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Located in the heart of Olds, Alberta, the United Church has witnessed the Christian faith through worship, service, and fellowship for 120 years (as of 2014). All are welcome to share in our ministry.
than to be happy and enjoy themselves."
Hope and Happenings - Cultivate Love
In a pastoral letter written this past March just before the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, the Moderator of The United Church of Canada, Rev. Jordan Cantwell wrote these words: "As Christians, we must root out fear, and commit to spiritual and social practices that help us to ground our actions and attitudes in love. If we give in to fears based on religious or racial grounds, we will be providing fertile ground for hate and extremism to flourish. Let us instead cultivate love, understanding, and acceptance of each other."
The General Council office of the United Church re-issued the Moderator's words last week, in light of the violent attack in Edmonton on September 29th. And then we heard about the extreme act of violence in Las Vegas the next day.
We ask ourselves how these things can happen. We become afraid, especially as the violence begins to have effect so close to home.
There's another saying, accredited to several different individuals that says, "The opposite of love is not hate, it is fear." It stands to reason then, that in order for us to move beyond letting fear immobilize us, we must act in ways that are loving and compassionate.
We must seek to be people who stand against violent actions that incite fear, and give thanks for all those who risk their lives doing just that.
Let us also remember the many, many acts of courage and compassion that arose out of both of those tragic events, for they indeed are examples of love overcoming evil.
Blessings and peace, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
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Daily Scripture Reading
Jas 1:12 - Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
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