United in Spirit Collaborative Ministry – Meet the United Church’s New Moderator

The joint worship service with Niverville United Church is led by Jan Van Aertselaer and Roxanne Anderson.

This past Friday, September 30 our country observed the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as “Orange Shirt Day” … a day to recognize the intergenerational harm that continues to be experienced by Indigenous families and communities. As a church, we acknowledge our role in this harm, and we remember and honour those who have been affected, as we continue to work toward reconciliation and reparation, so that all of us who have made this land our home might walk together in good ways.

This service we listen to a recorded message  from our new Moderator, the Right Rev Dr Carmen Lansdowne. Carmen is the first Indigenous woman to hold the position of Moderator.

Come touch our hearts, our minds . . .
help us to show compassion, to understand, to overturn injustice . . .
to welcome truth and wisdom . . .
Bless our hearts, bless our minds, bless our wills . . .
What powerful and meaningful words!