Monday Message – September 26, 2022

Well, another hurricane for NS! While not nearly as devastating as Juan, the sight of so many broken trees, washed away shorelines and destruction is heartbreaking. The news and photos of places east of HRM, along with PEI and NL are even more devastating and heartbreaking. Worship – This week the scripture is Genesis 18:1-15,Continue reading “Monday Message – September 26, 2022”

Monday Message – September 19, 2022

I’m a day late again! Yesterday I was invited to represent the United Church at the Provincial Commemorative Service for Queen Elizabeth II at All Saints Cathedral in Halifax, which took up all of the afternoon. It was a dignified, formal service in the Anglican tradition with wonderful choral singing, bagpipes, but it was wasContinue reading “Monday Message – September 19, 2022”

Monday Message – September 12, 2022

Worship – This week the scripture is Genesis 12: 1-9, many less verses than this past week; you can can read it here. When I read it, as we focus on the Calls to the Church, I can’t help but wonder how an Indigenous person would read this passage. Abram (that’s not a typo!) isContinue reading “Monday Message – September 12, 2022”

Monday Message – September 5, 2022

I have a complicated relationship with September this year. Fall is my favourite season and usually I am ready and eager to re-engage with the busyness of ministry and all that a ‘new year’ brings. However, this summer was a little different for me. A good friend received a terminal diagnosis in late spring andContinue reading “Monday Message – September 5, 2022”

Monday Message – August 29, 2022

I am back in the church this week! While I won’t say that I’m fully recovered, I’m certainly better than I was a week ago and I am Covid negative. I left the house yesterday for the first time in 10 days; we went to get ice cream in the evening. I feel as ifContinue reading “Monday Message – August 29, 2022”

Monday Message – August 22, 2022

I was looking forward to being back in the church today, all refreshed and ready to reengage with worship and making plans for the fall! My husband and I had a great time exploring the west coast of Newfoundland, however, along with those wonderful memories, we also brought back Covid. Along with stuffy noses andContinue reading “Monday Message – August 22, 2022”

Monday Message – August 1, 2022

I hope July has been filled with good things! We’ve been home for much of July, I’ve been gardening and reading most of the time, although we spent a few days at Pictou Lodge with my son and his family and I managed to fulfill one of my summer time goals: I got up onContinue reading “Monday Message – August 1, 2022”

Monday Message – June 27, 2022

I hope that your summer is full of fun and family and food and faith! Notice where God might be showing up! This will be the last Monday Message for the summer! I am on unpaid leave July 1-31, back from August 1-7, then on vacation/study leave August 8-21. This coming Sunday marks the beginningContinue reading “Monday Message – June 27, 2022”

Monday Message – June 20, 2022

Worship this week: We are going to focus on the UCW, the United Church Women, and their ministry. You may not know just how much ministry the UCW is involved with and how they live out their calling. We’ve got a special piece of music from Sam Crabtree. I’m at Five Oaks Education and RetreatContinue reading “Monday Message – June 20, 2022”

Monday Message – June 6, 2022

Worship this week: It’s Trinity Sunday in the church year and we are focusing on the new purpose statement of the United Church of Canada: “Called by God, as disciples of Jesus, The United Church of Canada seeks to be a bold, connected, evolving church of diverse, courageous, hope-filled communities united in deep spirituality, inspiringContinue reading “Monday Message – June 6, 2022”

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