Cross Connections October 19: Dementia

Cross Connections Lunch and Learn October 19, 2017:  Dementia           Start Time: 11:30 am Location:  Lakeview United Church For this Lunch and Learn, I will lead a presentation and discussion on Dementia.  The first part will be a discussion about how it frightens...

Ignorance, Growth, and Success

I am reading Sapiens, a history of humanity, and read the chapter on the relationship between science and empire.  In 1500 AD, the European economy was probably less than 1/0 the economy of China, was far less important than several of the empires in the near and far...
Faithful Followers of Jesus:  Three ways

Faithful Followers of Jesus: Three ways

There are many parts to faithfully following the way of Jesus.  Here are three:  Pastoral Care, Evangelism, and Stewardship. Pastoral Care includes supporting the work of volunteers and staff committed to pastoral care, providing information when needed, and sharing...

Bridging the Gap Between Our Past and What We Want to Be

I am reading a book about the history of humans called Sapiens which is interesting, challenging and painful.  Our past as a species is a bloody one.  As Christians we feel called to be something quite different.  As we pursue the future we want for ourselves, we need...

Peace Internationally and Nationally

Wednesday is International Peace Day and people around the world are asked to have a moment of silence at noon to think about or pray for peace. On Friday, there will be a celebration of Treaty 7 day from 10 am until 3:00 pm at Fort Calgary.  There will be a ceremony...

Pyramid Dreams and Microsoft Schemes

David McKee, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Better Business Bureau, is presenting a seminar this evening, Monday, September 18, at 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s UC on 21st Avenue and 26A St. SW.  The seminar, “Pyramid Dreams and Microsoft...
Lectionary Study and Weekly Devotion

Lectionary Study and Weekly Devotion

The Lectionary Study sessions on Tuesday mornings at 10 am will include the reading and discussion of each reading, a discussion of how those readings connect to the story of the Christian Church, and how those readings connect to our individual lives as well as to...

No One Left Behind is More Than Words

When the building was sold, the promise was made that no one would be left behind.  Circumstances and events resulted in some people feeling left behind, and you and I can work together to ensure that this promise is more than words. I made a lot of phone calls this...
People Like Me and Other Challenges to Community

People Like Me and Other Challenges to Community

While reflecting on conflicts and other issues in the media, I realized that how people define and prioritize the characteristics of “People like me” shapes how they and we relate to others.  Some characteristics can build community, and priorities for...