Subject: Sunday Services and all Programs Cancelled until further notice.
UPDATE MAY 11, 2020
Let’s start with Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all Mother’s everywhere and especially to you and yours here, far away or in spirit realms.
There is a lot of news from all government levels and a quiet hum as to whether we are happy to take a step into phase two or not. Good to hear that we are all practicing all the rules to hand washing, social distancing and looking out for ourselves and each other. That said, the health authority has not given the OK for gatherings or the number that will be allowed.
There are virtual conversations, circles, spiritual classes and talks as well as church services…technology is both a blessing in keeping in touch with friends and family, doctors, etc. and a challenge in getting to know how to work it all, or what will work for your level of need. I am having tech issues and hope to solve this week so can get back to doing a service, talks and so on.
The Board and I will start looking at what the future needs will be and how we it might look physically when we are able to come together. There is a lot to consider and we will be sure to keep you informed and involved as we explore different ways and scenarios that come up. Interesting times.
We are aware of the electric, gas and rent applications and are working on them. The Board will be sure to check them out and will advise when we see what we are eligible for and what benefit we might gain.
Our Donate Button with Canada Helps is on the website and our UBSC Facebook and UBSC Events Pages and it is set up and is working as I have received notice of donation made. We also have e-Transfer and take Cheques…we do check the mail daily to ensure that no mail is left unattended for a number of reasons, just as we often check in at the church and check it out to be sure All is Well.
Our Deepest Gratitude to all who continue to make donations, we are grateful as every little bit is appreciated.
With every beat of our heart may we feel our love flow to fill the world, touch all life and bring hope to our brothers and sisters during this time when Hope is shown to us through change…for without change there is no hope!
Hugs, Rev. Mary
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As winter is upon us it brings many changes, shorter days, colder weather and the stillness of the beauty of nature. Life is full of changes and nature is evidence of that. Changes in nature are automatic - the flowers, the plant life, the sky, the weather and the sea. We need these changes in our life, and we need to allow progress to happen.
When we see so many changes around us day by day, why do we find it so hard to accept changes in our life? People are often afraid of changes and go along with their daily life unwilling to change. Changes are vital to our 7th Principle ‘Eternal Progress Open to every Human Soul’; if we go along doing the same thing then we will get the same results, and we will not have learnt from any mistakes we make. Not all changes are good you might say, and that can be true… but if you make a change and it is not successful you can learn from that and try again.
Our progress is within our own hands, we are responsible. No one else. How wonderful it is to know that we decide on our path of progression; taking things at our own pace. We can take things step by step achieving little goals, and sometimes never realising the progress we have made.
Sometimes changes are forced upon us and they may be the more difficult to accept, but they can also be the most rewarding when we realise that we have taken up that challenge and been successful.
Just as nature welcomes the many changes let us accept that we need changes to move forward and see what changes we can bring about to improve our life and the lives of those around us.
ETERNAL PROGRESS OPEN TO EVERY HUMAN SOUL
Minister June English