Worship Service : 10:30 a.m. Sunday 

Office Hours : 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tue - Fri

Phone : 306-586-3613

Kathy's Spiritual Meanderings....

I was just interviewed by Sheila Coles on the Morning Show on CBC radio.  One of the questions she asked me was why we were doing this - why the podcasts and the blogs?  For some reason that is the question that is staying with me so I want to give another reason here - a continued reflection from whatever it is that I said this morning live on the radio!  Yesterday in my sermon I told the story of a Rabbi who talked about a congregation as a "sacred community".  He spoke about growing up in the Bronx and

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This past Tuesday there were 30 of us gathered into a circle with Rabbi Jeremy Parnes.  I had promoted the evening by saying that if we could hear what Jeremy held as sacred, it would help us begin to articulate more clearly for ourselves what we hold as sacred.  We began the evening by asking everyone to name a "holy moment" - a moment that touched their hearts in some way - that made them pause and take note.  It was amazing to listen as we went around the circle - it definitely felt like we were walking on holy

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I am facilitating 5 sessions this fall focussed on deepening both our own individual spirituality, as well as deepening our connection to one another as a spiritual community.  The first session was this past Tuesday with Ray McGinnis as our guest.  Ray is an author, a poet, a lover of life, a man with a quirky sense of humor and a deep sense of integrity.  He invited us into an evening of articulating our faith with the use of poetry.  I was amazed at the depth of heart in the words which people wrote and shared with us.  Somehow the

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I have been walking alongside a woman who has no immediate family here in Regina, but who has a woman whom she describes as her "sister by choice" - the two of them have made intense life decisions together, and have touched my heart with how well they have listened to and respected each other in the process.  Sometimes our families can be that circle of support.  But sometimes there are people in our lives who may not be "blood relations", but who are clearly family for us.  This week I have had 2 women staying with me for a

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Our church community has certainly been stretched these past couple of weeks.  We had two funerals, one on a Thursday morning, and one the following Sunday afternoon.  I have been here 3 years now, and we have never yet had 2 funerals in one week for two faithful members of our church family.  It meant many people were involved in food preparation and moving chairs and tables, not to mention the difficult work of grieving itself.  Russell and I were thinking about all of that as we prepared the Thanksgiving worship service for this Sunday.  We are going to be

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This past Sunday, as I sat on the quilt with the children, the question from the book of James was "who among you is wise?"  One little girl immediately said "I am!"  And then almost as quickly denied every saying it.  I think we have a really hard time saying out loud to others that we are smart.  I would like to think that that is not gender-related, but I wonder..

This week I was invited to speak at Luther College to a world religions course, and the question I was asked was "what is liberating and what is challenging

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I just read a book entitled "Good to a Fault" by M. Endicott.  The story led me to ponder many, many things...just as any good book will do.  The story is about a woman, Clara, who is in her 40's, single, lonely, not very excited about life at all.  She has a car accident, where the other car is totalled, and the young mother ends up in the hospital.  Turns out that this young mother actually has cancer and ends up staying in the hospital, being very near death for quite some time.  While she is in the hospital Clara takes

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I am a commissioner to the meeting of the General Council of the United Church of Canada.  In preparation for this meeting, which happens every 3 years, a document was prepared entitled "The State of the Church".  There were some fascinating statistics in this report, talking about the number of congregations shrinking, and the membership being much lower in general, and the downward slide of the finances, both locally and nationally.  It made me think about what I would want to write if I was writing a report on "the state of the Church".  Today our church building is a

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The pace in the summer months definitely changes - while there are no meetings, and no programs, there are instead many, many conversations and visits, both at the church and in people's homes.  In the United Church we have two sacraments - baptism and communion.  They are named as sacraments because they are seen as a visible sign of invisible Grace - a more tangible way of experiencing and naming the presence of all that is Holy.  I think there are many other "sacraments" in our daily living - and one of them is clearly the sacrament of conversation - conversation

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Sunset United Church

 

Phone: 306-586-3613

office@sunsetunited.ca

177 Sunset Drive
Regina, SK, S4S 6Y7

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday