WE ARE NOT ALONE, WE LIVE IN GOD'S WORLD

WE ARE NOT ALONE, WE LIVE IN GOD'S WORLD

WE ARE NOT ALONE, WE LIVE IN GOD'S WORLD

WE ARE NOT ALONE, WE LIVE IN GOD'S WORLD

WE ARE NOT ALONE, WE LIVE IN GOD'S WORLD

Céad míle fáilte / One hundred thousand welcomes

The United Church of Canada is one of many denominations of the Christian faith. Here in the South Mountain-Hallville pastoral charge, we stand in the Celtic tradition as open and inclusive congregations, offering hospitality to all strangers and friends. We are glad that you are either worshiping or thinking of worshiping with us.

Our four United Churches are:

  • Inkerman
  • Mountain-South Mountain
  • St. Andrew’s Hallville
  • St. Andrew’s Heckston

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Daily Devotionals
  • Gentleness

    The troubles of life can make us cranky and out of sorts, but we should never excuse these bouts of bad behavior, for they can wither the hearts of those we love and spread misery all around us. We have not fulfilled our duty to others until we have learned to be pleasant. 

    The New Testament has a word for the virtue that corrects our unpleasantness—gentleness, a term that suggests a kind and gracious soul. Ephesians 4:2 reminds us, “Be completely humble and gentle.”

    Gentleness is a willingness to accept limitations and ailments without taking out our aggravation on others. It shows gratitude for the smallest service rendered and tolerance for those who do not serve us well. It puts up with bothersome people—especially noisy, boisterous little people, for kindness to children is a crowning mark of a good and gentle person. It speaks softly in the face of provocation. It can be silent, for calm, unruffled silence is often the most eloquent response to unkind words.

    Jesus is “gentle and humble in heart” (Matt. 11:29). If we ask Him, He will, in time, recreate us in His image. Scottish author George MacDonald says, “[God] would not hear from [us] a tone to jar the heart of another, a word to make it ache . . . . From such, as from all other sins, Jesus was born to deliver us.”

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We acknowledge the traditional territories upon which we gather to worship. For many thousands of years, our Indigenous brothers and sisters have sought to walk gently on this land. They offered assistance to the first European travellers to this territory and shared their knowledge for survival in what was at times a harsh climate. We seek a new relationship with the Original Peoples of this land, one based in honour and deep respect.

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