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U Matters - 14 March 2019

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Many spend thousands of dollars and great effort searching for the most exotic destinations that promise a taste of paradise. Many of us yearn for that idyllic environment that will enable restoration, bring refreshment and tranquility. Isn’t it interesting that Jesus, on the cross said...

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U Matters - 7 Mar 2019

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Last night, over 70 people joined together to kick off Lent with an Ash Wednesday service, a service where we were reminded that we are dust and to dust we will return. It was a service that reminded us to turn from sin, to live faithfully to Christ and to the community. Yesterday, thousands of...

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U Matters - 28 Feb 2019

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Around the world, the Christian church is getting ready for a season of reflection and preparation before Easter. The forty days, which commence Ash Wednesday (March 6th), represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of the evil one and preparing to begin his...

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U Matters - 21 Feb 2019

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What is role of the church? Why do we meet? What makes a church gathering any different from a club?   My favourite passage about the church is found in Acts chapter 2:42-47. For me, this passage has always been a wonderful reminder of the role and function of the church.   "They...

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U Matters - 14 Feb 2019

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Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, and written Valentine’s cards became popular in the 1400’s. Today, it is estimated that 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, which makes it the second largest card-sending holiday of the year...

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U Matters - 7 Feb 2019

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Sunday we talked about love, and as we welcome in the Year of the Pig and Valentines Day is around the corner, love is in the air.  The Apostle Paul wrote words on love, and although these words are often spoken at weddings, the message of love is for the church. May we remember that we...

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U Matters - 31 Jan 2019

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Families can be messy, but we know that Jesus was born in the mess of the manger and He meets us in the mess of our lives. Eugene Peterson writes, “When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn’t go off and leave us –he enters into our trouble and saves...

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U Matters - 24 Jan 2019

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The Psalmist writes, “I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6 God answers prayer. This week I heard a story of a student who lost a hoodie (a Christmas gift) the first two days back at school. In speaking with...

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U Matters - 17 Jan 2019

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This past weekend many of the Deacons, Committee of Management (COM) and staff met for a half day retreat with an outside speaker. It was good to be together, we studied the book of Ephesians highlighting the Marks of a Healthy Church. The speaker had prepared to speak at length on the book...

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U Matters - 10 Jan 2019

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This was the first full week of 2019, and Sunlight Tower was abuzz as many of our ministries relaunched. Lunch time Tuesday we hosted the first worked place Alpha at Union and Wednesday night Recharge offered four different classes. Young Adults are studying the book of John, there's a new...

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