Called to the Church: Rev. Bill Elliott

2016-06-01T00:00:45-04:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Reflection|Tags: |

For many years I tried to conform to the heterosexual norm that seemed to be the only acceptable way of being in my world. The loneliness and despair I often felt were a burden I feared I might never be free of.

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Called to the Church: Rev. Mark Chiang

2016-06-01T00:00:39-04:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Reflection|Tags: |

To my family, there was nothing more evil, more beyond the power of God’s love, than being gay. As my dad would write in the PCC chat rooms, gay was a choice you made after rejecting God and abandoning yourself to hedonistic lust.

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It Takes Faith

2016-04-01T00:00:06-04:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Reflection|

Joining the Healing and Reconciliation Committee couldn’t have come at a worse time for me. I was just starting the legal process for my residential school claim against the church.

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Coming Home

2016-02-01T00:41:51-04:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: Reflection|Tags: |

What a difference a decade has made! In 2004, Montreal West was facing closure. Today, Montreal West counts some 140 members and adherents, many of them English-speaking Cameroonians from nearby suburbs, who have made the congregation one of the fastest growing in the presbytery. What made the difference?

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