firstunited- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

"About two years ago, the Chair and Council of First United Church identified a gap between its new vision statement ("First United is an open and welcoming community, led by the Love of God) and its marriage policy."

What does a community do when it sees its words and deeds are not aligned?
The council started by educating itself, reflecting and learning about the scripture and church history, the science and experience of gender and sexual expression, and the practice of marriage within the United Church. Council Chair Nancy Petanowitch credited local minister Kathy Underwood for assisting the congregation through the same process, in written material and well-attended open public....

medicationThe medication return blitz was a success.

The variety of medications returned included a number of controlled substances as Grey Bruce residents responded to the call to clean out their medicine cabinets and return unused or expired medications to their local pharmacies. Thanks to all who participated in...

santa- by John Christie

Every late weekday afternoon in December for more than a quarter of a century, young listeners were invited along for a visit to the North Pole with St. Nick himself. They were invited to write in to the Jolly Old Elf in care of CFOS. Santa and his helpers would read these letters on the air. Of course, those "helpers" were a key component of the show's success. Sales manager Russ Tomlinson scripted each and every show. He incorporated characters into the Santa Saga who would be unique to the Owen Sound area....

prayer walkA group of Indigenous Men, Women and Two-Spirit people are embarking on a cross-Canada Prayer Walk on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2017, the day the sun returns for the New Year. Da-Namaamin Moseyang Giw-Ganchigaazjig Kwewag, "We will walk in prayer for those murdered...




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