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.

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St. Andrew's Hallville Annual Christmas Pageant

St. Andrew's Hallville is gearing up for its annual Christmas pageant. We invite all children and youth who are interested in participating to join in the fun each Sunday during our regular worship service (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

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Latest From The Minister's Blog

21 June 2018
So things are ramping up. You know how it is—work, friends, hobbies—it's the summer, sure, but you still gotta get things done. I've been watching my wife Karen, who is a vice-principal at a local elementary school (and she teaches too!) and although...
10 May 2018
​James 5: 7-12​  Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen...

Enjoy the Our Daily Bread devotional thought

13 December 2018

Daily Devotionals
  • The “Hope for a Baby” Tree

    After wrapping the tree with clear twinkle lights, I tied pink and blue bows on its branches and christened it our “Hope for a Baby” Christmas tree. My husband and I had been waiting for a baby through adoption for over four years. Surely by Christmas!

    Every morning I stopped at the tree and prayed, reminding myself of God’s faithfulness. On December 21 we received the news: no baby by Christmas. Devastated, I paused by the tree that had become a symbol of God’s provision. Was God still faithful? Was I doing something wrong?

    At times, God’s apparent withholding results from His loving discipline. And other times God lovingly delays to renew our trust. In Lamentations, the prophet Jeremiah describes God’s correction of Israel. The pain is palpable: “He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver” (3:13). Through it all, Jeremiah also expresses ultimate trust in God’s faithfulness: “his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (vv. 22–23).

    I left the tree standing well beyond Christmas and continued my morning prayer. At last, on Easter weekend, we received our baby girl. God is always faithful, though not necessarily on our timeline nor always according to our desires.

    My children are now in their thirties, but each year I set up a miniature version of the tree, reminding myself and others to hope in God’s faithfulness.

Upcoming Events

Men's Breakfast
Sat Dec 15 @ 8:30AM - 09:30AM
Category: All Churches
Healing pathway: Weekly sessions
Mon Dec 17 @ 2:15PM - 08:00PM
Category: All Churches

Traditional Lands Acknowledgement

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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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