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This Advent Season

I’m going to start this blog post with a couple of reminders. I hope that’s okay. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility, regard others as more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.  (Philippians 2:2-4 Amplified) This is […]

The Story Continues

When theStory, a Free Methodist church in Sarnia, ON, closed its doors last year, it was an ending, but a year later something new is beginning in that space. The building that housed theStory is located on the main street in downtown Sarnia. Like many smaller downtown cores, it has been revitalized over the past […]

I Went to Church

The other day, I went to church, in a building with other people church.   How was it you ask? Well, thanks for asking. It was different and I don’t mean good or bad different, just different. How could it not be? We were all appropriately distanced and had our masks on as required.  We didn’t […]

The Work of a Prison Chaplain

Abraham Yonas, an ordained minister with the Free Methodist Church in Canada, has been a chaplain at Beavercreek Institution in Gravenhurst, ON for fourteen years. Beaver Creek Institution is a minimum and medium security federal prison operated by the Correctional Service of Canada. Abraham works in the medium security prison where there are approximately 500 […]

Like You

Like you, I’m tired of this pandemic and want it to end. I’m tired of hearing the slogans “a new normal” or “a new reality.” I understand why people use these slogans because, like me, no one knows what to do next. No one has been able to give us direction to where we need […]