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
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
"Leaving our sticks on the front porch with lights on in honour of hockey families and friends of #HumboldtBroncos Canada Mourns with you"
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
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