God Wants You Back by Rev. Tony Robinson, United Church of Christ

I came across the beautiful piece from UCChrist (USA) pastor Tony Robinson: Sisters and brothers, God wants you back. God wants us back. How did we get separated? How did our faith become weak, our hope diminished, our love tepid? Life can do that to you. There are the disappointments that leave us hurt and […]

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A Prayer for a Leader by Talitha Arnold reflects on Psalm 72

The Rev Talitha Arnold is a United Church of Christ Minister in New Mexico, this is an extract of her writing: May the leader be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth.” – Psalm 72:6 Sometimes the daily scripture for these devotions poses a real challenge. The text […]

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A Christmas Letter from Paul (by Vince Amlin, pastor, Bethany UC of Christ, Chicago

  December 10, 2016   “And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches…” – 2 Corinthians 8:1 ‘Tis the season for airy epistles filled with the polished perfections of lapsed friends and intentionally-distant relations. You know the kind. Letters featuring tales of good […]

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Consider Advent

This advance post from United Church of Christ pastor Vicki Kemper on Advent struck me as important: “Consider Advent an invitation: a divine summons to desire, to acknowledge the constant craving implanted in your heart. Quiet encouragement to be still. A gentle wake-up call to wonder. Holy permission to put down all the things you […]

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Aboriginal Spirituality: As we head into Toronto Conference Annual Meeting 2016

This note by Richard Rohr seems appropriate as we continue to find value in aboriginal spirituality: “Yet another gift of Native and Celtic spirituality is their unashamed welcome of some kind of “original blessing” instead of starting with a problem like “original sin.” Pelagius (354-418), one of the early Christian Celtic writers, opposed the doctrine […]

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45 years of ordination celebration–Thank YOU

Thank you to everyone at Parkwoods for wonderful surprise celebration of my 45th anniversary of ordination on Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost Sunday 1971 seems like just yesterday!  Seen here with Randy is Lynda McGowan, Chair of Ministry and Personnel Committee.  

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