to our future.

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

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

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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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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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Working with deaf children, author Susan Lukey discovers that we lost something important in worship when the focus became words, spoken and written.

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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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Matthew Stevens writes that Acknowledgement of Territory Statements are just a beginning in the work toward Right Relations.

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I have a new perspective on life.

While I am waiting for two hip replacements, my mobility is decreasing – in direct proportion to the increase in chronic pain I am managing. These two factors, along with the long wait for joint replacement in the Ontario health care system, have come together in a perfect storm and for the first time in my life I find myself living with a chronic disability.

What I have to say will not be news for those who have lived with this for much longer than I have. And eventually I have every hope that I will be able to return to a reasonably...

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Rev. Stephen Fetter writes that, "In the midst of asking the hard social questions, it would be a real shame if we lost sight of wonder."