One Life to Live
Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
As we dig into this month's theme—which asks what it means to seek a life of integrity—we are invited to reflect on at least two different but connected meanings of the word. What does it mean to be integrated? What does it mean to be whole? These questions are increasingly pertinent as the world around us grows more complex each day, often leaving us feeling scattered and out of balance. On Sunday, we'll explore what our lives would look like if we were to commit to living the one life that is ours to live.
There are a couple of important upcoming events I’d like to draw your attention to:
The Aboriginal Awareness Group will be hosting a workshop at 12:15pm on Sunday, November 15th, to help us all better understand the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recent Final Report. Earlier that morning, I'll address the implications of the report for us as individuals and as a congregation as we endeavour to live in right relationship with the Indigenous peoples of Canada. I hope you'll all find ways to familiarize yourself with the report, if at all possible, between now and then. It can be found here.
On Sunday, November 22nd, we are all invited to attend the ordination of Lynn Harrison, our former Intern Minister. The service will take place at 3:00pm at the Neighbourhood congregation at 79 Hiawatha Road. It promises to be a wonderful celebration of her ministry and our shared faith in this Living Tradition.
In faith and love,