Noticings… (Weekly Spiritual Reflection)

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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 – literally, I have an app on my phone and everything. This will be the last…

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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 that the current design is 10 years old. In online tech-land that is an eternity!…

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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. GC44 was meant to happen in Calgary in 2021, but like everything else the pandemic…

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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 had something I couldn’t seem to find in any measure for a long time –…

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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 such a solemn and tender memorial gathering, but it was entirely appropriate. In fact, it…

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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 Indigenous Council’.)   The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof… — Psalm 24:1  This…

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