Our Lay Worship Sunday, January 24, 2021, takes on new meaning this week as we participate in a Zoom Worship Service from Nova Scotia. Zoom invitations have been issued to participants and the Zoom service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. Make sure you tune in on time so you won’t miss a second. Please download the bulletin so you can follow the order of service.
The Reverend Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis, Assistant Professor of Theology at Atlantic School of Technology in Halifax, will host the meeting and deliver the sermon. Susan is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada and just happens to be the mother of our Lay Worship Leader for this Sunday, Jennifer Gillis-White.
While this personal connection is extremely important to our congregation, there is a deeper theological connection between the United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ.
The United Church of Christ and The United Church of Canada, both members of the World Council of Churches (WCC), formalized a full communion agreement in a worship service at St. Andrew’s United Church, Niagara Falls, Ontario, on 17 October.
Through the agreement, the US-based and Canadian-based churches agreed to “commit to living into a common vision of ministry and mission together, to exploring the possibilities of this full communion relationship, and to finding ways of living into deeper, fuller expressions of witness that will strengthen the Church as we learn and grow together.”
Please join us Sunday at 10:00 am for this special worship experience.