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The October Mustard Seed

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Guatemala Bienestar 

From Mary Ann: An update of the Bienestar project is long overdue but here it is at last. As you may recall, our church community supports an outreach project in Guatemala in collaboration with nursing alumni from Selkirk College. We are working closely with the Cooperative of Nuevo Horizonte (New Horizons), a small village of read on

Reflection: October 1

      Today is Worldwide Communion Sunday. It is a Sunday that I’ve come to appreciate as we be intentional about our world-wide kinship with other people. I remember early on in my days in the United Church, so sometime in the late 60’s or early 70’s, when an emphasis was put on World-Wide read on

World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday in October. Congregations around the globe will celebrate World Communion Sunday. Most of us have heard about World Communion Sunday but may not know much about where the celebration originated. According to the website of the National Council of Churches, World Communion Sunday began in 1936 read on

Reflection: September 24

         One of the church sign bloopers that remains stuck in my head, and this has been around for probably 20 years, is, “Don’t let worry kill you; let the church help!” Every few years, a collection of these bloopers, including bulletin bloopers, gets passed around on the internet.          I would say that there read on

Reflection: September 17

I’ve long wondered why the land is so important to me, especially land that is away from our inhabited world, what we call wilderness. We went camping when I was a child, starting out in a tent and then graduating to a tent trailer before getting a fairly large (for that time) travel trailer. My read on

Reflection: September 3

        This has been a challenging year for us in BC with respect to forests. Fires and floods were what we have experienced this year. And the ongoing attempts to change the culture of cutting trees from clear-cutting to sustainable logging is always before us.         I don’t quite remember my first read on

The Mustard Seed: May 2017

This is the current edition of the Mustard Seed read on

Support Rights and Protections for Transgender Canadians

The United Church is opposed to discrimination against any person on any basis, including gender identity. Transgender and genderqueer people face ongoing discrimination and can have serious difficulties accessing housing, health care, and employment. They frequently do not receive adequate protection under the law and are too often victims of violence. Trans people deserve to read on

Supporting Nelson Pride

Nelson United Church has supported Pride by marching in the parade every Labour Day weekend for 20 years.  read on