Take Courage, Reflection on Peacemaking

Sermon by Revs. Lynn Harrison & Shawn Newton. It’s been frequently noted that character emerges from—or is revealed by—adversity. The great sage Mary Tyler Moore put it quite succinctly: “You […]

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We Contain Multitudes

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. At this time of year, with the harvest’s end and the falling of leaves, the cycles of life are on full display. It is no […]

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Home, at last

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. For the month of October, we take up the theme of “Home.” As Lynn and I conferred over the summer about the themes for worship […]

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The Art of Possibility

Sermon by Shawn Newton. In this time when so many aspects of our daily lives have been curtailed by the pandemic, it’s helpful, I think, to consider our options, to […]

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For Work that Is Real

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. One of the longest-lingering effects of the pandemic, I suspect, will be a deepening examination by many of their life’s purpose. One of Covid-19’s silver […]

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Water Communion

Homily by Shawn Newton. Come home to the power of this place, Come home to the refuge of worship, Where rivers of tears may be shed, Where dry souls are […]

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Rules to Live By

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. I was heartened to read this week about a recent Pew Research Centre study that found two-thirds of Canadians surveyed felt that the pandemic had […]

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Spiritual But Not Religious

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. It’s so common it’s become an anacronym: SBNR. Many people these days prefer to describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” But what does that […]

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