This Month at Bathurst
Honouring Indigenous Spirituality
In our second worship series this fall, the Bathurst congregation will reflect on the Seven Sacred Teachings that form the foundation of Indigenous Spirituality;
Wisdom, Respect, Love, Truth, Courage, Humility and Honesty.
The traditional virtues of respect and sharing are built upon these Teachings.
Over seven Sundays, beginning October 9, we will consider what these Teachings mean to us as members of a Christian community. More...
September 11 to October 2 2016
In our first worship series for fall 2016, we explored how spirituality grows and changes over people's lives.
Over four Sundays, we looked at the development of spirituality through remembering the past, imagining the future and thinking about our current experience.
Our minister, Ralph Carl Wushke, opened Seasons of the Spirit with a reflection on the first stage of life--Childhood and Youth. More...
Responding to the Spirit
Working for Justice
Peter, Kathy and Chuck arriving at Bathurst,
getting ready to do the ‘CPT Dazzle’. Picture by Ken Peters.
On Sunday, June 5, Peter Haresnape (CPT Indigenous Peoples Solidarity)
delivered a reflection at Bathurst on the Doctrine of Discovery.
At the end of the service, we read
the Ecumenical Statement on the United Nations Declaration
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
a commitment made by the United Church (and six other churches)
to the Call to Action #48 made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Together, we can make sure our leaders hear our urgent encouragement for action.