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Of possible interest

This was posted on a UU Facebook page I follow (I Am UU) and I thought that while the piece and the subsequent discussion are UU, the issue of how to be a missional church in a theological diverse environment is one that the UCCan may increasingly confront. Not expecting much discussion on this, but thought it might be enlightening to some of you.

 

http://peterboullata.com/2011/12/29/the-liberal-church-finding-its-missi...

 

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UCC Seniors Cohousing Project In Toronto???

I attended an information meeting this evening about the Baba Yaga senior women's cohousing project in Toronto. I was really interesting. 

During the course of the session, it was mentioned that the UCC had approval to set aside a block of apartments for senior cohousing near Bloor Street United.

I could find nothing about it with a Google search.

Is anyone aware of this project, or better yet, involved with it? Thoughts?

 

Here's a link to a podcast about the Baba Yaga senior women's cohousing apartment buliding in Paris. 



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Dollars and Cents trump sense of community

I confess that I have, over the years, contributed to the decline of Canada Post.

I haven’t sent Christmas cards in years.

I rarely send letters, except for business reasons, or to the Canada Revenue Agency.

I have, by and large, turned to e-mail and especially text messaging for much of my communication.

But I still enjoy receiving a letter.

I like reading magazines which come through the mail.



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Home a reminder of the importance of trees

               There is a novel written by American author Thomas Wolfe titled “You Can’t Go Home Again.”  I confess I’ve never read it, but the phrase of the title has entered our language. It means that once you have left a small town and moved to the big city, your mind set changes to the point that you can never recover the way of life you had and any attempt to revisit old memories of those times will fail.



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Is the Rise of the Individual the Death of Community?

One of the first books I read in University was John Porter’s "The Vertical Mosaic". I might even have the book somewhere in my library. Porter’s work, if you ever read it, was one of the first studies of the elites in Canada and the effect of immigration on our society and who has power.

Porter concluded that there are elites in Canada who hold power, who continue to hold power and who generally don’t give up power. And those elites don’t change, no matter what, even today.

Cambridge Street United Church

Welcome! At Cambridge Street, we aim to be a caring, loving family. Our mission statement: "We, as members of Cambridge Street United Church, seek to follow Jesus Christ through word, music, and social action; thereby, nurturing our personal faith and supporting the faith journey of others.  We promise to be stewards of our living earth, to share with those in need, and to be welcoming to all.” 

Cambridge Street United Church

Welcome! At Cambridge Street, we aim to be a caring, loving family. Our mission statement: "We, as members of Cambridge Street United Church, seek to follow Jesus Christ through word, music, and social action; thereby, nurturing our personal faith and supporting the faith journey of others.  We promise to be stewards of our living earth, to share with those in need, and to be welcoming to all.” 

Cambridge Street United Church


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Message by Jane Doull, St Andrews, NB, August 7,2011 Pr14A

 

We can imagine being on a small fragile boat, in stormy waters,- no match for the elements..

Just so, we can imagine ourselves feeling very small  and  fragile when the storms of life threaten to overwhelm us.

 

The ship, or boat, has always been a common image for the church.

That’s where we get the word “nave” for the area you sit in- it’s from the Latin for ship.

There are cruise ships and ocean liners- and some churches are like that., or used to be.



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Warkworth Donnybrook, A Community Auction Sale

Auctioneer at Warkworth Donnybrook selling a glass punch bowlVery few people know what a donnybrook is...  Its a brawl. But in one small town in eastern Ontario its an auction sale.

The Warkworth Donnybrook is a huge auction sale that's held for the benefit of the entire community.

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Toast At Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion  is a meal with the community and God.

 

If you were making a toast at this meal, what would you say?



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Moderator Mardi Tindal's blog: Soul, community, creation through Lent

When Betty Lynn Schwab asked how I would feel if she adopted “God’s healing of soul, community, and creation” as the focus of this year’s United Church Lenten devotional book, I was delighted. The biblical reflections and prayers of eight extraordinary writers now offer us an unprecedented opportunity for shared spiritual practice and theological discussion on this theme using this book, Rising with the Morning Star.
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