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July 26, 2020 “Soft Opening” Worship at Harrow United Church

July 26, 2020 “Soft Opening” Worship at Harrow United Church

It’s pretty common for new restaurants to run a “soft opening” ahead of the date when they “officially” open their doors. We had a Sunday morning worship service in the Harrow United Church building on July 26. This was the first time we’d had such a gathering since the 3rd week of March. We limited […]

Worship for July 12, 2020

link to worship video for July 12, 2020 Worship for July 12, 2020 In our worship video last week, my friend, the Rev. Dr. Sam Parkes mentioned that one of his favourite parts of scripture is Isaiah, chapters 40 to 55. Scholars call it “Second Isaiah”, working from the theory that one of Isaiah’s students […]

Worship for July 5, 2020

Worship for July 5, 2020

This week’s video features an interview with my good friend, the Rev. Dr. Sam Parkes, who is United Methodist pastor serving a congregation in Mary Esther, Florida. Sam and I have been friends since the years he was working on his Th.D in Homiletics, at Emmanuel College, and the Toronto School of Theology. The video […]

Worship for June 28, 2020

link to June 28, 2020 worship video   My good friend, the Rev. Jennifer Potter is a self-described “United Church girl at heart”, and also an ordained minister in the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. She and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Shannon Potter serve at Evangel Pentecostal Church in Oakville. Jennifer is one of the […]

Worship for June 21, 2020

Worship for June 21, 2020

Link to the Facebook page for Justin’s church   Justin Weber is the pastor at Honey Creek-New Providence Friends Church, in New Providence, Iowa. That’s a long way from Harrow! Over 30 years ago, Justin and I were classmates at the Earlham School of Religion (ESR), a seminary in the Quaker tradition. Quakers have been […]

Worship for June 7, 2020

Worship for June 7, 2020

Link to Worship Video for June 7, 2020 Link to announcements video for June 7, 2020 link to ShoeBox Sunday School video for June 7, 2020 This weekend’s worship video begins with a great piece from the Harrow United Church Senior Choir. The rest of the service is titled “From our Ark to Yours”, and features […]

Harrow United Church Worship for May 31, 2020 (Pentecost)

Harrow United Church Worship for May 31, 2020 (Pentecost)

Link to this week’s worship video link to our announcements video for May 31, 2020 The video opens with a great version of “Lean on Me” by Harrow’s own boy band, “Gimmick”: Greg Iler, Barry Mannell, Jeff Csikasz, and Jeff Gorick. We are so fortunate to have each of them as members and leaders in […]

Harrow United Church Worship for May 24, 2020

Harrow United Church Worship for May 24, 2020

Link to May 24, 2020 worship video link to ShoeBox Sunday School video for May 24, 2020 link to announcements video for May 24, 2020 Introduction to today’s readings from Scripture First we will hear the story of the end of the earthly ministry of a prophet of Ancient Israel, Elijah, which includes a moment […]

Worship for May 17, 2020

Worship for May 17, 2020

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Writing during this pandemic

Just over a year ago I experienced the rush of excitement that came with having my first novel, “The Book of Answers” included on the short list for the “Unhanged Arthur”. It’s a prize for unpublished crime novels, co-sponsored by Dundurn Press and Crime Writers of Canada. Link to announcement of nominations I had a […]