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  • Be the Salt! Be the Light!

    Epiphany 5 February 9, 2020
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    Pr. Carey


    The children’s message and sermon were combined today for the Intergenerational Worship experience. 


    In the Gospel today we hear,


    You are the salt of the earth. 

    You are light of the world.  


    Jesus was gathered on the hillside beside the Sea of Galilee. Many people were gathered with him. They...

  • The Great Controversy

    Epiphany 4 February 2, 2020
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    Pr. Carey



    There is no shortage of controversy in the world today.   

    Controversy, hideous, heart breaking and historical. 


    Controversy sells and we are consumers. Tabloid headlines of news that isn’t really news. Creating controversy where there really is none.


    In the day to day,...

  • Let's Play!

    Epiphany 3 January 26, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Pr. Carey



    Let’s play a classic little game. 

    Brothers and sisters look behind you.

    I’m ready. Come and find me…


    Playing is an important part of life. Relationships develop and transform through play.  Not only is it  essential for children’s development. People of all ages grow...

  • Who Moved into Your Neighbourhood?

    January 5, 2020
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    Pr. Carey

    Merry Christmas to you, on this the Second Sunday of Christmas. 


    The birth narratives of manger and child, shepherds and sheep, angels and holy family, star and stable, have echoed throughout song and scripture for these 12 days; imprinted into our imaginations once again. 


    Today, on this last day of Christmas...

  • What's the Solution?

    Christmas Eve December 24, 2019
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    Pr. Carey

    Christmas Eve A 2019  

    Wherever you are on the journey, you are welcome here. 

    Here, yes here, you are welcome: 

    In this place where community gathers. Where we take pause. 

    In this place where life is born among us and for us. 

    In this place where God gathers us in to make all things new.

    And it all begins with a baby....

  • The Space We Create Together

    - Second Sunday in Advent December 18, 2019
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    Pr. Carey
    This repentance that John proclaimed, and Jesus fine tuned, writes Westerhoff. “Is as much to lament our sins or be sorry for what we've done or left undone; as it is to have faith, to perceive life and our lives in a new way.”
  • God's Full of Life Vision

    November 22, 2019
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    Pr. Carey

    Let us pray.

    Creating God,

    We walk by faith and not by sight trusting in your steadfast love along the journey.  Small steps are faithful steps. Help us to keep putting one foot in front of the other and when your spirit leads, set us free to run with the wind. For it is in you, we live and move and have our being. Amen




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    Slow Food

    August 21, 2018 Pastor Carey
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    Pr. Carey

    Have you ever listened, really listened? 

    To the sounds of the busy world; 

    people walking, people talking, horns blowing,

     factories going, rushing, rushing, faster, faster.


    Have you ever listened, really listened?

    To leaves talking, as the wind whispers through the trees, 

    to rain falling against a tin roof, or...

  • Laying it Down

    Pastor Carey's Sermon for Good Shepherding Sunday April 22, 2018
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    Pr. Carey

    Good Shepherding Sunday comes faithfully each year. 

    The Lord our shepherd knows, protects and sets a place for us at the table, with a cup overing flowing, leading us to places that restore our soul, following us with goodness and mercy.   

    Jesus is the Good Shepherd. To know of a good shepherd there also must be awareness of a...

  • Sprouting from a Seed

    Pastor Carey's Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent March 18, 2018 Pr. Carey
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    Pr. Carey

    O God, whose Son's death begot life, give us grace to let go of our lives, 

    like a seed, and fall to the ground that your life might be rooted in us.   Amen.


    It’s that time of year when those with a green thumb (and those persistent in their hopes of acquiring a green thumb) start to think a little about seeds and upcoming...