Round the Table

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

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October 18, 2019

One minister shares his story of depression in hopes of lifting the stigma of mental illness among ministers and encouraging churches to provide better mental health support.

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November 1, 2019

The first Sunday after Christmas is a perfect opportunity to enjoy Christmas carols and stories.

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October 17, 2019

Emma Taylor shares the success stories of two women farmers she met during a recent Canadian Foodgrains Bank learning tour to Ethiopia.

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October 8, 2019

Krista Forsberg, a 16-year-old Indigenous youth in The United Church of Canada, encourages people across the church to exercise their right to vote on election day.

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October 17, 2019

“At the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, religious differences are set aside for the common goal of feeding those who are hungry.”

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October 18, 2019

Adding some different liturgical music during Advent can certainly make everyone take notice that it’s a new season.

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September 27, 2019

The Rev. Donna Tourneur reflects on the experience of attending Jean Vanier’s funeral this summer.

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September 25, 2019

Dan Benson writes that, "like all those stereotypes of ministers’ work, none is so sticky as the stereotype that the minister mustn’t swear. Heaven forbid!"

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September 26, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019 wasn’t the warmest early fall day and the St. Lawrence River had already begun to cool. Nevertheless, seven people from our faith community elected to be baptized (or renew their baptismal vows) through full immersion in the river. It’s powerful to witness members of our faith community proclaiming, through baptism, their desire to follow our crucified and risen saviour.

We do this service at Wall Street United Church annually. We start off by sharing a barbecue in a local park followed by an outdoor worship...

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October 18, 2019

During Advent, we prepare our sanctuaries and buildings to be symbols of preparing ourselves for the birth, and rebirth, of Jesus.