What Does Christmas Mean?

This year, Rev. Tom Melvin and myself decided to reflect upon the meaning of Christmas, at the 10:00pm Christmas Eve service. We both recognize that Christmas means something different to each and everyone of us, and your answer may be different every time you are...
Chinook Winds Regional Meeting

Chinook Winds Regional Meeting

This past weekend we had our inaugural Chinook Winds Regional Meeting held in Lethbridge AB. Chinook Winds Regional replaces the previous Presbyteries and Conferences and is the area south of Highway 16. Our meeting was two days and consisted of business, worship,...
Blessed to Be a Blessing

Blessed to Be a Blessing

It was exactly one year ago this week, that I packed a small suitcase and travelled to the city of Calgary for an in-person interview at St. Andrew’s United Church. It was an action packed three days beginning with meeting Barb and Wendy at the airport and then days...
Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Friends, I began writing this blog from the comforts of my family home in London ON. The home my grandfather built, my Dad was raised, and myself along with my three siblings grew-up. The snow was falling, the fireplace was crackling and my glass of water was cold. I...
Abundantly Thankful!

Abundantly Thankful!

Friends, Below is the thanksgiving letter that was distributed to members of St. Andrew’s United Church at the beginning of this month. I want to acknowledge all those who responded to this letter graciously. We are abundantly blessed to be part of the community...
Open My Eyes, That I May See

Open My Eyes, That I May See

It was October 2, 2018 and we received our first big snow fall of the season. I am sure this was on very few peoples wish list as for many of us, signs of winter aren’t welcome until November…if not later. If you watched the news you saw the...
Your Why Stories

Your Why Stories

In the classic movie ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ Dorothy clicks her heels a couple times and says 5 words… There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. Home is where the people you know are. The places you’re familiar with. The habits...