Our Purpose and Mission Statement

Working to build God's dream. Help wanted!

We the people of Glen Rhodes United Church, are determined that our life together will be fully inclusive for people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, differing abilities, ethnic origins and economic circumstances. Therefore, we hope that God will work in us so that we will be a sensitive congregation, willing to share our faith and gifts in language and worship, in the life and work of our church and wherever God calls us to do justice in the wider community, with compassion, fun and laughter

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


Reflection: "Threads of Life"

 On our life's journey we encounter many situations - many people - many opportunities and prospects.
Each of these cause us to grow and change and develop.
Life is not always rosy red or dazzling as the sunshine.
In every life there is a variety of colour which enriches creation.
lmagine if you will - life as a tapestry.
Each thread builds on another.
Each thread adds to the total dimension of the whole.
Each thread highlights the others -adding strength, brilliance and stability.
The fragile -thin metallic threads add colour and sheen.
The fine silken threads add softness and suppleness.
The knotty threads add texture and character.
The thick threads add consistency and firmness and strength.
The springy threads are the energizers.
They move and play within the fabric.

At this moment in time which are you?
Are you the fragile thread which needs assistance and support from neighbors and family and friends?
Are you the lovely silk or linen - washed and worn and now a beautiful soft thread?
Are you the strong fibre - ready to take on the world and all the headaches and heartaches it can throw at you?
Perhaps you are the knotty...the carefree- the light-hearted, happy-go-lucky thread, ready to become whatever the future holds for you.
Or are you the energized one   - eager and animated ready for change and opportunities?
We are diverse and we are unique.
Each in our own way we live out our tapestry of life and contribute to the tapestry of many others - simply by being one with each other and one with our God.
We are thankful for all the women who have gone before us.
We tie into their threads and continue on.
May God bless the journey we are all on.


Phyllis Buchner

Erie Presbyterial

Hamilton Conference


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