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A time of compromise — decision making at General Council

An air of relief was felt around the court last night. The work of commissions had been completed with a marathon day of process, wordsmithing in proposal state, then decision-marking motions. It was the work we had been sent here … Continue reading

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Come down to the Potter’s house and I will let you hear my words

Tuesday’s worship and time in the full court was as amazing, of course. But you knew it would be. The storming started.  Table groups rebelled against the process of leaving those we know at our tables to move to those … Continue reading

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I heard God’s voice in your voice — rEvolve

I ranted yesterday…..let me share my deep love for the United Church of Canada today. Monday morning, my tears joined those of others during opening worship. We listened to a young man, Joshua walk on the stage singing of a … Continue reading

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Warning — Pinga is on a rant!

Rant is a tool, brought to a fine art by Rick Mercer, and which can be a good release. There are those who get the rant, who comprehend the expulsion of frustration and commentary. They will have a belly laugh … Continue reading

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GC40 – Orientation day

I’ve had a great day….   Someone asked me , if I knew many people here….and I realized, I did not know how to answer that — what is the norm?   As I pondered this thought later, I also realized … Continue reading

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Day 1 – The travel day

1.  Lesson 1 — don’t think anything will follow normal patterns — Pick up at 5:15am ET…for flight at 8:45am ET.     Figured I would get some sleep on the van as I always do.. but, had a driver I hadn’t seen for … Continue reading

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Discovering the Passion in the Church

Thursday evening, I spent time in the omnibus of the General Council 40 workbook. The reading flew by and energized me.  Here is the passion of the church showing through — the visionaries sharing their dreams of the future, and … Continue reading

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Is Lobbying of Commissioners Valid?

A few weeks ago, I received a letter to my home address. It was a lobby letter for a proposal : HAM 5 – The Future of Albright Gardens for the 40th General Council. I was stunned. At our orientation … Continue reading

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Karma?

The commissioners and commissions is posted. I am in the Arctic commission.  Remember those proposals that I blogged about last night…they are in the Arctic commission too.  That is Karma, I think. What does this mean?  As a Commissioner, I … Continue reading

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Lessons on Reading Proposals

I wish I could say my first night of digging into policy went well but there is a commandment about bearing false witness.  So, here’s the truth:  My first night of reading policy for the 40th General Council scared me … Continue reading

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