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Let’s Talk About Worship At Devon United Church, we believe that our worship services are of great importance.  We believe that when we gather together to remember and reconnect with God, we feel our inner lives... Read More


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General Council 43 REFLECTION #4

What Will Change? What Will Remain? - Rev Dirk The reason for beginning this series of blogs is to look ahead to substantial changes imminent in the structure of the United Church of Canada, something that hasn’t... Read More


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General Council 43 REFLECTION #3

Other Outsiders—Rev. Dirk Last week I wrote about how Tofield United Church provided a welcome and a church home for my immigrant parents. The more I think about that welcome, the more I realize the significance of... Read More


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General Council 43 REFLECTION #2

My Outsider Story—Rev. Dirk In 1960, my parents, Hans and Rosel Jessen emigrated from Germany to Canada, Tofield Alberta, to be precise. Once there, they were told by the owners of the ranch where my dad worked that... Read More


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General Council 43 REFLECTION #1

The United Church of Canada: Radical Welcomeas a Starting Point Later this summer, the United Church of Canada will in all likelihood vote to significantly change its governing structure. I must admit that this... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

Love Your Neighbor, Part Two—Who is My Neighbor? Exactly who our “neighbor” is has been discussed for hundreds, even thousands of years by followers of many different religions. For most of us today, a neighbor is a... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

LOVE GOD, LOVE YOURSELF, LOVE OTHERS Loving Others - Part One “And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22: 39) In the above quote, Jesus is saying that it follows from the... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

LOVE GOD, LOVE YOURSELF, LOVE OTHERS Loving Yourself, Part Two—The Oxygen Mask “I praise you God, for I am awesomely and wonderfully made.” - Psalm 139: 14 On an airplane, when the oxygen masks come down—you are... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

LOVE GOD, LOVE YOURSELF, LOVE OTHERS Loving Yourself—Part One “Loving Yourself—Not To Be Taken for Granted “I praise you God, for I am awesomely and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14 The Bible verses about the human... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

Loving God—Part Two “We love because God first loved us.” 1 John 4: 19 Last week I offered the idea that God loves us deeply and in fact is the source of love. In response, we are to love God with every part of our... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

THE BASICS: LOVE GOD, LOVE YOURSELF, LOVE OTHERS Loving God—Part One “We love because God first loved us.” I John 4: 19 The above title can be read two ways. One way is to consider the idea that God is a loving... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

THE BASICS: LOVE GOD, LOVE YOURSELF, LOVE OTHERS “Love God; love your neighbor as yourself.” These seven words are the basis of three major religions (in historical order) —Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These... Read More