This past holiday weekend, as a horrible storm went through Ontario, it snapped and uprooted trees, cut power for thousands of people, and tragically, resulted in some people dying. The […]
In many of our communities and churches, we have territorial acknowledgements that often include a phrase about moving forward in a spirit of reconciliation and respect. It is a statement […]
Inclusivity. It matters. Because it matters to Jesus. And to His disciples, including Peter, who shares the good news of Jesus’ saving love and power with the Gentiles, a group […]
Earlier this week, there were 150 tents pitched along Lakeshore Drive in Barrie. It wasn’t a kid’s camping event, unfortunately. It was an awareness initiative of the housing crisis we […]
Psalm 23 is so well-known it can be taken for granted, as the words quickly roll off our tongues. Let’s slow down, walk with our Lord through the pastures and be still.
Today at St. Andrew’s we celebrated our 173rd anniversary. Our faith community dates back to September 1843, when a group of Presbyterians began worshipping together. Our sanctuary, located kitty-corner from […]
This week, St. Andrew’s began its life-long learning series that focuses on healing and reconciliation. United Church of Canada Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice Animator Lori Ransom – an Indigenous woman […]
There are rainy days, damp days and sunny days. It’s a whole lot easier to give thanks and praise when the sun is shining and we can feel the warmth […]
Our Spring 2022 life-long learning series features Indigenous elders, teachers and other specialists as we seek to learn more about residential schools and how each of us can help in the healing and reconciliation work that needs to be done.
The brass and the trumpets, the triumphant hymns and hand bells were all part of our celebration of our Lord’s resurrection today. There is indeed incredible hope and joy in […]