Here are some links to other Maritime Conference blogs.

Roger Janes – Stewardship & Gifts United Church of Canada A Journey Through Faith Common Ground Reflections: A Video Blog Steve Berube, Palestine/Israel Observer Reflections from Mining Study Tour Guatemala My Window on God’s World

Testimony: The Atlantic Jubilee Program in Spiritual Deepening & Spiritual Guidance

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Blogs, Events | Comments Off on Testimony: The Atlantic Jubilee Program in Spiritual Deepening & Spiritual Guidance

Here is what one grad is saying about the Altantic Jubilee Program in Spiritual Deepening & Spiritual Guidance.  “I am very pleased I took this program. I knew I was drawn to it for a (at the time, unknown) reason. Of all the courses I have taken on theology, this has had had the most personal and significant impact on who I am as a spiritual being. It has had many wonderful God filled moments, and many challenges. I was exposed to more than I ever anticipated or imagined.  I enjoyed the thoughtful and often provocative, readings and...

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The Rev. Dr. Hugh Farquhar Reviews a New AVEL Resource

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in AVEL, Blogs | Comments Off on The Rev. Dr. Hugh Farquhar Reviews a New AVEL Resource

Thrill of Hope: the Christmas Story in Word and Art – An Advent Study presented by the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Moreshouse Education Resources. This 50-minute DVD-based study presents the familiar story of Christmas as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each scripture passage is illustrated and interpreted in the stunning artwork of John August Swanson along with commentary by some of America’s premier biblical scholars, names such as Dr. Thomas A. Long, Dr. Michael Joseph Brown, Dr. Carol A. Newsom and...

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Reflections on General Council Youth Forum

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on Reflections on General Council Youth Forum

1.       What part of General Council did you like best? I had the privilege of attending Council as Chaplain for the Youth Forum. 75 young people (aged 15-20) participated in the Forum and among the highlights were: Pilgrimage through downtown Ottawa with Moderator Mardi and 1st Nations elders; our very own Flash Mob on Parliament Hill; talking with EIGHT (yes 8) former moderators about the highlights of their terms; visit to the Sex Exhibit at Museum of Science; visit to the Gods Exhibit at Museum of Civilization; YF version of the...

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Final General Council Reflections

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on Final General Council Reflections

Final General Council Reflections

Meggin King, Truro Presbytery In response to your four questions: 1. What did I like best? Being immersed in the “UCC culture”, surrounded by UCC folk from across Canada. 2. What part of GC was most important?  Building relationship through both business and social gatherings. 3.  What part of GC moved me in a special way? Seeing the video of transgendered clergywoman Ruth Wood. I knew Ruth when she was Terry. I was a bridesmaid 35 years ago when Terry married Anne, and I had no idea that Terry was now Ruth. It moved me to...

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And Even More Responses from Commissioners

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on And Even More Responses from Commissioners

And Even More Responses from Commissioners

Doreen Daley, Mirimichi Presbytery 1. What part of the General Council did you like best? Just like Maritime Conference, it is the moving and inspirational worship service but especially the wonderful music sung in French – First Nations language and English.   2. What part of the General Council was the most important?  The most important part of the General Council was the approval of the three remits and the new crest and several other proposals that are very significant for the continuing work of the United Church.  3.  What...

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Even More General Council Reflections

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on Even More General Council Reflections

Even More General Council Reflections

Our General Council Commissioners offer reflections on their experience. Bonnie Fraser, Pictou Presbytery What part of General Council did you like best? I really like being able to experience the wider community of the UCC. It is amazing to sit at table, either in the court, in the dining hall or at a picnic park and be in conversation with other UCC people from the length and breadth of Canada. That’s when I really do know “We are not alone” in the simplest form. What part of General Council was the most important? I...

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More General Council Reflections

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on More General Council Reflections

More General Council Reflections

  More of our Commissioners to the 41st General Council reflect on their experience: Ivan Gegan, Ordered Ministry Representative to the General Council Executive 1.       What part of General Council did you like best? The Table group discussions with fantastic and committed UCC people from all over Canada.  I loved the inclusiveness of people in our Council who welcomed different languages, cultures, ethnicities and sexualities. It was a wonderful example of how we can exist and should exist in God’s Realm. Some of the...

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Reflections from General Council

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on Reflections from General Council

Reflections from General Council

General Council Commissioners will be making reports to Presbytery over the coming months but we have invited them to offer brief reflections in response to four questions. 1.       What part of General Council did you like best? 2.       What part of General Council was the most important? 3.       What part of General Council moved you in a special way? 4.       What part of General Council could you leave out and still have everything you needed!   Pauline Walker, Lay Representative to the General Council...

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Under the Heat of Nicaragua’s Sun

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on Under the Heat of Nicaragua’s Sun

Under the Heat of Nicaragua’s Sun

Under the Heat of Nicaragua’s Sun By Rhonda Schofield, PEI The sun shone down on my tired jet-lagged body as I stood in the earthquake-ravished revolutionary square of Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua. The birds in the tropical trees above squawked as if competing with each other to be the loudest. Several street vendors sauntered about trying to make a sale and our program coordinator Gonzalo Duarte of volunteer-tourism company Los Companeros was giving a brief history lesson of this complex nation. Overwhelmed with the day, I...

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Christian/Buddhist Dialogue

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Blogs, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Christian/Buddhist Dialogue

The Rev. Meggin King writes: “One of my close friends back in the Ottawa Valley is a Buddhist priest. He and I have embarked on a series of online conversations around our respective faiths. We started in February. Here is the outline of our dialogues, with links to the completed work.” To read the continuing dialogues in months to come please go to the LINKS page and click on  Red Maple: Buddhist/Christian Dialogue. Here is the series. Series Introduction Why dialogue? (Feb); Personal Theology and Process Theology (March); The...

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