Rev. Paul Walfall speaks at General Council in Oshawa
August 5th Service
The United Church still hasn’t confronted the racism within it.
‘Let us ensure that the people who sit at the table are there not as guests
but as valued members of the family.’
By Paul Walfall
“First, let me say thank you for the opportunity given to me to serve in this capacity of intercultural observer at this General Council. I have been deeply moved by the privilege that has been afforded me and it is my hope that I have in some way, even a small way, done justice to the post.
For my reflection, I want to share with you three stories from my experiences in the United Church of Canada. These stories have, in many ways, shaped and challenged my outlook in the church and my experiences this past week.”
You can watch Paul Walfall’s message in a youTube video, by clicking here
Debunking the 5 Stages of Grief
July 28th Service
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — if you’ve experienced any kind of grief in your life, you’ve likely heard of the “Five Stages of Grief.” But according to psychologist David Feldman, moving through stages isn’t how grief actually works.
“The biggest issue is that these are stages that people go through lock-step fashion,” he told Tapestry guest host Christa Couture. “It really isn’t the case that most people spend two weeks in denial, two weeks in anger, two weeks in bargaining.”
Instead, Feldman, who hosts Psychology in 10 Minutes, believes “people cycle through these experiences at all different speeds.”
Tapestry, CBC, July 20, 2018