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Month: July 2018

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 Friday, July 27, 2018  Dear Friends,  This week has been full of reminders of how beautiful and strong a community you are; we are, together. You know I’m completely biased, and so grateful to call myself your minister, but it really does bring joy and peace to hear from others, in and beyond this place, how you move, serve, and support so many. Colleagues in and around Linco...
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Friday, July 20, 2018  Dear Friends,  This week’s ‘This Week’, according to my computer files, is the first I’ve written since the 22nd of June. That seems rather surreal to put in print. The first 2 Fridays of July, of absence, of stepping away to be on Study Leave, were entirely planned and long awaited. I’m grateful to Michelle and then Andrew for writing in those first gaps. I’...
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 Friday July 13, 2018  Hello all,  I am sending this along with thoughts and prayers for Rev. Heather and her family. Rev. Heather has spent the week preparing/waiting for her father’s emergency heart valve replacement surgery and his ongoing recovery. It is not my story to tell, Rev. Heather will share when the time is right. Only to say that we need to keep them all in our p...
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 Friday, July 6, 2018  Dear Friends,  Happy July everyone! The older I become, the more I think I understand what the months of July and August represent. Once, some years ago, I felt that July and August were two months that were filled with the excitement of games, vacations, and loads of outdoor activities with friends and family. Best of all, July and August was a time tha...
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 Friday, June 29, 2018  Dear Friends,  Surprise! It’s me, Michelle, writing to you for ‘This Week’ as a final farewell to my Trinity family as Heather enjoys some vacation time with her own family. When I considered what I would write to you, I thought back to all of the memories we have shared. I have truly been blessed to be a part of this community, and I wanted to reflect ...
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 This Week at Trinity, Beamsville  Friday, June 22, 2018  Dear Friends,  This week’s ‘This Week’ has had a tentative subject line for more than a few weeks now… which may give the impression that I actually, or usually, plan what might be written here. That rarely happens before Thursday morning at best, depending on the week’s unfolding, but in this particular case, I...
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 Friday, June 15, 2018  Dear Friends,  This week it came to light that, for someone raising teenagers, I’ve been spending a disproportionate amount of time in the children’s section of our local bookstore. It was gently pointed out by our daughter’s friend, who happens to work at said bookstore. In response, all I could do was smile and nod repeatedly, because there’s no getti...
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 Friday, June 8, 2018  Dear Friends,  This week our national church has started their weekly e-post of a piece called ‘Ask the Nominees’. I know it sounds a little on the dry side, but it’s all about preparing us to welcome, and specifically for the delegates to this summer’s General Council in Oshawa to vote for, the next Moderator of The United Church of Canada. While things...
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 Friday, June 1, 2018  Dear Friends,  This week I had a bit of an ear-worm stuck in my head, and I realize the risk that in naming it here, you too may soon have this little ditty on perpetual play. Here goes anyway: ‘All God’s children got a place in the choir. Some sing low, some sing higher, some sing out loud on the telephone wire, some just clap their hands, or paws, or a...
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 Friday, May 25, 2018  Dear Friends,  This week I’ve been downloading some rather large files to my most portable devices – which doesn’t sound all that revolutionary or exciting, except there is something of a first in there for me. For background, it’s been part of preparing for this weekend’s Annual Meeting of Hamilton Conference. A good piece of that prep is trying to wade...
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