Round the Table

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

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October 2, 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 1, 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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September 30, 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 24, 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 23, 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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September 23, 2019

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

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September 20, 2019

Rev. Stephen Fetter writes that, "Forgiveness is about being set free of whatever binds us, so we can become whom God wants us to be."

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September 19, 2019

Lori Ransom writes about here experience with Banff Teaching House, where Indigenous Elders and others are renewing and expanding perspectives through land-based learning.

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September 18, 2019

Advent begins on Sunday, December 1, 2019! What does Advent mean to you?

We often define Advent as the four Sundays before Christmas set aside to prepare for Christ’s coming. For me, Advent is a revolutionary time to prepare for Christ reign (a better world). Every Advent, I am reminded that the world is not as it should be nor as it will be. And I ask myself: what can I do to help build the world that would welcome and embrace Christ’s dream?

The Advent Unwrapped team has been working hard to provide you and your communities of faith with some tools and resources to...