Advent Poems 2019

Advent means “coming” or “arrival”. It’s the four-week season in the church calendar year preceding Christmas characterized by waiting and longing for God and what God assures the world: hope, peace, joy, love. Advent is the dark before the dawn; the candle burning brightly in a deep forest; the star way off in the black; the contrastRead more


Sermon: John 10.18 Given: Exploring the Christian Practice of Stewardship

Prayer in the Fog

“Never stop praying…” 1 Thessalonians 5 Our family lives in an ancient riverbed. Where crops grow, cows graze and a village sits, the Fraser River once rode right on through. The river takes a different route today but the lowlands retain certain qualities, one of them being fog. We often wake up to a thickRead more

What do to with Worry

“In a sense, God cannot be remembered. He can only be discovered. God’s presence is something that does not belong to the past or to the future but only to the present.” Thomas Merton Most of us know plenty about the suffocating inner spiral of worry. We worry about what has happened; we worry aboutRead more


Sermon: 1 Corinthians 12 September 8, 2019 Jesus invites us to think differently and to see ourselves not as autonomous individuals but instead as interdependent persons. He invites us to open our eyes to the reality of interconnection; he draws us out of division and selfishness, and deeper into the possibility of loving togetherness, notRead more


Sermon: Pslam 24.1-2 July 28, 2019 A Christian is someone who belongs to God and belongs in the world God has made; someone renewed by Jesus, helping to renew the world along with Jesus from the inside out.

Forgiveness & Celebration

Sermon: Philippians 2.4-5 July 7, 2019 Jesus’ life and teaching was “good news of great joy for all people”. The joy and celebration Jesus invites us into, however, is rooted in the reality of forgiveness.