Sunday, January 14, 2018

What will you post, God being your helper?

What will you post?

John 2: 1–11 Wine at a Wedding

Look what they did! They must have meant it as a slight? Right? We often watch others do things and ascribe to those things – both the good and the ugly – intentions. We want the world to fit into good/bad, us/them, and we limit our hopes and expect others to intend the worst. This is especially easy in the comments section of any blog, post or tweet! Now is the time to ask the hard questions of a new year: will we go for the easy definition of “them”? Let’s help to bring hope back into our lives and the world by changing our frame into “best intentions”. And let’s do it with love.
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

We'll find a way to be honest, God being our helper

John 1: 35–51 The First Disciples of Jesus Are you tired of living a lie?

Are you tired of playing a role that society has placed on you? Then come and see what life is really about. Jesus will give you the straight goods and will be open and honest with you. So now is the time to ask the hard questions as we begin another new year together. Let’s help to bring honesty back into our lives and the world. And let’s do it with love.
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Who are YOU to tell this Good News?

Christmas 1

Scripture: John 1: 19-34 The Testimony of John the Baptist

Let us continue to ponder the amazing Christmas news: God chose to come to the world in flesh! We wonder why and who. Why would God want to get so up close to this world of suffering and pain? Who am I to be given the gift of knowing this Jesus? Who am I to tell others that God's love can be life-giving and hope-bringing in the midst of the darkest despair? listen view

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Have you heard who moved in?

John 1: 1–18 The Word Became Flesh

The word on the streets is that God has moved into the neighbourhood. The word has become flesh, and now we can experience God in human form. Jesus is the word, and though many words in our world have lost power, this word hasn’t. We will shed light on what this means for our world today and what the word has to say to us. The message comes in the form of love can you see it?

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Longing for something? You've come to the right place.

Isaiah 55: 1–11 Invitation to Abundant Life The prophet Isaiah presents us with an invitation, one that requires no money, no price, no hidden catches. Through Isaiah we are called to listen so that we may live with abundance. In this season of consumerism, and excess we need to ask ourselves: How do we infuse our material lives with the divine word of God’s redemptive love? How can we make it through Christmas without losing sight of what is truly important? How can we find the joy of living in this time of great expectations? listen view

Sunday, December 10, 2017

What will ground you this Advent?

Fear blows in, what will ground you? 

Ezekiel 37: 1–14

Advent is a season of emptying ourselves and preparing a space for peace to arise within. How can we decrease the power of anxiety in our lives and increase the space for imagination, visioning and peace-making? Come and explore with us how can we make Christmas about letting go when all the voices around us this time of year say: fill up?



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Where is the spark to keep us warm?

Where is the spark to keep us warm? 

Daniel 3: 1, 8–30  Faith in the flames
Advent is a season of new beginnings and preparation. We contemplate how to live faithfully in the darkness of winter, grief and despair. How can we make it to Christmas without losing hope? Come and explore with us how we can build up hope and light in the midst of our lives so as to be awake when the Christ child surprises us again this Christmas!

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