Walking In God’s Path

I went to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood last week, the movie about Mr. Rogers life. It’s a beautiful story about a beautiful human being, I remember watching it Mr. Rogers with my son. I don’t think I realized how much we must have watched it until the closing song, which I knew…

Advent Offering Hymn

Hope in our faith so filled with awe. Hope in the promise of our God. Hope for these gifts we offer here. Use them and us throughout the year. Peace is our hope for all the earth, Peace in the promise of new birth. Peace for those both far and near. Peace now and all…

Can We Stand in the Tragic Gap?

Wildfires in Australia, Venice underwater, Don Cherry, impeachment hearings… Closer to home, young girls and women being trafficked, first nations reserves without clean drinking water, people in north Dartmouth who find it increasingly difficult to find a place to live and adequate food. The list of things to despair over gets longer and longer it…

Rebuilding with Faith, Love & Community

You can listen to the audio here. First some back story… unlike much of our Scripture, this reading is dated carefully and precisely, in 520 BC/BCE, according to our calendar. Darius, the super-power of the day, recognized the right of the Jews to rebuild the Temple, but the Temple work languished. Haggai was utterly convinced…

A Heart for Persistence

You can listen to the audio version here. Last week, at the Covenanting Service, I gave each of the Transition Team members a small pottery heart with the words, ‘Take Heart’ on them. That phrase comes from one of my favourite passages of scripture, from Matthew 14: It’s when Jesus comes walking on the water, and…

Community Partners in Thanksgiving

There is a song from the French community of Taize which I often sing in the morning as a meditation. In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful In the Lord, I will rejoice Look to God, do not be afraid Lift up your voices the Lord is near Lift up your voices the Lord is…

The Essential Ingredient

If you prefer to listen to the sermon, click here. Is there anything more welcoming to come home to than the smell of bread baking? That rich aroma that tells you supper is almost ready and not to worry, everything is going to be all right. I love to bake and the ritual of mixing…