Dear friends and neighbours.

Autumn embraces us. Colours continue to explode with orange, purple, yellow and red then fall gently, feeding the earth on their return. Wind signals new ways, new directions and new possibilities. We sigh deep in anticipation and with concern. Winter is coming. Change surrounds us.  Rest, snow, cold, blankets, isolation, Christmas, fires, shovels, toboggans, long nights and short days, sadness, wonder, time for thought-filled-ness and time for deeper quiet. The longer darkness invites us into a time of reconnecting with dreams long sought, perhaps forgotten and simply waiting to be found again.  

At Mark Street United we begin a new journey and whether you are currently engaged in the church, a member of the wider community or perhaps seeking a spiritual place, we are all in this time of transformation together.

I am Patti Armstrong and the new Minister at Mark Street United.

With joy, hope-filled intent and an inclusive spirit, I walk with this Community of Faith and am prepared to journey the long road to greater awareness, Big God Love and deep faith justice.

I am grateful.

I am excited.

I am challenged. And glad to be so.

As we all struggle to find our place within our reflective selves and the wider world, I believe we share an internal hope to support each other. To stretch farther to reach the vulnerable, hear the overwhelmed, shelter the lost and uncover deep root justice for the displaced and uncertain.  Compassion and acceptance will lead us to the place where we recognize all life as holy.

Our mind set and heart place can connect.

Whether we worship, pray, learn, teach, play, work, sing, dance or simply sit in wonder or quiet, we are connected. We are a community. We are invited to listen to one another, Earth and all her creatures and especially to the small and loud sounds of needed change and benevolent spirit our world so desperately calls for.

Welcome to this beginning. The light is coming.

Rev. Patti Armstrong

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Our regular Council minutes are being posted here.

Upcoming Events

We meet every Sunday for worship at 10.00 a.m. (service time), for approximately one hour.  Our Children’s Christian Education Program is held at the same time; all ages spend the first part of the service together.

Blue Christmas Service Tuesday December 6th at 7pm.  A Service of gentle liturgy, music and prayer during times of uncertainty, grief and challenge. All welcome.

Please join us for Christmas Eve, we are having two services on Saturday December 24th at 5pm and 9 pm.  There is no service on Christmas Day.

CHRISTMAS TREE SALES ARE ON!  – More information here.

 

A set of draft policies for Mark Street United Church is available for review here.

A pre-prepared PAR form for new users is here. (Pre-Authorized Remittance givings)

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