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  1. RichardBott

    Worship in times of COVID

    'lo all - there's a page devoted to the UCCan response to Covid-19 at the national website, including a list of churches livestreaming worship;;; https://www.united-church.ca/covid-19 Peace and well being to you all.
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    Evening Thoughts

    Not unless I really need a dose of humility.
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    Evening Thoughts

    *smile* I pop in every once in a while... but trying to keep up with so many different social media spaces can be a bit, well, fraught. I hope everyone here is well.
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    Evening Thoughts

    From what I hear, he'd have a lot of fun doing that.
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    New Hymns

    That should "Halsey's".
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    New Hymns

    Hi, revsdd! *grin* Jobam posted his challenge over on facebook, with a link to the wc2 discussion, so I thought I'd see what was going on over here... and try out his challenge. Thanks, Mendalla. The church will decide what it decides, I'll be happy to try whatever is next. And I agree - in...
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    New Hymns

    Challenge accepted. Praises sing to God, fore're with us; lover of all, it is you we trust! Be it on the day that / we were born, or any other, you are the storm that gives us new life, that gives us whole life; we want to live it all, all in you! We want to be the / best we can, we want to be...
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    Survey of UCC ministers

    Does it ever happen that franchisee A sends a complaint about franchisee B to head office, and head office investigates, and makes decisions about continuing the franchise with B, on the basis of that investigation? They may do nothing. They may end the relationship. They may change the rules...
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    Survey of UCC ministers

    Chansen wrote, " That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about if Rev. Vosper could convince you that she should stay with the doctrine as is." Then I'd leave them be to do their thing. To do that, they'd have to show me how they are in essential agreement with the doctrine of the...
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    Survey of UCC ministers

    Well, to be a member in the UCCan, one has to be baptized, have made "a credible profession of faith," and been accepted as having done so by the congregational governing body. If one is going to be on the congregational governing body, they need to be a member of the UCCan and the...
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    Survey of UCC ministers

    Chansen - what are you defining as a"non-believer?"
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    Survey of UCC ministers

    Chansen, If my colleague were able to convince me of their stance, then I would lay out the process for changing the doctrine of The UCCan, and help them to put the changes they believe forward to the General Council, Presbyteries and Congregations to decide if those changes reflected an...
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    Survey of UCC ministers

    Pinga - Let's see if I can respond. 1. I set it up so I didn't have access to the IP addresses, but only had a flags that data came from the same IP address. I was clear in the introduction to the survey that I would have no way (even if I had any interest) in backtracking respondents. I have...
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    Survey of UCC ministers

    Chansen, participants in the life of the United Church of Canada aren't required to believe in God. They will, however, hear God stuff from most of the congregation's teachers and preachers. At this point, at least, for a candidate to be ordained, recognized, commissioned or admitted, they need...
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    Survey of UCC ministers

    And again... so what? I'm not part of another denomination. If I were, I would probably have to... well... leave and find a denomination that would fit with my belief/experience structure.
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