Round the Table

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

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February 7, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders writes about experiencing a profound reminder of the presence of God in an everyday setting.

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February 1, 2020

Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia A. Thompson writes about the UN International Decade for People of African Descent and how it extends the opportunity to focus on Black history beyond February.

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January 31, 2020

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, General Secretary Nora Sanders writes that some anniversaries need to be marked, not as celebrations, but as reminders of the inhumanity that humankind is capable of.

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January 28, 2020

An LGBTQ member of the United Church writes that they came to Canada with their partner to be free, yet are still not fully accepted in the church. So they never imagined their wedding would be so beautiful and noble, made so by friends and God.

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January 26, 2020

Rev. Dr. Paul Douglas Walfall reflects on the "Misleading Theologies" symposium he attended in Kenya and why the North American church could use a similar discussion.

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January 23, 2020

Bronwyn Corlett shares a review of the book Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight, by the Rev. Cameron Trimble.

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January 21, 2020

Aimee Gavin writes about her volunteer outreach and advocacy work around homelessness in Port Credit, Mississauga, ON - where, as in many suburbs, homelessness can be largely invisible.

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January 17, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders writes that waiting for God does not mean doing nothing, rather it means trusting in God's steadfast love in the face of fear. 

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January 16, 2020

Rev. Allan David Smith-Reeve shares insights from the Bridging Teams program, where a core belief is that those who live in poverty are the lead problem-solvers. 

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January 15, 2020

Ekua Asabea Blair writes about the work of the Massey Centre to raise the issues affecting pregnant and parenting teens and the organization's advocacy for supportive housing for young parents.