We gather to learn, grow and serve.
Join us for our Sunday Service – January 20th, 2019 at 10:30 am. Rev. Karen Bowles leading.
Rev. Kristin Philipson, Baptism of Jesus
I want you to picture yourself out walking along a trail – perhaps you’re out in Algonquin park, walking through sugar maple trees, or maybe your path takes your through the middle of a Vancouver Island rainforest, the ground all ferns and the sky almost blocked out by thick-trunked cedars. Now picture a rapidly bubbling river, wide across and raging and it’s cutting right through your path. There is no way around it – and you cannot turn back – and the only way through, as far as you can tell, are some slippery-looking rocks that poke through the careening water at random intervals, just far enough apart to raise the question: can you actually navigate this?
Doug Norris, Epiphany Sunday, Jan 06-18
I wanted us to hear the poem, “Let us Prepare for Winter,” because I think it’s a good description of what we are invited to do as we welcome the new year. It is time to go inside; not only because the weather is growing colder, but because the new year invites us to take an inner inventory. It is time to go inside of ourselves; to sift through the experiences that have weighed on our hearts and minds this past year; to sort and to dust off our emotions; to take stock of another year of our living; to notice how we’ve grown and where we still have growing to do. A new year is an opportunity to realign and readjust; to reset ourselves according to a deeper order.
You are welcome here!
We are a dynamic and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Canada, with a tradition of strong preaching, fine music, and compassionate outreach.
There is a welcome here for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, family configurations, abilities, and economic status to attend, join, celebrate life passages, and participate with us in the call to learn, grow and serve as disciples of Christ.
Listen to the choir