Saying Good Bye

Saying Good Bye

As I finish packing up my stuff in the office and putting everything else in order, it is time for me to say my Good Bye on our website.  I will probably be using Thursday to get ready for the trip to Milk River, and will be on the trip from Friday morning to Sunday...

With Trust We Sow Seeds: Message for June 17

Sow seeds: our calling and our practice.  Here a preliminary draft of my message for this coming Sunday.  I hope to not use more than a minimum of notes and will probably miss some of what is here and add other material.  I might be preoccupied with finishing...
Mark’s Revolutionary Jesus

Mark’s Revolutionary Jesus

In chapters 2 and 3 of the Gospel of Mark, we read about a revolutionary Jesus. In Mark 2:1-12, he challenges the belief that people can only be forgiven by the intervention of the religious institution.  Jesus casually tells a paralyzed man that he is forgiven, then,...

Church Change Challenges

Churches face many change challenges in being faithful to our calling.  Yesterday, Mark Tremblay, minister at Knox Presbyterian, was the guest preacher at Evening Grace and his message surprised me as it was given in the cathedral church for the Presbyterians in...

Wow! and Oh! Futures for Churches

In conversation with a member of the congregation yesterday, I went off on a bit of a rant about what churches are doing and could be doing in response to changes in society and technology. The Right Reverend Jordan Cantwell, in her message on May 13, mentioned a...

Race: All Ages Event June 16

Our All Ages Event for June will be combined with the Movie Night on Saturday, June 16.  The theme will be Race into Summer. The movie, Race, will be shown at 7 pm and followed by a time for discussion.  The movie is about Jesse Owens at the 1936 Summer Olympics in...

Managing Change

Change is essential to anything that is alive, including  faith communities.  Managing change is the challenge and essential task of faith communities that put faith first.  As followers of Jesus, our faith calls us to grow our relationship with God and with others...

What Love Looks Like (Pam Rocker)

A friend sent me a link to an interview of Pam Rocker by Illuminate at the Conference for Youth in London Conference.  it is an excellent interview worth listening to. The link to her website is http://www.pamrocker.com/media/.  Go towards the bottom of that page to...

All Ages Event for June 16

Just a brief note to alert people that the All Ages Event for June will be combined with Movie Night on June 16.  Planning is still tentative, but Jim is planning on a variety of fun activities related to summer and to the movie between 5 and 6 pm.  There will be a...
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