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Items of Interest

Have you seen something in one of our services that interests you? Perhaps it was a PowerPoint slide or a book recommendation or a short prayer. We have had many requests from people to make some things available. If something interests you in one of our services, please ask contact Mary Judge to see how we can get it onto the website to share.

Prayer of St. Francis

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Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love;
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord
And where there's doubt, true faith in you.

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there's despair in life let me bring you hope
Where there is darkness only light; and where there's sadness, ever joy.

O master grant that I may never seek, so much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love with all my sole.

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there's injury your pardon Lord
And where there is doubt true faith in you.

O master grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love with all my sole.

Interesting Quotations - Mario Charpentier

Mario Charpentier shared some interesting quotes:
 
"Our ability to think is a gift from God, what we think about is a gift to ourselves." (Phil.2:13)

"The task ahead of us is never greater than the power behind us." (1 John 4:4)

"Fear always destroys morale and tends to produce the very thing we are afraid of." Donna Parachin  (Job 3:25)

Interesting Reading

“Real Life, Real Miracles” by James L. Garlow and Keith Wall.

Hugs

A Hug is a handshake that comes from the heart,
A welcome embrace after time spent apart,
A sweet “Good to see you”, or loving “Godspeed”,
Or perhaps just to comfort a friend who’s in need.
For hugs have a meaning no handshake can hold:
To those you love best they are worth more than gold,
A warm, wordless gesture each human can share
That speaks your affection, and shows how you care.

Dalai Lama's Take on Humanity



Book Recommendations - Rev. Mario

In his message “Encountering the Devine” on Sunday, March 11, 2012,  Rev. Mario Charpentier recommended the following books.

"Heaven is for Real"  by Todd Burpo

"A Grace Disguised"  by Terry Sittser

"Glimpses of Heaven"  by Trudy Harris, RN

 

Book Recommendations - Rev. Heather

On March 25, 2012, Rev. Heather Weaver-Orocz led us in a reflective Lenten service with readings and music and a short reflection.

The books she referred to are listed here:

"He Was the World"  by John L. Bell

"Kneeling in Jerusalem"  by Ann Weems

Thom Davies - Palestine

Faith United members might be interested in the Final Report of the Working Group, being presented at General Council in Ottawa. As well as the response to critiques of this report.

http://www.gc41.ca/news/israel-palestine-report-now-available
 
http://www.gc41.ca/news/former-moderator-responds-critique-israelpalestine-report

Questions for Panel - Sept 8 2013 Service

‘FAITH- UNITED, UNTIED AND THE MUSTARD SEED’

These questions are meant to be open ended, just to spark your thinking
  1. What does the word or concept of faith in God, mean to you?
  2. When did you first realize that you actually ‘believed’ or ‘had faith’ rather than just going through the rituals of church (or perhaps Sunday School)?
  3. What is the most difficult challenge for you as a person of faith and/or what is the most difficult aspect of the Christian faith for you to embrace and why?
  4. How do you think your life would be different if you didn’t have faith?
  5. Is there an object or symbol (bring it if you wish) which best represents your faith or nurtures your relationship with God through Christ? –optional
  6. How has your faith journey changed over the years?