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Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Pastor Ron Rowbottom
National Truth and reconciliation Day September 30th
Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
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.
Community of Christ
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
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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