Rev. Kathleen Mowat.
Message from the Minister
Here we are at the beginning of a New Year. 2020 marks a new decade which has both promising and troubling signs.
There is much encouragement about the need for climate change, however scientists tell us that we are not moving fast enough.
We need to develop strong and unified leadership to address many of our world’s challenges.
Christian denominations continue to seek and find new and different ways to bring the Christ message to its members and the world.
I look forward to working with all members of the Coldwater/Eady congregations as we continue to discover our unique faith journey.
I would like to share a prayer with you for the New Year.
Compassionate and Loving God,
we come to the beginning of a new and unknown year.
We feel apprehension, yet are hopeful that this year will be one where we notice positives, instead of negatives, friendships instead of foes, caring and compassion, instead of discrimination and indifference.
It is not always easy to turn our lives around so that we may follow in the footsteps of your son, yet this is what we long to do, deep in our hearts, may we be strong enough to push aside the worlds values and standards and remember that we now have the opportunity to change things; ourselves, our communities and our world, because we have you as our support and our strength.
We can make a difference. We are not alone. We live in God’s world.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
(Emily Perry, Kincardine United Church, Kincardine, ON.
From Gathering, The United Church of Canada 2019/2020, Year A)
Reverend Kathleen Mowat