Bashaw United Church

Miracles Everyday

Have you ever been invited into a miracle? It should be abundantly clear from anyone’s telling of the story that it wasn’t planned. It wasn’t a rally or a convention, not a jamboree or a festival. There was no reason to think about organization. People just showed up. They came and came, and they kept […]

Lent: A Journey Through Covenants

Here’s “Lent: A Journey Through Covenants.” Lent is a time for reflection and introspection, considering our relationship with God, ourselves and each other. Join us as we explore the theme of “covenant” each week, with some creative ways to explore Lent for yourself and to explore yourself this Lent. Download this digital version or call […]

You can do it, too

I’m not sure if now is the best time or the worst time to hear the story of Jesus feeding the multitude. In the days of the pandemic, there are limits on the number of people who can gather in one place, even outside. There are way too many people simply ignoring that, but I […]

Lighting Our Own Universe

Great Canadian hero Chris Hadfield’s a retired astronaut who, among other things, commanded missions to space, helped build the Canadarm on the International Space Station, commanded the ISS and walked in space. First Canadian to do most of those and certainly the first person to record an album in space, including his famous cover of […]

Rev. Robin King – What Are You Looking For? Come And See!

After Christmas we often talk about Epiphany, the revealing of Jesus. So, is Epiphany simply about revealing the divinity of Jesus, the Messiah who the Magi had been waiting for, based on ancient prophecies? Or, is Epiphany about the humanity of Jesus, the word made flesh, a man who would first ask “what are you […]

This Could Be Just What You’re Looking For

So, here we are in the season of Epiphany. The stories we hear about Jesus, if you’re following the season, are about revealing who Jesus is and what he’s about. One of those is how Jesus acquires the first disciples. I feel the need to say “acquires” because, while we’re so familiar with the story […]

I Have a Lot of Questions About Magi

The world could sure use a few magi right now. We seem to have an over abundance of Herods and Ceasars. And I think we’re good with Chief Priests and Scribes. But where are the magi? It’s not that I don’t believe that they’re here. Somewhere. In fact, I’m pretty sure they are. Maybe they […]

Not One Day, But Every Day

Well, that’s that. Christmas is over. On to the New Year’s Resolutions. They don’t seem to last any longer than Christmas. People have taken their decorations down and stores have their Valentine’s Day stuff out. And that’s fair, I guess. The first part, anyway. Let’s move on, it’s a new year. Of course, there’s that […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

For all the debate about how early you can put Christmas decorations up, it doesn’t take long for them to come down. I wonder if that isn’t part of how we tell the story: it’s a lot of build up to one moment on one night when everyone’s there, just like in a traditional creche […]

Fear Not: For, Behold, I Bring You Good Tidings

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And yet. For many people, this is anything but “the very best time of the year.” Even a cursory scan through the news will give you more than a few reasons why. The economy’s struggling, there’s unemployment, there’s environment issues, violence and oppression seem to be thriving, […]