Round the Table

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

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September 10, 2018

It’s an anniversary year for the United Church as we celebrate and reflect on numerous milestone events that have played a significant role in shaping the church that we know and love today. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a variety people about these anniversaries (see below) for a story in the fall 2018 issue of Mandate.

Here are some highlights of the legacy left by various milestone moments, and why the work and decisions that came out of these anniversaries is still highly relevant...

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September 6, 2018

The GC43 Pilgrims encounter thought-provoking sculptures in Toronto, on their way to connect with a variety of groups and organizations.

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September 3, 2018

In Manitou Conference, the GC43 Pilgrims learn more about residential schools, inclusion, and trans justice.

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September 2, 2018

In London Conference, the GC43 Pilgrims visit sites where healing is overcoming the oppression which once took place.

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September 1, 2018

The GC43 Pilgrims take part in the Skylight Festival and visit some of the innovative ministries in Hamilton Conference.

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September 13, 2018

The Bay of Quinte Conference was the fourth United Church Conference that we, the GC43 Pilgrims, had the amazing opportunity to see.

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September 26, 2018

The GC43 youth pilgrims during their visit to Montreal and Ottawa Conference. The GC43 youth pilgrims made their way across Canada this summer, with the goal of visiting every United Church conference, including a stop at the 43rd General Council meeting in Oshawa, ON. Read all the blog posts from their journey ​

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August 28, 2018

Throughout our time in the Maritime Conference we had many insightful talks that were helpful leading into our time at General Council 43

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August 24, 2018

It started with a text message. The buzzing of my phone woke me up and I lay there for a few minutes enjoying the warm sun coming through my window. The Maritimes had been experiencing something of a heat wave but on this glorious morning everything seemed perfect. That soon changed.

The message my friend shared with me was the stunning news everyone in the Maritimes had woken up to. A shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick...

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August 9, 2018

I was eighteen, heading off to university, full of both excitement and anxiety for the new adventures of learning and life ahead. I was also already thinking about entering ordained ministry in The United Church of Canada. My spirit was bursting with passion for all things related to faith and theology, and so, at university, I sought out the Christian groups. It was a delight to meet other young people who were just as passionate about their faith, and quickly I made friends.

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