SOUNDINGS
Soundings
On many Tuesday nights, we host Soundings, a forum where a member or friend of our congregation presents something of interest that has to do with the intersection of faith and our daily lives. Past Soundings have included presentations on faith and politics, an evening with the poetry of Emily Dickinson, a history of the Anglican Church, and an evening of poetry in the Old Testament. Soundings is on Tuesdays and begins at 7pm. For more information about the schedule or to be involved, please contact the Church Office. We hope to see you there!

Here is our current schedule:
Misused and Misinterpreted Passages of Scripture
16, 23, and 30 May, 2017, at 7pm
Rev'd Dr. Robert S. Kinney
at the Church Centre
"This too shall pass."
--Ecclesiastes 3:23.

It's an encouraging statement of comfort in a time of challenge. Yet, in fact, it's not actually in the Bible. There aren't even 23 verses in Ecclesiastes 3! For as long as there has been a Bible, there have been people misquoting and misinterpreting it by taking verses out of both historical and literary context, importing into things that aren't there, misapplying it, and simply arguing about what it all means. And still today, the Twitterization of verses can conceal a richer meaning as easily as convey it. Join us for a short series of Soundings in which we look at a handful of famous passage from the Bible and maybe, possibly, figure out what they actually mean.

Recordings of these Soundings sessions are available:
Audio Session 1 - Text in Context (.mp3, 17.4mb)
Audio Session 2 - What Isn't Really There (.mp3, 15.0mb)
Audio Session 3 - Application? (.mp3, 21.9mb)
   
Migration: Past and Present
31 January and 7 February, 2017, at 7pm
Dr. Dirk Hoerder
at the Church Centre
Men and Women, often with their children, have been moving since the beginning of time and they do so now. All (forced) migrants, departing from their local society of socialization, had to rearrange their lives, brought emotions and spirituality with them. They tried to recreate what was important to them but shed those aspects of the culture of departure that had forced them to leave.
Legacy Planning
24 January, 2017, at 7pm
Lynn Finnegan
at the Church Centre
Legacy planning is an opportunity to assist future generations and preserve your values after your death, through prayerful and thoughtful stewardship of your resources now. We will discuss the biblical and Christian background for legacy planning, and an overview of  practical planning steps will be provided.