On track for the new church year

Getting back on track for the new church year, DRE Will Adair, Administrator Janet Polkovsky and I met for our first staff meeting of the year. It was good and…

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21st year serving UCE

I ask you to indulge me for a moment as I ponder the end of my 21st year serving this congregation. And no, I am not leaving anytime soon. 21…

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Change and Transformation

Change and Transformation Speaking of change and transformation - April’s theme - it’s been quite a six week whirlwind for our family. We put our house on the market on January…

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There was a talking circle debrief…

On January 14th as part of this series on First Nations Spirituality, our Social Justice team arranged for a Kairos Blanket Exercise. This was an ‘embodied exercise’ meaning we moved around…

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Everyone has a responsibility

I am very much looking forward to the New Year and the two month long theme delving into the lessons of First Nations Spirituality. Since the Truth and Reconciliation Report was…

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Looking back, looking forward

It’s been quite an autumn around the Church, hasn’t it? Our child and youth programs have been growing. There have been lots of new faces and an uptick in Sunday attendance. Our…

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From the Western Regional Fall Gathering

This month UCE President Karen Mills and I and several other UCE folk attended the Western Regional Fall Gathering. We were introduced to Rev. John Pentland, a United Church minister who has…

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Thoughts on “The Death of Sunday School”

“The Death of Sunday School” (PDF, source UUA.org) This provocatively titled essay has been causing a buzz throughout the UU universe and was the topic of the meeting between Lauren and…

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Insisting on change for change’s sake

It’s not often that I quote National Post columnist, Andrew Coyne…ok, it’s never happened, but these might be extraordinary times. I’m writing on August 10th as Donald Trump is promising…

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Sometimes it’s good to take stock

Well, that year went fast! I was surprised to sit down and find myself already writing “Services for June”! Sometimes it’s good to take stock. We often do it at…

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Don’t you hate being sick?

Don’t you hate being sick? I mean, aside from the feeling lousy part of it, there is the ‘depending on others’ part that doesn’t always feel good for people who like…

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