The celebration of February as Black History (or African Heritage) Month begins this week. Officially recognized in Canada since 1996, this is a time to honour the contributions and struggles of peoples of African descent.

Epiphany 5 Bulletin

Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:

Today we pray for Knox United Church, Dorset; St. James United Church, Stroud; Hope United Church, Parry Sound and Rama United Church

Minute for Mission:

Living The Dream:
What are your dreams for the world? And if you could turn your dreams into concrete goals, what would they be? Surely right now an end to the pandemic would top the list! Did you know that the United Nations has made a list of 17 goals for the world? In light of COVID-19, these goals are more necessary than ever. Learn more about what the goals are and how Mission & Service supports “living the dream.”

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Images used in worship video...

O God beyond All Praising –

Spirit, Open My Heart –  LFB, Greensboro, North Carolina

I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me – istock photos 

The hymn recordings today are from…  

More Voices: Audio CD (The United Church of Canada, 2007) and YouTube 

O God beyond All Praising –  lyric video by Jeff Velasco

Spirit, Open My Heart –  Gathered singers at New World Island East Central United Church, Herring Neck, Newfoundland. Sid Woolfrey, director. June 6, 2005.

I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me -  Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.