REFLECTIONS … is  a weekly one minute video blog featuring the people and places of Maritime Conference.

 
Gathered by: Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment
 

Every morning I drive by the chestnut tree on my way to my office in the Maritime Conference Centre. And I remember that the soil at the base of the tree was gathered from pastoral charges all across the conference. It is our Common Ground. It is a powerful symbol of our ministry in this place.

In this blog I offer one minute reflections. They might be conversations with people who come to the Maritime Conference Centre for meetings. They might be images of places where I drive to work with pastoral charges. They might be something else that I don’t know yet. I’ve committed to a year of gathering up words, images and wisdom from across the conference.

Like the chestnut tree that grows in common ground, I hope the simple blog offerings will capture  something of the ministry we share across the conference.

Healing is an Incredible Ministry

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

Healing is an Incredible Ministry

With a healing ministry team of 14 people, South Shore United Church, PEI hosts a unique ministry.
Learn more from Karen MacLeod-Wilkie in this video.

 

Thanksgiving Blessings

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

Thanksgiving blessings from the staff of Maritime Conference

Prayer Under It All

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

Prayer Under It All

REFLECTIONS … is  a weekly one minute video blog featuring the people and places of Maritime Conference.

By Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment
 

Greetings to you in the midst of this Holy Week. I bring you an image that holds us this Week, “Prayer Under It All.”

This video records the story of Sackville United Church preparing their renovated space by writing prayers on the walls.

 

We Are Not Alone

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

We Are Not Alone

REFLECTIONS … is  a weekly one minute video blog featuring the people and places of Maritime Conference.

By Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment
 

During Lent I am happy to share a series of six videos of conversations with the folk of Orchard Valley United Church. They are a new amalgamation of United Churches from Kentville, Wolfville, Canard, New Minas and Greenwich. They have an important story to share.

Here is the series (with links to the ones previously published.)

  1. Brenda MacKean-Barss: Packing, Grieving and the Joy.
  2. Helen Seymour: It’s the People Who are Important.
  3. Ian Godfrey: Downsizing to Gain Strength
  4. Claudia Tugwell: We See Life
  5. Annika Sangster: To do Different Things
  6. The Congregation at Worship: We Are Not Alone

 

On a wild and freezing morning I attended worship at Orchard Valley. Here are some pictures.

To Do Different Things

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

To Do Different Things

REFLECTIONS … is  a weekly one minute video blog featuring the people and places of Maritime Conference.

By Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment
 

During Lent I am happy to share a series of six videos of conversations with the folk of Orchard Valley United Church. They are a new amalgamation of United Churches from Kentville, Wolfville, Canard, New Minas and Greenwich. They have an important story to share.

Here is the series (with links to the ones previously published.)

  1. Brenda MacKean-Barss: Packing, Grieving and the Joy.
  2. Helen Seymour: It’s the People Who are Important.
  3. Ian Godfrey: Downsizing to Gain Strength
  4. Claudia Tugwell: We See Life
  5. Annika Sangster: To do Different Things
  6. The Congregation at Worship: Together Singing

 

Today we visit with Annika Sangster, recently called to Orchard Valley.

We See Life

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

We See Life

REFLECTIONS … is  a weekly one minute video blog featuring the people and places of Maritime Conference.

By Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment
 

During Lent I am happy to share a series of six videos of conversations with the folk of Orchard Valley United Church. They are a new amalgamation of United Churches from Kentville, Wolfville, Canard, New Minas and Greenwich. They have an important story to share.

Here is the series (with links to the ones previously published.)

  1. Brenda MacKean-Barss: Packing, Grieving and the Joy.
  2. Helen Seymour: It’s the People Who are Important.
  3. Ian Godfrey: Downsizing to Gain Strength
  4. Claudia Tugwell: We See Life
  5. Annika Sangster: To do Different Things
  6. The Congregation at Worship: Together Singing

Today we listen to Claudia Tugwell, a member of the Orchard Valley United Church speak about where she sees life in the amalgamation.

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

REFLECTIONS … is  a weekly one minute video blog featuring the people and places of Maritime Conference.

By Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment
 

During Lent I am happy to share a series of six videos of conversations with the folk of Orchard Valley United Church. They are a new amalgamation of United Churches from Kentville, Wolfville, Canard, New Minas and Greenwich. They have an important story to share.

Here is the series (with links to the ones previously published.)

  1. Brenda MacKean-Barss: Packing, Grieving and the Joy.
  2. Helen Seymour: It’s the People Who are Important.
  3. Ian Godfrey: Downsizing to Gain Strength
  4. Claudia Tugwell: We See Life
  5. Annika Sangster: To do Different Things
  6. The Congregation at Worship: Together Singing

 

Today we hear from Ian Godfrey, who is a Trustee.

It’s the People who are Important

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

It’s the People who are Important

REFLECTIONS … is  a weekly one minute video blog featuring the people and places of Maritime Conference.

By Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment
 

During Lent I am happy to share a series of six videos of conversations with the folk of Orchard Valley United Church. They are a new amalgamation of United Churches from Kentville, Wolfville, Canard, New Minas and Greenwich. They have an important story to share.

Here is the series (with links to the ones previously published.)

  1. Brenda MacKean-Barss: Packing, Grieving and the Joy.
  2. Helen Seymour: It’s the People Who are Important.
  3. Ian Godfrey: Downsizing to Gain Strength
  4. Claudia Tugwell: We See Life
  5. Annika Sangster: To do Different Things
  6. The Congregation at Worship: Together Singing

Today we hear from Helen Seymour, who is a member of the Property Committee.

Orchard Valley: Packing, Grieving, and the Joy

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

Orchard Valley: Packing, Grieving, and the Joy

REFLECTIONS … is  a weekly one minute video blog featuring the people and places of Maritime Conference.

By Janice MacLean, Conference Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment
 

During Lent I am happy to share a series of six videos of conversations with the folk of Orchard Valley United Church. They are a new amalgamation of United Churches from Kentville, Wolfville, Canard, New Minas and Greenwich. They have an important story to share.

Here is the series:

  1. Brenda MacKean-Barss: Packing, Grieving and the Joy.
  2. Helen Seymour: It’s the People Who are Important.
  3. Ian Godfrey: Downsizing to Gain Strength
  4. Claudia Tugwell: We See Life
  5. Annika Sangster: To Do Different Things
  6. The Congregation at Worship: Together Singing

We begin with Brenda MacKean-Barss, who is a member of the Pastoral Care Team.

 

Celtic Lent Small Group Study

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Blogs, Reflections Video Blog | 0 comments

Celtic Lent Small Group Study

Something a little different for the Common Ground blog this week. It’s a taster of the audio we are preparing for the Lent Small Group Study. This study is for congregational use for Lent 2014. Please see FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  for more information and for a sample of the Leader’s Page for Session 1. You can register there too.