Dear Grandmother Anne

Dear Grandmother Anne ‘How do we parents say farewell to our beloved children’ by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ Dear Grandmother ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CHRISTMAS Christmas Countdown Strange or silly as some of these customs might ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CHRISTMAS How Does an Advent Calendar Work? In today’s throwback podcast, Father ...

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What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s ...

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Attention Puppet Enthusiasts and Readers of Dragon Talks!


Let your children develop important learning skills and use their imagination! Rev. Dr. James Lepard, an ordained minister for over 20 years, has written two Dragon Talks books – one for Year A and one for Year C – based on the Revised Common Lectionary. These puppet scripts are designed for use during “children’s time” […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SUSTAINABILITY After 139 years, General Electric stops making light bulbs The problem for GE and for everyone in the business is that they used to be a consumable that had to be replaced constantly; now, quality LED […]

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A day for women’s rights


by Carolyn Pogue ‘This Thanksgiving, I’m celebrating the tenacity of women and girls’ This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . It will be a great day when “uppity women” are merely regarded as humans with brains, voice and strength. I agree with one sign I saw in a recent […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! HEALTH How Messing With Our Body Clocks Can Raise Alarms With Health We humans are time-keeping machines. And it seems we need regular sleeping and eating schedules to keep all of our clocks in sync. Studies show […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CONSERVATION Group files suit to recognize the Colorado River as a person Corporations have rights…why not rivers? While a new lawsuit based on the concept is probably not a sure bet to win, it raises an important […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico with force not seen in ‘modern history’ With sustained winds of 155 mph at landfall — a strong Category 4 storm and nearly a Category 5 — Maria was so powerful that […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! FAITH Learning Grace from a ‘Homeboy’ “What’s his story? He looks so tough, but he’s always talking about God and being blessed.” “He’s one of Father Greg’s Homeboys,” my husband answered. “Homeboys?” I asked, not following. “Yes, […]

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Solidarity without borders


by Carolyn Pogue While speaking freely about racism, one can always use a little bit of help from friends This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ .    My husband Bill and I drove to Ontario this summer before heading down to New Hampshire and Massachusetts to visit friends. Still, […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! FAITH How Fashion Is Helping Megachurch Pastors Reach A New Demographic At a time when millennials are ditching religious gatherings, these men of the (very good) cloth are winning them back…Read Full Article From Fashionista SCIENCE Sun […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! PLANET For the Love of Earth Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?…Read Full Article From Yes!magazine PRAYER […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! IMMIGRATION From far and wide I was an engineer in my country, but here in Calgary it’s different. I needed to start another thing. I volunteer with Calgary Outlink [a centre for gender and sexual diversity] and […]

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