Christmas without Ribbons

Do you remember the Grinch? In Dr. Seuss’ book of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” the Grinch comes to the realization that Nothing can stop Christmas from coming. After he steals all of the presents from the people of Whoville he hears them singing while he is 10,000 feet up on his mountain of garbage:…

Advent Reflections

Beginnings are always an ideal time to look both to the past and to the future.  It requires little effort to look back over this past year to know the hard times this nation has faced. The pandemic has affected us all in so many ways, but it is no secret that many families are…

Reflections

By Rev. David Illman White Centretown United Church Ottawa, Ontario Canada Clergy Renewal Week Participant 2010 As we draw near to the end of November, the air has grown crisp, the days shorter; the growing darkness causes us to cherish the sun in those moments when it is at its brightest. In the Christian year,…