Summer Camp — Planting Seeds for a Life of Meaning

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I wouldn’t say that attending summer camp is a pre-requisite for leading a life of meaning. But if I trace my life backward, many, many meaningful experiences have their roots in my days at summer camp. I actually hated being … Read More

Annual Report 2017

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The annual report from 2017 is available for download!   Annual Report 2017 v3

Why the name, “Un-Church”?

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Our Young Families Engagement group knew fairly early on that we wanted to launch something similar to what’s called Messy Church, which originated in England and has replicated all over the world. Many United Churches across Canada are doing Messy … Read More

Season of Christmas

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I’ve always had a hard time when exciting experiences come to an end. Even as a child, after a long weekend I’d be overcome with sadness at the prospect of going to school on Tuesday morning. And I liked school! … Read More

Our Vision

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Over the past several months, we have been “trying on” our new vision statement. Presently it reads, We envision our church community as vibrant and bold, embodying the reconciling Way of Jesus. A small group of us reviewed survey responses, … Read More

Peace

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Peace is the theme for Advent this week. When I was studying at the University of Waterloo, the neighbouring college — Conrad Grebel College — offered a Peace and Conflict Studies program. The courses always appealed to me, but I … Read More