21 results for author: Bri-anne Swan


WELCOME: WEEK ONE

We couldn’t have asked for a more glorious day to kick off our first “Welcome to the Neighbourhood” event at Queensville-Holland Landing United Church.


AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

Reflecting on The Road to Emmaus: Jesus chose to be with and among his people when they extended the offer of hospitality to a stranger.


SONG: LONG BEFORE THE NIGHT by CAROLYN McDADE

Carolyn McDade's beautiful poetry reminds us that we have been here before. We will be here again. And still, God's aching love rolls on.


VIDEO: WE SING OF JESUS (part 1)

Jesus was a Jew, born to a woman in poverty, in a time of social upheaval and political oppression. This video is intended to be the first in a series of videos exploring the words of A Song of Faith alongside contemporary images.


FOR WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG

Whether we follow Jesus, practice another faith, or practice no faith, there is always something larger than ourselves from which we can draw.


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN 55000 NEW NEIGHBOURS MOVE IN DOWN THE STREET?

Jesus is giving his people a means of reclaiming their power and agency. Something that is given cannot be taken. Loving those who hate you turns the shame back onto the aggressor.


WE ARE REQUIRED TO STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT

When people are hurt, it is important to come together. It is important to take care of each other. It is especially important to take care of the most vulnerable. It is also required that we stand up and speak out against hatred and injustice.

Fishing for People: The Value of Shattered Glass

In much the same way that Jesus chose to be in and with and among his people, and recognizing that this could also be a now or never moment, the Living Presence Ministry has been created in order to emulate this expression of faith and radical hospitality.

WHAT DOES A COMMUNITY (PIONEER) MINISTER ACTUALLY DO?

What is a minister without a church? What does a minister do if they aren't planning for Sunday services?

OUR VISION

The Living Presence Ministry is developing a unique approach to mission by starting a new community (pioneer) ministry while simultaneously revitalizing the existing congregations in the area. This ‘both – and’ approach means we are working to find new ways of connecting with those who are not drawn to traditional church and helping the local congregations become as attractive and inviting as possible for new residents who might be looking for a spiritual home. Our Community (Pioneer) Minister will make relationships with you as your neighbour right from the start as you move into the new developments in Queensville and Sharon.  We want to ...