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Sharing Our Faith Stories: Jayden Jones

I think there’s something so cheeky and resilient in choosing passages that were weaponized against me to reflect on for my faith journey. I’ve had painful relationships with religion and God. This isn’t an easy story but I promise, there is light. When I was growing up, “Home” was always God’s House. Weekly masses, Catholic schools, choirs, and altar serving. At one…

Reflection June 21, 2020

Parkminster June 21, 2020 Three and a half years ago, I left my work with the then, Aboriginal Ministries Circle, now Indigenous Ministries Circle, a place that had been my work home for the previous eight years. In those eight years I heard so much and my heart broke in so many places.  This work brought me great joy and enabled me…

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Matthew 28:16-20 Parkminster United Church, Sunday, June 7, 2020 Rev. Heather Power There have been times over the length of my life when I have stopped to wonder how I ever got the idea that I wanted to be a minister. I was a minister’s kid after all – born and raised in The United Church of Canada. In…

Sunday, May 24

Reflection given at Parkminster United Church, Waterloo, May 24, 2020 Entomologists tell us that one of the results of global warming is an increase in the number of Ticks that are lurking in woodlots and hiking trails in Southern Ontario. Well, as it happens, two people close to me – one child and one adult – were bitten by Ticks this week…

Hope in Pandemic Times

Hope in Pandemic Times—1 Peter 3: 13-17  May 17, 2020-6th Sunday of Easter Hope is a funny thing.  What brings hope to one person can come across as threatening to someone else.  Perhaps we’ve gotten a sense of this with some of the tentative steps that Ontario is taking to re-open and some of the bolder and some would say reckless steps…