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The meeting opened with President, Robert Lawson, interplaying the theme with T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Hollow Men”.  This image was woven through both the Thursday evening and Saturday morning sessions.   Wendy Lowden, Chair, Agenda, and Business, led worship on Thursday evening, building on the theme.  Diane Matheson-Jimenez and Thérèse Samuel led community-building time in small groups naming bold and brave figures from the Bible, identifying actions considered to be brave and bold, and...

Be Bold, Be Brave. “What is the most important quality for a minister to have?” “That’s easy,” said the candidate for ordination, “bravery.” The chair of the interviewing committee was taken aback. “Bravery?” she asked. “Why is bravery important? What about faith? What about hope? What about love?” “Well,” said the candidate, “I think faith is a kind of bravery. I think hope is a kind of courage. And, I think love – real love – requires an incredible amount of fortitude. “I see,” said the...

The United Church, in conjunction with For the Love of Creation, is searching for delegates to form a virtual delegation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26). The four COP26 goals set by the host countries UK and Italy are a step change in commitments to emissions reduction, strengthening adaptation to climate change impacts, getting finance flowing for climate action and enhancing international collaboration, including for the COP26 campaigns on energy transition, clean...