37 results for tag: United Church of Canada


Stacking Wood: Lessons in Asking the Right Questions

The Parables of the Persistent Widow and the Pharisee & the Tax Collector. What are the questions we should be asking? We all get hot chocolate in the end.

Do You Have What it Takes?

Jesus, his parents and siblings may need some family therapy. "Whoever does not hate father or mother...can not follow me." People who read Koine Greek are awesome. There is a cost to following this Jesus guy. Music by Kirsten Jones and Of Sea and Stone.

Vive la Révolution

"I could be your grandchild!" A sermon offered at Westway United Church on February 24, 2019.


If Together is All That We’ve Got

Episode 18: Risk and Enmeshment - Ruth clings to Naomi. Love your neighbour because you ARE your neighbour. Vote Nov 6th. Music by Christa Couture and The Sun Harmonic.


God is Here (and so are we)

Episode 17: Xenophobia wins an East Gwillimbury election. Jesus tells us to go out into the World. Prayers for the friends, family and community of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg. Music by Agency, Jessica Allossery and Carolyn McDade.


No Time to Get Distracted

Whether Elizabeth Terrell-Tracey ends of trustee is not the point. The real work is in addressing how people voted for her in the first place.


When Xenophobia Wins an Election

Partisanship is not okay, but we are called to name injustice where we see it.


Find Somewhere to Go (Because we Grow Where We are Needed)

Episode 16: Jesus facepalms his way through Mark's gospel as the disciples keep missing the point. So does the Church. Who are we called to follow? How do we stay salty? Music by Raïssa Simone and The Sweet Maries. Words by Kahlil Gibran.


Born This Way: Risking the Waves & Calming the Storm

Episode 14: HAPPY PRIDE!! A short history of the harm churches have inflicted on LGBT communities and the hope that comes from mending relationships. The time I thought I was going to die on the Pacific Ocean. Jesus calms the storm. David finds comfort with Jonathan. Music by the brilliant choir of Eastminster United Church in Toronto.


The Constant (Awful) Gardener

Episode 13: Jeff Sessions and Sarah Sanders hurt Bri-anne's soul when they use scripture to justify horrific policy. Jesus shouldn't quit his day job. How do we know our kids aren't going to end up sociopaths? You are enough. Music by Mia & Jonah.