Precious Memories
Memories - we all have them, tucked away yet accessible when needed. I invite you to pause for a moment and take out a few of yours. What feelings do they evoke? Why are they precious?

From a spiritual perspective, memory is not just about holding pictures of the past in our head; it’s also about holding on to our core values. There’s a reason we say, “I need to remember who I am.” The experience of gathering together as a faith community – even if that happens through technology – helps us to remember who we are and whose we are.

Worship connects back into the past through ancient, sacred stories but also into the future by shaping the way in which we act in the world. We are all protectors and sustainers of memories. What are the precious pieces which we hold and how might they help us to live love in the world?

Etel Adnan, poet, essayist, and painter; was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the daughter of a Greek Christian mother and a Syrian Muslim father, who now lives in the USA. Here are some of her words to ponder -

Memory sews together events that hadn’t previously met.

Blessings, Karen Dale [in ministry with Beach United Church]

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Songs of Thanksgiving: organ recital by Matthew Whitfield, Facebook live stream Oct 17 at 4 pm. For program & to register by donation

Live-stream worship Sunday Oct 18: People of Memory - watch and listen on Facebook. Remember you do not need a Facebook account to watch; select “not at this time” if you are asked to join.

Worship Schedule: to view the upcoming schedule for Sunday services, check out this page

Music for the Soul: members of the BUC Choir, directed by Steven Webb, sing “We Rise Again”.

Easing Stress through Everyday Mindfulness: workshops offered on Saturday Nov 7,14,21,28 from 10.30-11.30 am. For more details click here

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