Ministerial Musings

I have been dreading writing this column for over a year.  Even as I start to begin typing, I really don’t know what to do.  For the record this is…

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Ministerial Musings

I have been dreading writing this column for over a year.  Even as I start to begin typing, I really don’t know what to do.  For the record, this is…

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Towards a Thriving Future

“Towards a Thriving Future” Rev Brian J. Kiely A sermon for the Western Regional Fall Gathering, Edmonton, AB  October 20, 2019 31 years ago when I was ordained, church was…

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The Future is Nigh!

a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely October 27,2019 Our theme for this month, borrowed from last weekend’s Western regional Fall Gathering, has been Towards a Thriving Future.  Now, for…

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The Western Fall Gathering

Rev. Brian Kiely (seated) being "BROasted" by the Western Canada Region ministersto mark his upcoming retirement and the CUC Regional Fall Gathering dinner. The Western Fall Gathering was about as…

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Musings for October

Elsewhere in this newsletter, you can read about the excellent offerings in the upcoming Western Regional Fall Gathering (October 17-19).  Perhaps something there catches your eye.  I hope you will…

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Yin and Yang

Unitarian Church of Edmonton, September 22, 2019. A person is born gentle and weak. At death the person is hard and stiff Green plants are tender and filled with sap.…

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Upon This Rock

A sermon marking the commissioning of the Board of Trustees- Rev. Brian J. Kiely Unitarian Church of Edmonton, September 15, 2019 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on…

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Our Unitarian Ground

“On Unitarian Ground” a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely Unitarian Church of Edmonton, September 8, 2019 Responsive Reading Reflection on the Seven Principles By Michael E. Sallwasser (abridged) We,…

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Finding Our Ground

a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely September 1, 2019  Unitarian Church of Edmonton This week our home has been, in the word of one of our teen daughters, “angsty”.…

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Finding Our Ground

The theme for this month is “Finding Our Ground”. Perhaps I was prescient when I picked it a few months ago. I am suddenly aware that I am beginning my…

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