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Tonight I was reminded of one of the greatest gifts we can offer each other – the reminder that we are not alone.  Our Stephen Ministers met tonight to do our regular check-in and continuing education.  It was a poignant night as we cared for each other as one of our own shared their own “dark night” and need of care. 

And then, in all places, the latest episode of Glee included Will and Sue singing This Little Light of Mine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…

I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many that seek to shine the Light of Christ.  May you have the courage to do the same.

We are not alone,
    we live in God’s world.

We believe in God:
    who has created and is creating,
    who has come in Jesus,
       the Word made flesh,
       to reconcile and make new,
    who works in us and others
       by the Spirit.

We trust in God.

We are called to be the Church:
    to celebrate God’s presence,
    to live with respect in Creation,
    to love and serve others,
    to seek justice and resist evil,
    to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
       our judge and our hope.

In life, in death, in life beyond death,
    God is with us.
We are not alone.

    Thanks be to God.

A New Creed from the United Church in Canada