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

July 25 Worship Video

Indigenous Seventh Generation Principle

“The Peacemaker taught us about the Seven Generations…when you sit in council for the welfare of the people, you must not think of yourself or of your family, not even of your generation. Make your decisions on behalf of the seven generations coming, so that they may enjoy what you have today.”

Oren Lyons (Seneca), Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation

“Seventh Generation” Artist: Leyland Bell

Ancient Biblical Story

Deuteronomy 30:19

I call heaven and earth to witness…that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  Therefore choose life so that you and your descendants may live.

Prayer

To witness an ebony quilt of sky, stitched by beaming stars –

Is to glimpse God’s providence.

To hear a tone so sweetly sounded, that heaven opens within –

Is to stand on the threshold of everything holy.

To gaze at airy patterns, formed by cloud and wings on the move –

Is to be breathless with praise for the tapestry of life.

May our living, sing praise to you, O God.  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.

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/