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:

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Enjoy the Our Daily Bread devotional thought

17 January 2019

Daily Devotionals
  • What Can’t You Give Up?

    “What’s one thing you can’t give up?” the radio host asked. Listeners called in with some interesting answers. Some mentioned their families, including a husband who shared memories of a deceased wife. Others shared they can’t give up on their dreams, such as making a living in music or becoming a mother. All of us have something we treasure dearly—a person, a passion, a possession—something we can’t give up.

    In the book of Hosea, God tells us that He won’t give up on His chosen people Israel, His treasured possession. As Israel’s loving husband, God provided her with everything she needed: land, food, drink, clothing, and security. Yet like an adulterous spouse, Israel rejected God and sought her happiness and security elsewhere. The more God pursued her, the further she drifted away (Hosea 11:2). However, though she had hurt Him deeply, He would not give her up (v. 8). He would discipline Israel so as to redeem her; His desire was to re-establish His relationship with her (v. 11).

    Today, all God’s children can have the same assurance: His love for us is a love that will never let us go (Romans 8:37–39). If we’ve wandered from Him, He yearns for us to return. When God disciplines us, we can be comforted that it’s a sign of His pursuit, not of His rejection. We are His treasure; He won’t give up on us.

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Euchre: Heckston
Thu Jan 17 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Category: St. Andrew's UC - Heckston
Men's breakfast
Sat Jan 19 @ 8:30AM - 09:30AM
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Messy Church
Sat Jan 19 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
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Annual meeting: Inkerman
Sun Jan 20 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
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Board meeting: Heckston
Sun Jan 20 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
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Healing pathway: Weekly sessions
Mon Jan 21 @ 2:15PM - 08:00PM
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Board meeting: South Mountain
Mon Jan 21 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Category: Mountain-South Mountain UC
Afternoons with the Rev!
Tue Jan 22 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
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Board meeting: Inkerman
Thu Jan 24 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
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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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