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...
Stewardship of Our Christian Story

Stewardship of Our Christian Story

As the Israelites were preparing to enter the promised land, Moses gave them many instructions.  In Deuteronomy 11:18-21, he tells them to tell their story of liberation to their children, and to do so every generation.  This instruction is still followed today in...
Stewardship in Wholeness

Stewardship in Wholeness

In churches for the past few generations, stewardship equals donations for the work of the church.  This narrow view of stewardship has bothered me since my first year of seminary, and bothers me more each year since.  Stewardship is the work of a steward, someone who...
Ten Things Churches Should Not Say

Ten Things Churches Should Not Say

The following item is shared by Rev. Jim Kenney.  It’s a blog written by Rev. Paul Miller of Waterloo Presbytery, United Church of Canada.  Paul’s words  Ten Things Churches Should Stop Saying originally appeared in the United Church’s Embracing the...

Refugee Family Update

In February 2016 the Sawaiah family arrived in Calgary through the Government of Canada’s assistance program to resettle Syrian refugees in a new home. The following is an article written by Ashley Van Damme, Team lead from the Communications Working Group of the...
Who can Canoe? Looking towards Summer 2017

Who can Canoe? Looking towards Summer 2017

By Rev. Jim Kenney    I would like to organize one or more canoe trips this summer. I organized a church canoe trip for June of 2013, but it was wiped out by rain and floods. Option 1: a 2 or 3 day trip on Upper Kananaskis Lake from the parking lot to the wilderness...