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Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday 7pm, Good Friday, 10:30am and Easter Sunday 10:30am
Rev. Kristin Philipson and Music Director, Wayne Strongman, leading
By Corey Copeland, Rose Mina Munjee, and Rev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds, Luke 19:28-40
A Reflection by Corey Copeland:
If I had to focus on one conviction at the very bottom of my faith it would be simply this: nothing is more powerful, or more important, than love.
I came to understand that during the time my wife Betsy was struggling with terminal illness. The fear and suffering she felt were truly awful, in ways I’m not really equipped to describe. And yet they also gave rise to a current of love and affirmation so deep and so strong that we could never have imagined it. read more…
Rev. Kristin Philipson, John 12:1-8, Lent 5
So I googled “keys to successful relationships” this past week and got all kinds of insight. People in successful relationships are affectionate and appreciative; they prize communication and commitment, quality time and shared interests; successful relationships are equitable and loyal, trusting and realistic, honest and respectful. People in successful relationships laugh and forgive and compromise – all kinds of traits were listed except this one that I consider to be just as key: and that is noticing how your partner is changing. read more…
2019-04-17 Rev Dr. Anne Simmonds
When we initiate a “new beginning” in our life, it can be exciting and energizing. When a “new beginning” is thrust upon us, coming around to a new normal may take a little longer. Rosedale United is experiencing the recent loss of two clergy and support staff. Some members have experienced loss through death including people close to the heart of this congregation. We are making a transition to, well – we are not sure just what our new normal will look and feel like!
Rev. Dr. Anne Simmonds, experienced in this area, is offering a two-part facilitated community conversation for anyone interested in processing these changes, or any others, individually and collectively. All are welcome.
Wednesday April 17th and 24th, choose either the morning session (10:15am – 12noon) or the evening session (7:00pm – 8:45 pm).
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.
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