Connecting with our spiritual selves is very important in this time of uncertainty. The content on this page is updated regularly and can be used on Sunday as part of your worship experience or at any other time.

Karen Dale, minister

Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sept 12 Worship Video link

https://www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch/videos/442730120428522

Sept 19 Worship Resources

Group of people around the world. Chalk drawing.

Ancient Biblical Story

Jesus was asked lots of “knotty” questions from people who thought they knew the answer.  Questions that were asked to discredit him but Jesus usually surprised his questioners and he might surprise us today – here is one of those questions, found in Luke 17: 20,21

Once Jesus was asked by the religious leaders when the realm of God was coming and he answered, “The realm of God is already in your midst”.

Prayer

Living God, weave in us a deep understanding of your way of love.

May your compassionate design move through our words,

May your stitches bind us together, one with another,

May each strand in the tapestry of life be honoured and respected:

So that your image God, forms within our souls

As we search for that which makes us whole. Amen.

Call to Action

Some of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission.

#21. We call upon the federal government to provide sustainable funding for existing and new Aboriginal healing centres to address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual harms caused by residential schools, and to ensure that the funding of healing centres in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories is a priority. [Health]

#59. We call upon church parties to the Settlement Agreement to develop ongoing education strategies to ensure that their respective congregations learn about their church’s role in colonization, the history and legacy of residential schools, and why apologies to former residential school students, their families, and communities were necessary.

#3. We call upon all levels of government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle.

Jordan’s Principle is a child-first and needs-based principle used in Canada to ensure that First Nations children living on and off reserve have equitable access to all government funded public services.

#17. We call upon all levels of government to enable residential school survivors and their families to reclaim names changed by the residential school system by waiving administrative costs for a period of five years for the name-change process and the revision of official identity documents, such as birth certificates, passports, driver’s licenses, health cards, status cards, and social insurance numbers.

To read the full Truth and Reconciliation: Calls to Action click this link http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

Check out “Music for the Soul”

This link will take you to the Music for the Soul webpage https://beachunitedchurch.com/worship-and-music/music-for-the-soul/