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What does a Community Life and Pastoral Care Minister do?

What does a Community Life and Pastoral Care Minister do? Responsiveness to our community is central to my work as we all live into Jesus’ call to love and serve our neighbour. This position is present to most aspects of the daily life of the congregation.  These include the welcoming, healing, community building, intercultural ministriesContinue Reading “What does a Community Life and Pastoral Care Minister do?”

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December 4, 2017: A Change of Heart: Repentance Matthew 3: 1-12

A Change of Heart: Repentance    Matthew 3: 1-12 Rev Debra Bowman, Ryerson United Church Dec. 4, 2016 Oh my, here he comes again. John the Baptist. Every Advent it’s the same thing: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Now is the time when I hector you about not placing all your ChristmasContinue Reading “December 4, 2017: A Change of Heart: Repentance Matthew 3: 1-12”

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December 11, 2016: Mary: Turning the World Luke 1: 46-55

Mary: Turning the World   Luke 1: 46-55 Rev. Debra Bowman, Ryerson United Church Dec. 11, 2016 Our reading from the Bible today included the words that Mary, the mother of Jesus spoke, when the angel told her that she would have a baby, and that that baby would change the world. Her reaction, what sheContinue Reading “December 11, 2016: Mary: Turning the World Luke 1: 46-55”

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January 6, 2017: Faith or Folly? Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany

Faith or Folly? Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany Debra Bowman, Dunbar Ryerson United Church Jan. 6, 2017 Yesterday Bob and I went to see the eagles in Brackendale, near Squamish. This is the time of year when they gather along the river in great numbers, arriving in the morning to feed on the fish. It’s supposed toContinue Reading “January 6, 2017: Faith or Folly? Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany”