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Month: December 2021

Advent Greetings one and all,     I must admit I struggle with Advent sometimes…this season of waiting….I’m excited for Christmas now!!  I also struggle with the juxtaposition of waiting and the themes for each Sunday: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.  Waiting to me sounds like a passive word, but we can’t be passive in our search for Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.  Our brothers and sisters in BC and Nova Scotia are not feeling hope or love because others are doing nothing.  Any hope they are feeling is...

Horseshoe Falls Regional Council is having a Sunday Evenings Discussion Group focusing on Indigenous Justice and Reconciliation as a part of an Anti-Racism series. As the discussion group is online, geography is no longer a barrier to participate in events across The United Church of Canada. Horseshoe Falls President Robert Lawson has invited anyone from Western Ontario Waterways to join in. The discussions are twice a month on Sunday evenings from 7-830pm, starting on Sunday January 16th. For...

Thank you for the care and attention you have given to an ever-evolving situation. It is difficult to face another round of uncertainty with the increase in Covid cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. Some communities of faith are re-examining their policies and re-considering their plans for Advent and Christmas. As a starting point, check with your local health unit. Each health unit sets regulations based on transmission rates in their jurisdiction. Many health units have specific...

photo courtesy of Dan Kiefer via Unsplash The Regional Council Office will be closed December 24th through to January 3rd. Staff will not be responding to email or phone messages during that time. However, should you have an urgent, emergency situation, you can call 1-833-236-0280, ext 2 and leave a message. This voicemailbox will be checked regularly over the Christmas break. Please note that many of the regional council staff are on holiday during the month of December and the first week of...