Watch for Signs

Watch for Signs

I transplanted 2 strawberry plants, a rhubarb plant, and a blackberry bush 2 weeks ago into the same plot of ground.  The strawberries and rhubarb are doing well and the blackberry is struggling.  Last week on a noon-hour gardening program, I heard how our alkaline...
Andychurch Outdoors

Andychurch Outdoors

I hope to start a group for outdoor activities that can organize and lead group adventures from canoeing to biking and hiking.  I created a Facebook page to provide a meeting place for this group.  The link for this site is:...
Joint Needs Assessment now online

Joint Needs Assessment now online

Congregational Meeting on May 7       A St. Andrew’s United Church Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 7 immediately following the worship service at Deer Park Church. The purpose of this meeting is present, discuss and approve the report of the...
Stewardship and Salvation

Stewardship and Salvation

I am finishing my blogs this week with the relationship between stewardship and salvation. Salvation is a condition of wholeness or wellness and the word comes from the same root as salves that are used to treat skin and muscle issues.  In the preaching of Jesus,...
Stewardship of Relationships

Stewardship of Relationships

For me, the centre of the ministry practiced by Jesus was relationship.  He describes his mission as restoring right relationships between us and God, with a special emphasis on people marginalized by health, poverty, and social status. Large parts of his preaching...
Stewardship of Faith

Stewardship of Faith

Our lives are most productive and satisfying when how we live fits with what we believe.  Good lives are helped by clarity and confidence in what we believe.  Taking time for faith development by adults has been an area of weakness for the United Church for quite a...
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