In the beginning

By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

 Rivers United Church

When does your day start? Most of us would name a time in the morning when we get out of bed and get ready for the day ahead.

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Tourist season

By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

Rivers and Oak River United Churches

There are at least two ways we can visit a place we’ve never been before. We can go as tourists. Tourists get to see only certain areas where the streets are clean, security is good, the people you see are well-fed and live in decent houses. Tourists can stay in motels with the same name as ones we’ve stayed at in Canada, where we can eat in restaurants that are franchises of the ones we frequent at home, where we just accept what certain people tell us about the place we are visiting. Or we can go and connect with local people. We can let them take us into the places where they live and work. We can eat the local food the people there eat. We can listen to their stories and participate in their celebrations.

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Let's party!

By Lorrie Dyer

The United Church of Canada will soon be celebrating its 90th birthday and Rivers United Church is planning to mark the occasion on Sunday, June 7. Following worship service, birthday cake and refreshments will be served in Friendship Hall. We hope you will join us for this special day.

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Because I said so?

By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

Rivers and Oak River United Churches


“But why?” my sister, brothers and I would ask when Mom told us we couldn’t do something we wanted to do. She would try to explain her reasons but if we still kept on, her standard response became: “Because I said so,” and we knew that was the end of the conversation.

Because I said so.

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Catholics celebrate centennial

By Liliane Dupuis

During 2015 the Archdiocese of Winnipeg is celebrating its centennial anniversary with their theme, Proclaiming Christ Always. Throughout the year there will be various celebrations in the archdiocese. Every parish has been encouraged to celebrate the centennial in their own personal way. For the parish of Immaculate Conception of Rivers, the centennial is being celebrated using the colour and theme at their spring tea, held tomorrow, May 9 from 2-3:30 p.m.

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