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Jun 10th, 2019 by Webminister

Reflection: June 9

         At the recent inaugural meeting of the Pacific Mountain Region, I asked someone part-way through the meeting, “Are you having fun, yet?”  We were mired in some decisions that needed to take place and we seemed to be going around in circles as often happens.  There were moments like that, and I’m sure Linda Mae and Robin would agree! But, we got through it and the new structure is up and running.  With all the changes, though, many of us are wondering what we are becoming as a church.

         I must be showing my age for I went back to a book I read 30 years ago.  Interestingly, it was about the Church becoming.  This book was written by Bruce Larson who was a minister at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle in the 1980s and before that worked in church renewal affiliated with Princeton University.  We think we’re talking about church renewal for the first time today; we’re not.

         The book was called Wind & Fire: Living out the book of Acts. It was published in 1984!  It’s really a book about Pentecost, about the Holy Spirit calling the Church into being.  It’s also a book about the fact that Christianity is a living faith, not a dead religion in which we follow someone who lived and died and maybe rose and maybe went away never to be seen again.  Larson maintains that WE are the Church and the risen Christ lives in us called out by the Holy Spirit!

         Larson quips that the book of Acts, more properly known as The Acts of the Apostles, could have been called The Mistakes of the  »»

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Congregational Life

Prayers of the People: June 16

Please join me in the Prayers of the People, and when you hear the words, “Help us to follow in your way”, please respond with “Hear our prayers”. »»

For the Week of June 16

    Trinity Sunday  
Sunday School & Grad Recognition


Kootenay Faith Fest

       JUNE 21 – 23. 2019
Nelson United Church will be hosting this Faith Fest in June and we hope you will attend!

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United Church Crest

June 10, 2019, is the 94th Anniversary of the United Church of Canada »»

For the Week of June 9

     Pentecost Sunday  
         The UCC turns 94 June 10th!


Prayers of the People: June 2

 Let us prepare to pray as we listen to today’s Prayers of the People; When you hear the words, God of Love, please respond with “Hear our Prayers”. »»

Prayers of the People: May 26

During the prayers, when I say:  “God of blessing” please respond with “surround us with light.” »»

Prayers of the People: May 12

On this day when we honour our mothers and celebrate motherhood, let us find peace within ourselves as we prepare for prayer. When you hear the words: “Mothering Holy One,” please respond with “Nourish us with Love.” »»

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