For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:11-12 What a wondrous time is spring! The winter doldrums start to melt as the sun begins … Continue reading Spring Message from our Minister, Gavin Williams – March 2019
Fast from hurting words and say kind words. Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude. Fast from anger and be filled with patience. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope. Fast from worries and trust in God. Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity. Fast from pressures and be prayerful. Fast from bitterness and … Continue reading Pope Francis: Fast for Lent
Epiphany is one of the most joyous feast days in the church year as we celebrate the visit of the Magi and Jesus’ coming as Savior of all people. Because it happens 12 days after Christmas, the celebration can be lost in post-holiday fatigue. The congregation at Kilbride United had a wonderful Epiphany Service followed … Continue reading Epiphany at Kilbride United
We welcomed many to the Carlisle-Kilbride pastoral charge at Christmas! We pray that you are blessed by the experience of worship in this place, and thank you for sharing in the season with us. Christmas is a holy time of year, filled with light and song, gifts and fellowship, history and hope. Each year we … Continue reading Christmas Message from our Minister, Gavin Williams – December 2018
Kilbride United volunteers Sharon Banks, Sharon Curran, Susan Nicholson, Kevin K and Maureen Trenkler were honoured to bring the Kilbride United Church and Kilbride School donations to the Wesley Free Store. Thank you to the Kilbride Makers Market for their $430 plus donation to Wesley.
"Leaving our sticks on the front porch with lights on in honour of hockey families and friends of #HumboldtBroncos Canada Mourns with you"
On Sunday, February 4, 2018 we welcome our new minister Gavin Williams to our pastoral charge. Gavin is currently ministering at Moorefield and West Montrose United Church pastoral charge, with preaching experience since 2007. Gavin is sponsored by Mount Forest United Church, is licensed to perform all the sacraments and weddings. He has a Bachelor’s … Continue reading Welcome, Gavin and his family to Kilbride United Church!
The United Church Observer has put up a YouTube video about the Elnabrees family that we helped to sponsor.
Love bears all things Last week I presided at the funerals for two women of my congregations, both of whom were mothers to several children, grandmothers to many and great-grandmothers to even more. And I was struck by how seriously they had taken their role as mothers and with how much love and respect they … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Photo of the Elnabrees family at the Come and Go Tea at St. Stephen United Church on March 20, 2016. Such a happy day!
Refugees Yousef and Safia Elnabrees (foreground) and two of their grandchildren, Jamal, 7, and Dina, 9, enjoy a family get-together in Hamilton last weekend with their son, Magdy, daughter-in-law, Afaf Elnajjar, and Flamborough ministers Rev. Christina Paradela and Rev. Diane Blanchard
Our village prepares for arrival of refugee family unites community Published in the Flamborough Review By Rev. Diane Blanchard Carlisle and Kilbride United Churches There’s an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Having lived in Africa, I saw how people took a shared responsibility for the well-being of children. I … Continue reading Faith Matters