Living into the Now

By Helen Reed, Presider, Chinook Winds Region This morning, a song from my childhood popped into my head. It’s a song that celebrates the happiness brought by sunshine and enjoying the freedom of being outside in the sun.  I looked …

My View from Here

A Journal Entry for Pastors in Pandemic Times 12 thoughts for staying healthy while leading congregations during the COVID19 Pandemic By Rev. David Robertson For me, the energy surrounding the pandemic has some familiar echoes from the floods we experienced …

Finding Church Records at home?

By Leanne TempletonWhile some of you may be baking bread, others may be tackling paper piles in an overfilled filing cabinet or the neglected boxes in the basement. Should you come across records about the life and journey of your …

God Promises that Easter will Come

‘Let us rest in God awhile’ By Helen Reed, Presiding Officer for Chinook Winds Region As many of you know, I am the sole minister of a four-point rural pastoral charge. There is usually a lot of balancing to be …

Acts towards Reconciliation during COVID-19

By Tony Snow Floyd is an Elder and member of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation at Morley, Alberta. Recently Floyd and his family experienced food security distress during the COVID-19 pandemic because mass buying left many store shelves empty and …

Slide Presentation on Church Finances

The United Church of Canada’s Chief Financial Officer Erik Mathiesen gave a presentation on Church Finances during COVID19 at a Town Hall Meeting of the Chinook Winds Regional Council on April 2, 2020 via Zoom. You’ll find the PowerPoint Slide …

Tears move us to resiliency

Acknowledging our losses during COVID-19 Pandemic By David Robertson, High River United Church March 31, 2020 Today I am especially mindful of all the lacks and losses we are experiencing. All we can do is find our tears and grieve. …