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

Abortion is the hottest of hot-button issues

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on Abortion is the hottest of hot-button issues

Reprinted from the Charlottetown GUARDIAN By Rev.John Moses Prince Edward Island is an exceptional place.   Not least among our unique features is the role that faith, especially the Christian faith, still plays in our common life.  Church attendance here is fairly high, compared with many other parts of the country and even those who seldom if ever occupy a pew can usually say which church they are staying away from.  I can’t help wondering, therefore, if fear of negative reaction from the churches might have played a part in the way...

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"God's Little Laughter"

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on "God's Little Laughter"

“God’s Little Laughter” By Rev. Ivan Gregan, Port Wallis United Church The Sunday after Easter is designated as “Holy Humour Sunday” with two-fold origins. First, after the theologically in-depth Holy Week and Easter celebrations, this Sunday provides a lighter Sunday that brings humour back into our celebrations with God. Secondly, Easter, itself, has been described as “God’s little laughter” meaning that in the face of death’s terribly offensive and highly pertinacious claims that it would rule over human...

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“God’s Little Laughter”

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on “God’s Little Laughter”

“God’s Little Laughter” By Rev. Ivan Gregan, Port Wallis United Church The Sunday after Easter is designated as “Holy Humour Sunday” with two-fold origins. First, after the theologically in-depth Holy Week and Easter celebrations, this Sunday provides a lighter Sunday that brings humour back into our celebrations with God. Secondly, Easter, itself, has been described as “God’s little laughter” meaning that in the face of death’s terribly offensive and highly pertinacious claims that it would rule over human...

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Easter Message

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on Easter Message

Easter Morning Sermon Mark 16: 1-8 By Rev. Bev. Brazier Bev is in ministry with the folk at Whitehorse United, NWT.  She formally served in the Maritime Conference and remains a creative influence on many who follow her work.  Let’s cut right to the chase. It’s over. The tomb is empty. And life is full. God wins – life triumphs over death hope once just a whisper in the dark is set loose in the world and will never – EVER – die.   Jesus is risen he is risen indeed Alleluia – alleluia!!!   turns out that the...

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How Can We Leave This Place?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on How Can We Leave This Place?

How Can We Leave This Place?

How Can We Leave this Place? By Catherine Gaw,  March 2012 A Litany of Lament and Commitment written by the Rev. Catherine Gaw for the congregation of Sackville United Church as the congregations says farewell to the building. Introductory Words: Statement of Our Purpose:  Representative from Church Council It was a year ago this weekend when we gathered as a family of faith to contemplate our future. The Decision made by the congregation was to offer the properties we hold in Trust for The United Church of Canada and to seek another way of...

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We Are Not Frightened by Change

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Blogs | Comments Off on We Are Not Frightened by Change

We Are Not Frightened by Change A Reflection by Rev. Robert Johnson – from his Florida Blog   “… Everyone thinks of changing the world, but where, oh where, are those who think of changing themselves?” – Richard Foster People do change! They just don’t think about it. We change the style of clothes we wear. We change our habits of communication. We change the meaning of some of the words we use. We change jobs. We change spouses. We change residences. We age, therefore, we change. … we do not think so...

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What is the Church Called to be Doing Today?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Blogs, Christian Life & Growth | Comments Off on What is the Church Called to be Doing Today?

What is the Church Called to be Doing Today?

Guest Sermon: Rev. Nigel Weaver, Minister at Cornwall United Church, PEI, and Chair of the Maritime Conference Christian Life & Growth Committee Also printed in the March 3, 2012 GUARDIAN, PEI.    Valentine’s Day morning I sat in a circle one of fifteen church-folk from across the Maritimes. As often happens as gatherings like that begin the convener asked us to take some time to be silent and to ponder a question, the one she gave us was “What is the Church called to be doing today?” After several minutes of silent listening we...

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