Sunday Sermons

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November 24, 2019

December Calendar

November 17, 2019

Reflection: Sheena Trotter-Dennis - An Expansive Life

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6: 11-13

November Calendar

November 10, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - Contemplative Reflection

November Calendar

November 3, 2019

Reflection: Brian McLaren - A movement for personal and social transformation

November Calendar

October 27, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - Holy Shift - Prayer, Politics and Persistence

Scripture: Luke 18: 1- 8

November Calendar

October 20, 2019

Reflection: Richard Osler - Poetry as Prayer

9:05 Baptism - Steven Kinzel

October Calendar

October 13, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - Holy Shift - Gratefulness

Scripture: Luke 17: 11-19

October Calendar

October 6, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - Holy Shift - Great Spiritual Migration

October Calendar

September 29, 2019

Reflections: Tony Snow - WTF - Orange Shirt Day

September Calendar

September 22, 2019

Reflections: John Pentland - WTFaith - Home

September Calendar

September 15, 2019

Reflection: WTFaith - Interview with Laval St. Germain

September Calendar

September 8, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - WTFaith

Scripture: Mark 4: 35-41

September Calendar

September 1, 2019

Reflection: Keith Murray - The Day the Crayons Quit

September Calendar

August 25, 2019

Reflection: Emily Schaming - The Velveteen Rabbit

August Calendar

August  18, 2019

Reflection:  Nancy Chegus - Butterflies Under Our Hats

August Calendar

August 11, 2019

Reflection: Don McLeod - Where The Wild Things Are

August Calendar

August 4, 2019

Refection: Tony Snow - Flight of the Hummingbird

 

July 28, 2019

Reflection:  Harlan Pruden

Affirm United Update: Cindy Bourgeois

July 21, 2019

Reflection: Interview with Carolyn Pogue - After the Beginning

Baptism of Tiberius Alexander David Singh: Christa Singh

July Calendar

July 14, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - Winnie the Pooh

July Calendar

 

July 7, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - Curious George

July Calendar

June 30, 2019

Reflection: John Pentalnd - I Will Love You Forever

July Calendar

June 23, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland -Zacchaeus

Scripture: Luke 19: 1-10

June Calendar

2019 Annual General Meeting

June 16, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - Toxic Masculinity

Scripture: Luke 18: 15-17

Baptism: Hamilton David Jonk

June Calendar

June 9, 2019

Reflection: Rachel Snow & Tony Snow

Scripture: Acts 2: 1-21

United Church Apology - 1998: The Very Reverend Bill Phipps

June Calendar

June 2, 2019

Reflection: Don McLeod - The Dance of Resurrection

Scripture: Luke 24: 13-32

June Calendar

May 26, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - Do You Want to Be Whole?

Scripture: John 5:1-16

May Calendar

May 19, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland - God Gives Us Love

Scripture: John 13: 31-35

May Calendar

May 12, 2019

Reflection: Don McLeod: Love and Relationship of Psalm 23 

Scripture: Psalm 23

May Calendar

May 5, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland: Fishing Tips 2.0

Scripture: John 21: 1-14

Red Dress Day - Teresa Snow

May Calendar

April 28, 2019

Reflection: Sheena Trotter-Dennis: Doubting Thomas

Scripture: John 20: 24-29

May Calendar

April 21, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland: Easter isn't a day, it is a WAY

Scripture: Mark 16: 1-8

9:05 Baptism - Jennifer Bacon, Janet Brown

10:45 Baptism - Samantha Palmer, Chelsea Radamski

April Calendar

April 14, 2019

Reflection: Tony Snow: Reel Theology - Roma

Scripture: Luke 22: 14-30, 35-46

April Calendar

April 7, 2019

Reflection: Austen Harke: Affirming Sunday

Reflection: Keith Murray: 10th Anniversary Affirming Sunday

Scripture: Genesis 32: 21-31

April Calendar

 

March 31, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland: Reel Theology - If Beale Street Could Talk

Scripture: Matthew 15: 21-28

April Calendar

 

March 24, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland: Reel Theology - Black Panther

Special Guest: Tobi Osho, My Take on Black Panther

Scripture: Luke 4, "The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me"

April Calendar

 

March 17, 2019

Reflection: Reel Theology - Boy Erased with Kim Follis, Pam Rocker, Don McLeod and Keith Murray

Scripture: Luke 14: 15-24

March Calendar

 

March 10, 2019

Reflection: John Pentland, Reel Theology - Can You Every Forgive Me?

Scripture: Luke 4: 1-13

March Calendar

 

March 3, 2019 

Reflection: John Pentland, Connecting through Process

Scripture: Romans: 8:35, 36, 38-39

Anthem: The Sound of Silence by Paul Simon, sung by Alyssa Thompson, June Bennie, Caroline Galotta and Terry Rishaug

Globe & Mail First Person: #winterlove: How baking brought me out of depression and closer to my neighbours by Lisa Giraldi

March Calendar

 

February 24, 2019 

Reflection: John Pentland, Connecting through Place

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32

Anthem: Little David, Play on Your Harp, arr. by Rollo Dilworth, sung by the Hillhurst United Church Adult Choir

 

February Calendar

 

February 17, 2019 

Reflection: John Pentland, Connecting through Prayer

Scripture: Matthew 6: 5-15

Song: The Prayer by Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster, sung by Alyssa Thompson and Justin Macosky

February Calendar

 

February 10, 2019 

Reflection: Cheryl Foggo, Translating Black History in Alberta

Scripture: Isaiah, 40:28-31

February Calendar

 

February 3, 2019 

Reflection: John Pentland, Overcoming Pain and Addiction

Scripture: Matthew 25: 31-40

February Calendar

 

January 27, 2019 - EPIPHANY  

Reflection: Lucretia Martenet - The Sacred Feminine

Scripture: John 4: 4-32; 39-42

Song: The Sea, Kendall Rodney Bilan

February Calendar

 

January 20, 2019 - EPIPHANY  

Reflection: Sheena Trotter-Dennis - Healthy Habits: Making Space for Discernment

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6: 11-13

January Calendar

 

January 13, 2019 - EPIPHANY  

Reflection: Don Mcleod - Healthy Habits: Conscious Change

Scripture: Matthew 2: 1-11

January Calendar

 

January 6, 2019 - EPIPHANY  

Theme Introduction: Sheena Trotter-Dennis - Healthy Habits

Scripture: Proverbs 17: 1-24

January Calendar

 

December 30, 2018

Reflection: Sheena Trotter-Dennis - Wearing Love

Scripture: Colossians 3: 12-14

January Calendar

 

December 24, 2018 - CHRISTMAS EVE

10:00 am Reflection: Don Mcleod

8:00 pm Reflection: Don Mcleod

Scripture: Luke 2: 1-20

Advent Candle Lighting: CHRIST CANDLE

January Calendar

 

December 23, 2018 - LOVE

Reflection: Don Mcleod

Scripture: Luke 1: 26-38

Advent Candle Lighting: LOVE

January Calendar

 

December 17, 2018 - BLUE CHRISTMAS

Blue Christmas Service - Sheena Trotter-Dennis

 

December 16, 2018 - JOY

Reflection: Sheena Trotter-Dennis

Scripture: Mark 1: 1-8

Advent Candle Lighting: JOY

Giving: Anne Yates-Laberge

December Calendar

 

December 9, 2018 - PEACE

Reflection: Tony Snow

Scripture: Malachi 3: 1-4

Advent Candle Lighting: PEACE

December Calendar

 

December 2, 2018 - HOPE

Reflection: Keith Murray, World AIDS Day

Scripture: Luke 21: 25-36

Advent Candle Lighting: HOPE

December Calendar

 

November 25, 2018

Reflection: Richard Osler, Poetry as Prayer

Scripture: Poetry as Prayer

December Calendar

 

November 18, 2018

Reflection: Sheena Trotter-Dennis, Mister Rogers

Scripture: Matthew 22: 34-40

November Calendar

 

November 11, 2018

Reflection: Remembrance Day - Don McLeod

Scripture: Galations 5: 13-15 & 22-16

November Calendar

 

November 4, 2018

Reflection: Don McLeod, Gospel of Thomas

Scripture: Gospel of Thomas Logion 18

November Calendar

 

October 28, 2018

Scripture: An Ancient Story in the Oral Tradition (Harlan Pruden)

Reflection: Harlan Pruden

November Calendar

 

October 21, 2018

Reflection: Jane Voigts, Bible Comedy

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25

October Calendar

 

October 14, 2018

Reflection: Wiliam Brooks, Teilhard de Chardin

Scripture: Hearts on Fire (excerpt), Teilhard de Chardin

Video: You are the Universe; Alan Watts

October Calendar

 

October 7, 2018

Reflection: Don McLeod, Gospel of Thomas

Scripture: Gospel of Thomas Logion 2

Video: THANK YOU!

October Calendar

 

September 30, 2018

Reflection: Sheena Trotter-Dennis

Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14

Video: Breathing In (The Work of the People)

October Calendar

 

September 23, 2018

Reflection: Bruce Sanguin

Scripture: Wisdom 7: 24-28

Video: The Truth About Growing Up (So Sonia)

September Calendar

 

September 16, 2018

Reflection: Don McLeod

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-7 & 11

Video: Take a Seat, Make a Friend (SoulPancake Street)

Spiritual Nurture: Sept-Oct Program Guide

September Calendar

 

September 9, 2018

Reflection: Interview - Don McLeod with Sheena Trotter-Dennis

Scripture: The Prodigal Son - A Social Media Retelling

September Calendar

 

September 2, 2018

Reflection: Living Life As if We Were Proud: Keith Murray

Scripture: Matthew 5: 13-16

September Calendar

 

August 26, 2018

Reflection: Living Life As If We Were One: Robin Galey

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-14

September Calendar

 

August 19, 2018

Reflection: Living Life As If We Were Mortal: Gord Churchill

Scripture: Mark 10: 17-45

August Calendar

 

August 12, 2018

Reflection: Living Life As If We Were Awake: Reverend Sheena Trotter-Dennis

Scripture: Mark 14: 32-42

August Calendar

 

August 5, 2018

Reflection: Living Life As If We Were Prophets: Part 2 - The Very Reverend Bill Phipps

Scripture: Genesis 2: 10-14; Isaiah 24: 3-5; Revelation 22: 1-2

August Calendar

 

July 29, 2018

Reflection: Living Life As If We Were Powerful - Affirming Coordinator Keith Murray

Scripture: John 1: 1-5

August Calendar

 

July 22, 2018

Reflection: Living Life As If We Were Prophets - The Very Reverend Bill Phipps

Scripture: Isaiah 58: 5-12

July Calendar

 

July 15, 2018

Reflection: Living Life As If We Were Included - Reverend Sheena Trotter-Dennis

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27

Baptism: Elias Pakpahan

Guest Speaker: Boban Stojanović

 

July 8, 2018

Reflection: Living Life As If We Were Beautiful - Doug Schroeder

Scripture: Genesis 1: 26-31

July Calendar

 

July 1, 2018

Reflection: Living LIfe As If We Were Canadian - Nancy Chegus

Scripture: Romans 12: 9-21

July Calendar

 

June 24, 2018

Reflection: Truth & Resilience in Reconciliation - Chantal Stormsong Chagnon

Scripture: Micah 6: 6-8

The Cree Welcome Song: Chantal Stormsong Chagnon

July Calendar

 

June 17, 2018

Reflection: What does God smell Like - Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Genesis 8: 15-22

June Calendar

 

June 10, 2018

Reflection: What does God look like - Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Luke 4: 16-21

June Calendar

 

June 3, 1018

Reflection: What does God feel like - Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Mark 1: 40-45

In the Arms of An Angel - sung by HUC Music Team

June Calendar

 

May 27, 2018

Reflection: John's 30th Anniversary - David Gray with John Pentland

Scripture: Psalm: 139; 1-12

John's Blessing

June Calendar

 

May 20, 2018

Reflection: Pentecostal People - Bruce Sanguin

Scripture: Acts 2: 1-21

Pentecost Hymn: Come, Holy Spirit (VU 208)

May Calendar

 

May 13, 2018

Reflection: What Does God Sound Like - Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: 1 Kings 19: 11-13

Confirmation & Baptism

May Calendar

 

May 6, 2018

Reflection: What Does God Taste Like - Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Psalm 34: 8-14

May Calendar

 

Aprl 29, 2018

Reflection: Composting as Resurrection - Reverend Sheena Trotter-Dennis

Scripture: Genesis 2: 4-25

Sunday Magazine

 

April 22, 2018

Reflection: Earth Day - Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Genesis 1:1 - 2:3

Sunday Magazine

 

April 15, 2018

Reflection: Affirming Sunday - Keith Murray

Scripture: Matthew 7: 1-12

New World: Sung by Justin Macosky

Sunday Magazine

 

April 8, 2018

Reflection: Doug Schroeder

Scripture: Luke 24: 13-35

Sunday Magazine

 

April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunday

Reflection: Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Luke 24: 1-12

Sunday Magazine

 

March 25, 2018

Coming Out in Faith Monologue: Laura Olive

Reflection: Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: John 12: 12-16

Sunday Magazine

 

March 18, 2018

My Take: Sarah Arthurs

Reflection: Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Luke 1: 1-4

Sunday Magazine

 

March 11, 2018

Reflection: Keith Murray

Scripture: Psalm 139: 1-12

Sunday Magazine

 

March 4, 2018

My Take and Reflection: Sarah Elliot and Susan Cooper

Scripture: John 2: 13-21

Sunday Magazine

 

February 25, 2018

Reflection: Reverend Sheena Trotter-Dennis

Reflection: Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: 1 Samuel: 16: 6-7

Sunday Magazine

 

February 18, 2018

My Take: Justin Macosky

Reflection: Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Mark 1:9-13

Sunday Magazine

 

February 11, 2018

Reflection: Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Mark 1: 40-45

Sunday Magazine

 

February 4, 2018

Reflection: Pam Rocker and Keith Murray

Sunday Magazine

 

January 28, 2018

Reflection: Reverend Sheena Trotter-Dennis

Scripture: Luke 13: 31-35

Sunday Magazine

 

January 21, 2018

Reflection: Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Mark 1: 14-20

Sunday Magazine

 

January 14, 2018

Reflection: Reverend John Pentland

Scripture: Luke 2: 41-52

Why I March: Lucretia Martenet

Sunday Magazine

 

January 7, 2018

Reflection: Reverend John Pentland

Scripture:  Matthew 2: 1-12

Sunday Magazine

 

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2017 Archive

 

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SUNDAY RECOGNIZING NATIONAL AFFIRMING PIE DAY

Watch our Reel Theology Sunday service on the movie "Boy Erased" in recognition of National Affirming PIE Day. It features reflections by Keith Murray, Don McLeod, Pam Rocker and Kim Follis and a solo musical performance by Meredith Allison.

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