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Westworth United Church  Congregational Email April 21, 2022

 Minister’s Message Westworth is continuing our Easter messages this week, as many of them were missed last week due to the incoming storm necessitating building closure and the need to quickly send out the email two days early.  Our apologies. But it’s not a bad thing to continue Easter messages. In fact, the season of …Read more

March 31, 2022 Westworth United Church  Congregational Email

 Minister’s Message I write this March 30, looking out at the fresh skiff of snow. As you can see from the photo below, taken April 14, 2021, we forget that spring also played a trick on us last year! And yet, the snow and ice did eventually melt. We had some great times with family …Read more

Congregational Email December 16, 2021

MINISTER’S MESSAGE As we approach the longest night of the year, we move deeper into the shadows. Some take comfort from the gathering darkness that wraps around us and quiets their souls. Others struggle with the diminishing light and find their spirits sinking. In only another few days, the light will begin to grow again, …Read more

December 2, 2021 Congregational Email

MINISTER’S MESSAGE This Christmas will be a strange mix of plenty and scarcity, tears and laughter. Gifts may be limited by the scarcity of microchips. Green Christmas trees have become hard to find. I stood in line at the Boy Scouts Christmas tree lot for an hour, working on my Christmas Eve message with numb …Read more

Congregational Email October 21, 2021

MINISTER’S MESSAGE The title of the first version of the Safe Reopening Committee’s report was “Because there is Hope Here”. We had high hopes that this report would guide us through to the fall of 2020, when we fully expected that we would be safely reopening. We did for one week until skyrocketing COVID numbers …Read more

Congregational Email October 14, 2021

MINISTER’S MESSAGE I am grateful for Westworth’s bereavement leave that gave me time over Thanksgiving to be with family in Victoria for my mother’s Celebration of Life. It was offered through Zoom from my brother’s living room with immediate family, all masked. This allowed people to join and speak from across Canada—blessings in disguise. I …Read more

Congregational Email October 07, 2021

MINISTER’S MESSAGE I would like to introduce you to Jane Powell, whom I see monthly for a spiritual check-up. I call her my spiritual guide—others use the name spiritual director or body talk practitioner. She is steeped in the Christian tradition, amongst other faith traditions and energy work, and has a particular interest in the …Read more