Sharing stories of life, faith, and ministry in the United Church and beyond.
October 13, 2016

The important work of Canadian missionaries in China in the years from 1892 to 1950 comes alive through hundreds of historical photos in the Canadians in China:…

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October 14, 2016

Bare roads, sunshine, and bits of white in the fields left over from the snowstorm last week…. The drive from Fort Saskatchewan to the Edmonton airport was beautiful…

October 24, 2016

A United Church in Winnipeg has found a unique way to reach out to and engage the surrounding community: through art. For 11 weeks, from late February to mid-May,…

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October 25, 2016

A glimpse into the lives of LGTBQ people around the world who face real struggles most of us can only imagine, by freelance journalist Kaitlin Bardswich.

October 26, 2016

He was beautiful to me. We exchanged knowing glances and I thought “he could be my son…

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November 01, 2016

The stories of Jesus often make me uncomfortable.

We - Grandma and two of the grandsons - were rushing towards Safeco Field to see the Toronto Blue Jays play…

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November 02, 2016

These are my blessings: seven adopted First Nations children that have…

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November 08, 2016

My visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, to take part in the Amplify 16 Conference, has been an eye-opening…

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November 09, 2016

I have run in the intense heat of Ontario summers and the deep cold of Arctic winters, but if I am ever asked about the perfect day for running, what will come to…

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November 09, 2016

What does home mean to you?  Does it include a source of clean water? Perhaps a patch of grass or access to parkland?  Does it include safety and security – it will…

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