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Located in the heart of Olds, Alberta, the United Church has witnessed the Christian faith through worship, service, and fellowship for 120 years (as of 2014). All are welcome to share in our ministry.
than to be happy and enjoy themselves."
As I sit in my office listening to the rain fall against the window, I give thanks to the God of creation for the gift of rain, and pray that it will soon fall in the north, in the Wood Buffalo region. We have all heard so much about the devastion of the fires, of the lives forever changed by the events of the past weeks.
Many of us cannot imagine what people have been through, the fear, the loss, the anxiety, as they wait to see when they can go home ... or at least returning to the place they once lived. What will "home" look like, once they can go back? My prayers go out to those affected.
I also extend prayers of gratitude for the many people across our province, and beyond, who have reached out with support, in so many ways. It is that kind of gracious response that makes me grateful to be a Canadian.
I can't help but be drawn to one of my favourite passages of scripture ... Micah 6:8 "He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
We've seen that call of Micah's lived out in the events unfolding alongside the fires in the Fort McMurray region, and it is with gratitude that we know that those who have become refugees will find support and care from friends, family, and even complete strangers.
As we journey into the summer months, let us hope and pray that our weather patterns will help slow the chances of more fires, and that we will all practise safe living as we enjoy the great outdoors that we are called to care for.
I will be away from my office and ministry for most of the summer as I recover from knee surgery. My friend and colleague, Rev. Sue Hertell will be covering for me in my absence. I give thanks to her for her willingness to share her gifts. And I wish you all a blessed summer!
Blessings, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
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Phil 4:7 - And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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