Faithfully Yours - Portraits in courage

By Neil Strohscein

I have met many courageous people in my life. Some serve with distinction during times of war. Others fight an on-going battle with crime and criminals here at home or risk their lives to rescue someone trapped inside a burning building. Their stories are featured on the nightly news and in the front page articles found in national and local newspapers. The accolades these brave men and women receive are well-deserved and inspire us all.

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Stop?

By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

Rivers and Oak River United Churches

One of the intersections I cross every day has a stop sign. Except one day it didn’t. Maybe somebody skidded when they were turning and knocked it down, or maybe a plow took it out. Anyway, no stop sign. So, do you still stop when there’s no stop sign?

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Faithfully Yours - The wonder of it all

By Neil Strohscein

Several years ago, at the end of a class session, a student approached a distinguished Seminary professor and asked: “Prof, can you think of anyone, in any period of history, who has been greatly used by God, who did not have glaring personal weaknesses?”

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Faithfully Yours - Downsizing 101

By Neil Strohschein

This past week I decided to begin the daunting task of clearing the clutter in my home office. My office has been in the same room in my house for almost seven years. In that time, I have transformed the closet into a storage area and created several piles of books, magazines and other papers—all of which must now be sorted into “things I keep” and “things I either throw away or give away.”

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Church chatter - Jan 11

By Lorrie Dyer

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a most enjoyable and meaningful Christmas season! The pews at Rivers United Church were filled for the annual Christmas Eve service.

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