September 18 2022

The Sabbatical… and the return       My family and I are so grateful for the leave of absence that this congregation granted me for a sabbatical. Our children are old enough to remember this experience for years to come. There was so much life in the many churches we visited. There were so many …

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September 4 2022

Looking Back With Gratitude… and Ahead With Anticipation         As I write, the hot summer sun is pouring through my office window while the cool evenings remind me that fall is just around the corner. Fresh herbs and garden-grown produce make star appearances in savoury dishes while ice cream remains the kids’ favourite …

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August 21 2022

Fellowship Is More Than Cake and Coffee         A funeral and a wedding anniversary. Recently there have been two events that have invited us to look back on our lives and stare into the future. Winnie Kelm’s funeral was on August 10. We heard from her family of a life so well lived, …

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August 7 2022

Try this for a new Bible study experience…                       In my work as Publications Director for Scripture Union, Canada, I try to keep abreast of what’s out there that other people may be reading. It was in this connection that I recently came across a different …

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July 24 2022

Ruth, the Moabite                  At First Baptist Place, we have been looking at the book of Ruth during our chapel times. It is such a positive book placed in the middle of the darkness and disobedience of Israel and her judges; a book of hope, healing and love. …

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