“With God, All Things Are Possible”

The Possible Plan A Daily, Balanced Bible-Reading Plan “With God, all things are possible.” By Rebecca Ouwehand  “Walk, don’t fly.” I had a hard time starting a daily Bible-reading habit because life is relentless. This is the plan that finally worked, so I wanted to share it with you. 1.      Put a bookmark at... Read More


Moderator’s Lent 2018 Message: Seeing with the Eyes of Love

Moderator’s Lent 2018 Message: Seeing with the Eyes of Love (Transcript of video message) The season of Lent is once again upon us, a time of year when we are invited to make space in our lives for reflection and self-examination, to draw closer to God. Now, if you’re like me, self-examination can quickly turn... Read More


Bear Ministry

At United Churches of Langley, we have six 'Working Bears'.  These well-trained bears visit at the hospital and in people's homes.  When not working they hang out in the Sanctuary, listening to hymns and prayers and are hugged by wonderful people of all ages, which they share with the folks they visit. ... Read More

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The Longest Night Prayer

Your compassion for us overflows, O God. We are facing our longest night. We come burdened with sorrow, loneliness, and sadness. We come seeking a place to set them down; a place where our words will be heard and our feelings honoured. We need a place where we can drop our masks of good cheer so our tears can flow... Read More

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  EASTER Ashes, Agony, Accusation Beaten and Bleeding, asked to Bear the Crown of Thorns, the Cross, the Crucifixion Darkness, Desertion and Despair. Easter Friday – and then the prayer “Father forgive them.” Golgotha – the Hill, the Hell – where Innocence ignored Justice denied – the King of Jews was crucified... Read More



RESURRECTION: By Sylvia Mountain Resurrection, restored relationships, Easter comes with hope. Surrendering to God’s Spirit, and Uniting in blessed love. Redemption made possible, by Responding to the call, Enlightenment has happened, Compassion by us all. Transformed by Christ’s message, Integrated into God’s... Read More


Let Love be your Guide

It’s Maundy Thursday. So what on earth is a Maundy? It probably comes from the first word in the Latin translation of John 13:34, mandatum, which means commandment. In John 13, that word is used to speak of “the new commandment” Jesus gives to his disciples. The disciples won’t follow Jesus to his death so they... Read More

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Reconciliation (a poem)

Sharing a poem that we have been reflecting on as part of our Lenten reconciliation conversations. Grateful for the resilience and strength of the circle of life! RECONCILIATION (poem by Rebeka Tabobondung) We are waking up to our history from a forced slumber We are breathing it into our lungs so it will be part... Read More


The Unexpected Gift of Memorizing a Prayer

By Elaine Chatwin So, it’s Friday today and I’m two days home from our winter vacation. I was wondering how I would stay connected with Lent while we travelled. I prepared a few goals before leaving home and did manage to achieve most of them. One of my goals was to finish memorizing a translation of the Prayer of... Read More


The Kingdom of God

Throughout the Gospel of Mark Jesus speaks to his disciples, to the religious scribes, and to the crowds about the kingdom of God. Even though Mark presents Jesus as being secretive about his identity, he also has him speaking openly about his radical mission to see the world changed. This was a mission that... Read More