Sharing stories of life, faith, and ministry in the United Church and beyond.
November 14, 2016

Everyone loves a carnival, especially if it is free.

That is exactly what North Bramalea…

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November 17, 2016

That our United Church of Canada is undergoing change goes without saying. As generational and demographic experiences of church have shifted, the church has been…

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November 17, 2016

I have had a long love affair with Leonard Cohen, or rather, with his words. I furiously read his poems in university; I saw him in concert in 1970, when he came to…

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November 23, 2016

We stood in the hallway of a retreat centre and listened to our instructions. The animator would read us a question. If our answer was yes, we were to take a step…

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November 24, 2016

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night…

As we enter into Advent, we bring to mind the…

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November 25, 2016

General Secretary Nora Sanders on the racist graffiti attacks in Ottawa. Even when acts of fear and hatred are in the news, we must keep our Christian values.…

December 05, 2016

Moderator Jordan Cantwell had a busy November. It started with her keynote address at an LBGT conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. She then “chilled” at a youth…

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December 06, 2016

Canada became my home at the age of five. I entered the Canadian education system as a kindergarten student. Although I felt some racial tension throughout…

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December 07, 2016

One of my all-time favourite compositions is Edward Elgar’s Op. 36 (popularly known as Enigma Variations…

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December 07, 2016

For one evening every month, Grace United Church in Hanover, Ontario, is filled with the sounds of…

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