Sharing stories of life, faith, and ministry in the United Church and beyond.
December 08, 2016

Art has always played an important part in churches throughout the ages, ranging from simple sculptures to Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam on the ceiling of…

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December 15, 2016

It’s Advent, a time of preparation.

With the lives we lead, juggling various responsibilities, are any of us ever just preparing for one thing?

December 15, 2016

If you are part of a group working to improve the social good of your community — or if you have skills or experience that could help such a group grow and expand —…

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December 15, 2016

About five years ago, the people of Knox…

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January 12, 2017

I am a racist – a recovering racist. My workplace has helped me open my heart and mind to how racism shaped me. As editor of the At the Heart of…

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January 12, 2017

Congregations undoubtedly do amazing work. We have health services, food banks, children…

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January 18, 2017

On the wet, West Coast of Canada, where I live and work, we have grown accustomed to the decline of the mainline church, particularly The United Church of Canada. We…

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January 24, 2017

Last week I published a blog, 5 Reasons the Church May Not Find a Way Ahead. This blog is…

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January 27, 2017

My name is Rachel Hearn and I was a camp counsellor at Welcome Friend’s Rainbow Camp for LGBTQ…

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February 02, 2017

Somewhere in The United Church of Canada’s General Council Office (GCO) in Toronto lies a piece of the Berlin Wall.

That important piece of mortar is…

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