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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! MINISTRY How to Intentionally Plan a Day of Rest I know I need to slow down. I need to find ways to connect with God by allowing time for holy moments on my Sundays, not just at […]

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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 Anne,Strangely, some of us don’t even know your name. When I tried to refresh my memory and read about your life in my Bible, I […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIVING/FAMILY What makes Canadian kids happy? UNICEF Canada responds with new report Every year UNICEF releases a report card that measures children’s wellbeing in nations around the world. Not surprisingly, the top positions are held by Scandinavian […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! INTERNATIONAL Jump Rope Heroes: Watch School Kids Set A One-Minute Guinness World Record The video is mesmerizing, if a bit noisy: Moving in a figure-eight pattern, elementary school students hop over a jump rope with perfect timing, […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIETY All the lonely people “Social isolation just may be the greatest environmental hazard of city living — worse than noise, pollution, or even crowding.” Study after study deliver similarly grim prognoses: loneliness is as harmful to […]

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A family's shoes

International Day of Families: May 15


by Donna Sinclair A congregation operates more like a family than any other human structure. We bring to it tantrums, hungers, rivalries, allegiances, and affections just like the ones we knew as we grew up. Furthermore, we expect to see families in the pews, as microcosms of this larger community. And people do, obligingly, quite […]

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