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...
Exploring the Creche

Exploring the Creche

As we bring down the Christmas boxes and totes from the attics or bring them up from the basement, for many of us, hidden in one of the boxes are our beloved nativity scenes. I know for myself, my favourite Christmas decoration is my Willow Tree Creche. It was...
God’s Extra-ordinary Quilt

God’s Extra-ordinary Quilt

A few folks were asking me to share the poem from my sermon on November 4, 2018 where we celebrated 5 years of partnership with Deer Park United and where I shared a message on God’s Extra-Ordinary Quilt made of the scattered, torn, frayed, and still beautiful...
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...
Welcoming Rev. Hillary MacDonald

Welcoming Rev. Hillary MacDonald

St. Andrew’s new Minister, Rev. Hillary MacDonald, began her first week with with worship last Sunday followed by multiple meetings and gatherings through the week. She and Rev. Jim Kenney also were able to have time together before Jim left on Wednesday...