At the last minute, I was unable to attend the ordination service in Midland last night, so I don’t know what they sung, to celebrate and to inspire. If it was like a few decades ago, there was one hymn that was a shoe-in at pretty much every ordination. A song of sending, a noble commissioning.
Here I am Lord! Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night!
I will go, Lord, if you lead me, I will hold your people in my heart.
After years of study, words piled on words, there was something about the music that was stirring. Some of us wept. Some of us wept because we were eager to serve God and some of us wept because we were being shipped off to Pig’s Knuckle Saskatchewan, but that’s another story.
When we have something to say, putting it to song lifts it and engraves it on the heart in a new way. Read more ›
Next Service: Sunday, May 28, 10:30 am – Doug Norris preaching
Join us as we celebrate the 40 years shared by Julie Wildgoose with so many in our Junior Choir – teaching them that they have a voice and the beauty of harmony with others. All alumni of the Junior Choir, regardless of age, are welcome to join us for hot coffee and warm fellowship following the 10:30am service.
* Sunday School and nursery care are offered each week.
I know many of you are avid CBC radio listeners and so there may be a few here who happened to catch the noontime call-in show, “Ontario Today,” this past Thursday. The question for callers was this: “if someone dared to ask about your abortion, what would you tell them?”
Not long ago, coming down the big hill on Avenue Road just south of St Clair, where for a moment the confines of the city ease off and a view out over to the lake opens up, coming down that hill in the car I stopped believing in God. For all the usual reasons.
Just to be clear, nothing to do with Avenue Rd, or St Clair – it’s a nice part of town. It’s just where I happened to be when a few things crowded into my awareness – news on the radio again of refugees, famine in Sudan, a and my heart sank and the sinking of my heart pushed aside the possibility of God, for a time. A few hours later I was a believer again. Begrudgingly. But this is how it goes, isn’t it? Read more ›
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.
Artist of the Month: Brigitte Nowak
Brigitte Nowak lives in Toronto and spends summers on an island in Georgian Bay. Her paintings, in oils and in egg tempera, explore the nature of reality and illusion, the interface between the human and natural worlds and the line between observation and comment.