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Shaping a Future with Hope

This Sunday, we will begin a series of all-church conversations about what it could look like to live into a new future as a church, and to discern (prayerfully decide) how we want to move forward. Join us for worship and a light lunch with communion. We’ll share the current budget structure and I’ll present a vision for more fully living into The Rev. Dr. W.B.J. Martin’s call to be “a community church that exists to serve the community around us and is in constant dialogue with the community.” 

Everyone - from first-time visitors to lifelong members, and everyone in between - is welcome and encouraged to attend. Come be part of shaping a future with hope. 

Pastor Manda

“I Was Reading a Scientific Article”
by Margaret Atwood

They have photographed the brain
and here is the picture, it is full of
branches as I always suspected,

each time you arrive the electricity
of seeing you is a huge
tree lumbering through my skull, the roots waving.

It is an earth, its fibres wrap
things buried, your forgotten words
are graved in my head, an intricate

red blue and pink prehensile chemistry
veined like a leaf
network, or is it a seascape
with corals and shining tentacles.

I touch you, I am created in you
somewhere as a complex
filament of light

You rest on me and my shoulder holds

your heavy unbelievable
skull, crowded with radiant
suns, a new planet, the people
submerged in you, a lost civilization
I can never excavate:

my hands trace the contours of a total
universe, its different
colours, flowers, its undiscovered
animals, violent or serene

its other air
its claws

its paradise rivers

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