River United Church News

By Lorrie Dyer

There are a great deal of interesting and important events happening at Rivers United Church. First of all, the Outreach and Pastoral Care Committee  “Green Luncheon” on March 15 was very well supported. A total of $368 was forwarded to Amnesty International to promote global social justice.

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My body, my life?

By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

Rivers and Oak River Unitied Churches

My body, my life, my choice. We heard people expressing this argument over and over again as they urged the Supreme Court to strike down the lawn against doctor-assisted suicide. Very few Canadians would argue against relieving extreme pain, even when the medication needed to do that would also mean death would come sooner. But the argument that every individual should have absolute control over their bodies, their lives, including the decision about when and how they die, this is different.

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World Day of Prayer

By Esther Krahn

The international World Day of Prayer was first started in 1922 when Christians gathered around the world on the first Friday of March to share in this day of prayer. Initially organized by women in Canada and United States, the prayer services are now planned by women’s groups from around the world.

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Faithfully Yours - A good place to start

By Neil Strohscein

On December 12, 2014, over six years after it happened, the results of an inquest into the death of a 45 year old Aboriginal man named Brian Sinclair were released. The report by Provincial Court Judge Timothy J. Preston presented 63 recommendations which, in his opinion, should help prevent such tragedies in the future.

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Faithfully Yours - Don't say I didn't warn you

By Neil Strohschein

If you suffer from Triskadekaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th), you have three days this year in which you can try to call in sick. Today is the first. The others come in March and November.

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