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100 YEARS

WESLEY

UNITED CHURCH

Rev. Heather M. McClure

SUNDAY MORNING

10:30 A.M. WORSHIP

OTHER SERVICES & EVENTS

AS ANNOUNCED 



5964 Notre Dame de Grâce
N.D.G., Montreal


514-484-7221 
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September 21, 2018

 

Hi All,

 

I woke up this morning to very dingy, grey light and the sound of the rain falling. At first I was feeling rather sad at the fact that the sun was not shining and I wondered if I would fall into the dumps today? Then as I listened to the steady rainfall, I found myself mesmerized my its sound. I realized that it was very meditative and very calming. Instead of lamenting a grey, rainy day, I decided to embrace the calm it was offering to me and give thanks. 

 

I believe that change happens like this. One person making a small shift in their thinking or actions can change an outlook, a perception, even a future. And a whole lot of people making small changes can change a society or the world. In reality this is true for both good and bad events. Throughout history we see how the actions of a few people can grow into a movement that is either creative or destructive. I of course lean towards the creative and seek to make the world a better place.

 

The ability to take something and make it into something different and, hopefully, better is not about a talent or even a personality trait; at least not for me. The ability to take something negative and turn it upside down is really a faith exercise. After all, Jesus turned his world upside down and if we are followers of Jesus, are we not called to do the same thing? What can you do today to make that shift in your thinking, in your actions?

 

This week at Wesley, I will be offering shared leadership in worship with our In Ministry student, Selina Mullin. She is preaching this week on a theme of "Sowing Peace,” and Sunday school is happening. After the service and coffee time, the Official Board will have a (hopefully) short, one agenda item meeting. Below you will find an announcement about an upcoming event at Wesley for the whole family, so please mark the date in your calendar. 

 

See you on Sunday.

Heather

 

 

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13 for our first Family Movie Night. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., we will gather for a simple soup and sandwich supper, followed by a showing of the "Prince of Egypt”. This DreamWorks animated musical drama is based on the book of Exodus. Made in 1998 it has stood the test of time and is a well loved classic.  Please sign up to let us know that you will be coming and indicate what you will bring for the meal. We will need two large pots of soup(at least one vegetarian), three large plates of sandwiches( please include vegetarian choices) two plates of cookies or squares and popcorn and chips. We will view the film in the parlour, so please bring a comfy lawn chair if you like or a foam pad to sit on the floor.