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June was Pride month: London Pride Festival JULY 14th to 24th. Visit the website https://www.pridelondon.ca/
Woodfield Community of Christ supports the LGBTQ+ community throughout the year but particularly during the recognition of June Pride Month.
Doctrine and Covenants 162:6C states: "You hold precious lives in your hands. Be gentle and gracious with one another. A community is no stronger than the weakest within it. Even as the One you follow reached out to those who were rejected and marginalized, so must the community that bears his name.
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May 4th 2022. Woodfield of Christ 24th year anniversary at the Woodfield church home. and 147 years in the City of London.
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March 4, 2022 Inter denomination World Day of Prayer
On Friday March 4 women from five area churches gathered for the World Day of Prayer service. The recording of the service is available at:
January 1, 2022
New Year thoughts:
I realize that the coming of the New Year for 2022 seems like more of the same with the surge of the Omicron Corona Virus infections.
It may seem as if we are perpetually in this state of separation and anxiety that has been part of our lives for the past nearly two years and there are many who have lost individuals close to them, felt the stress of overwork, loss of employment income, and general loneliness.
It is important for each of us to take time for our own well being and allow Peace and Self Assurance to be manifest in our lives.
In the words of the Medieval Persian Sufi Poets “This too shall pass” and reflects the temporary nature of the human condition.
The Scriptures reassure us that Hope comes from the Spirit of God and is always with us even when we face trying circumstances.
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12).
“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Romans 5:3-4).
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13).
Therefore, it is important that we embrace the Hope that is ours and channel these times of trial as an opportunity to look for new ways that we can connect with others. To reach out virtually and re affirm those who are feeling alone. To share what gifts we are given to alleviate the suffering of others in our society. To be the hands, feet, eyes, ears, mouth and heart of Jesus Christ in our daily interactions.
Do not give up the hope that is freely given to each of us and remember that YOU ARE GODS’ GREATEST CREATION individually and collectively.
Maintain the Community that upholds each person as we continue to believe in the ultimate acceptance that was voiced by the Poets:
THIS TOO WILL PASS and the Spirit of the Lord will always uphold and sustain you during its passing.
Pastor Ron Rowbottom
December 13, 2021
At this time of preparation for remembering the birth of Christ I want to take the opportunity on behalf of my self and Teddy to wish everyone a Blessed Christmas.
This is the second year that our lives are still being impacted by the Corona Virus Pandemic and even though we have adjusted to some degree it is still difficult with the restrictions and requirements to protect the health of ourselves, our loved ones and those we come into contact with.
Ironically, as we consider how we can get together during this time either in family bubbles small gatherings or virtually it is important to reflect on the situation that the family of Joseph and Mary faced that first Christmas.
Traveling long distances by donkey during Mary’s pending time to give birth, not having a place to stay, finally being housed in a stable during child birth, in order to comply with a Regulatory decree that everyone had to travel to the place of their family name or tribe for a government census..
The political and social prejudices of the time that resulted in the young family fleeing as refugees to a foreign land to escape persecution.
In many ways those circumstances of Christ’s; birth are still reality for struggling families today.
As we share in our Christmas celebrations take the time to offer a prayer for all those who are suffering at this time. Homelessness, loneliness, hunger, displacement, chemical dependencies, loss of loved ones.
I wish each of you Joy, Hope, Peace and Love this Christmas Season while remembering the reason for the season:
Christ’s Mission – Our Mission.
Merry Christmas from Teddy and I.
Pastor Ron Rowbottom
September 30 2021 National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
The Truth and Reconciliation Act and its 94 "Calls to Action" urging all levels of government — federal, provincial, territorial and aboriginal — to work together to change policies and programs in a concerted effort to repair the harm caused by residential schools and move forward with reconciliation.
Our Call to Action
The "calls to action" are divided into two parts: legacy (1 to 42) and reconciliation (43 to 94). I have read the heart-rending statements of apology of the many Churches who participated in the operations of the hundreds of compulsory Residential Schools established in 1878 until the last one closed in 1996. As a Settler, I identified with the entirety of the acknowledgement, emotions and accountability that rests with me. For all of us as immigrant occupants of the homeland of Indigenous nation's numbering 10's of millions, let us always remember our shared responsibility to bring reconciliation in active ways and means to honour the worth of those who welcomed us as neighbour in their homeland. Thanksgiving Day, in its original Good Samaritan like portrayal of Indigenous peoples tending to the life threatening vulnerability of early Settlers, shows the blessings of community shared towards us. May we be so inclusive and demonstrate love of neighbour in our own intentional acts of giving back with Thanksgiving.
For the first time, September 30th in Canada, is a new day of acknowledgement that has been enacted to always remember that Truth and Reconciliation that is our individual responsibility. I pray that we each honour this day with deep reflection, learning and resolve that leads to healing and transformation.
May the blessings of community unfold across this glorious land.
June 8 2021
On Sunday evening, June 6th, 2021, a family went for a walk and was confronted by the most hateful action seen in the City of London.
An individual randomly made the decision, through the eyes of hate and prejudice to use his vehicle as a weapon to destroy the lives of a family, leaving four of our neighbours deceased and sent the fifth young boy to the hospital.
There was no warning, just the exercise of hate because the young man decided to deliberately and with malice intent drive his vehicle off the road and directly into the family simply because of the way they looked as Muslims.
The whole community mourns in shock and unbelief that this could happen in our city and our neighbourhoods.
The Muslim community in London has been a strong and caring partner for over thirty years, assisting during these times of the Pandemic and providing a rich tapestry to our city.
This attack of terrorism is not acceptable in our community or any other but it illuminates the deep-seated racism that can exist in our midst.
We, at Woodfield Community of Christ verbalize our deep sorrow at the loss of the family and for our Muslim Brothers and Sisters in London and throughout the nation of Canada.
Our prayers are sent heavenward to implore our universal God to bring peace and understanding in this troubling time and that God will wrap his arms around all of us as family regardless of our specific beliefs.
Racism and prejudice must be cleansed from our society and it must start by each of us taking action to learn, to accept and to understand.
In God’s name we pray.
Pastor Ron Rowbottom
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