Category Noticings

Noticings – August 10, 2022

NOTICINGS… August 10, 2022 5 days, 1 hour, 36 minutes, and 21 seconds. That’s how much time there was to the start of my sabbatical leave when I began to write this Noticings on Tuesday. The countdown is on –…

Noticings – August 3, 2022

NOTICINGS… August 3, 2022 Our church website has been giving us some trouble lately. There are some ‘bad scripts’ that are bogging everything down. I’ve probably got some ‘bad scripts’ bogging me down too! (Don’t we all?) We figured out…

Noticings – July 27, 2022

NOTICINGS… July 27, 2022 Our denominational triennial meeting called General Council has just concluded. You may recall that in 2018 we hosted General Council 43 in Oshawa and many people reading this were very involved in helping make that happen.…

Noticings – July 20, 2022

NOTICINGS… July 20, 2022 I finished a book! I started it back in the fall, and then I couldn’t seem to accomplish more than a chapter at a time for months. Then I had some holiday time, and suddenly I…

Noticings – June 29, 2022

NOTICINGS… June 29, 2022 “We’re like giddy school kids!” That was a comment that emerged on Sunday evening during the reception after our celebration of life gathering called a Time for Remembering. You might think it an odd comment following…

Noticings – June 22, 2022

NOTICINGS… June 22, 2022 (Yesterday, June 21st, was National Indigenous Day in Canada. In honour of that day I wanted to share with you this reflection written by Rev. John Thompson who is the Co-Chair of the United Church ‘National…

Noticing – June 15, 2022

NOTICINGS… June 15, 2022  Music touches us and moves our spirits in ways far deeper than words alone ever can. Worship music – whether it’s a ‘golden oldie’, a Voices United classic, or a newer praise song – makes our…

Noticings – June 8, 2022

NOTICINGS… June 8, 2022 This week I’d like to share with you our Moderator’s Pentecost message for this year. It is on YouTube, and the link is below. Richard speaks about the birth of the Church, and the challenge for…

Noticings – June 1, 2022

NOTICINGS… June 1, 2022 It was just an offhand comment, the kind all of us makes all the time. Someone was wanting to take a spur-of-the-moment snapshot picture – called a ‘selfie’. But this person wasn’t a big selfie-taker and…

Noticings – May 25, 2022

NOTICINGS… May 25, 2022 I was introduced to this body prayer last week and I found it very moving and prayerful. The description below comes from the group that created it, from the tradition of a mystic named Julian of…