Refugee Fund Update

Glebe is partnering with Northlea United Church to bring a Hazara Afghan family of nine to Canada. In order for this to be feasible Glebe is seeking out other partners to help raise the funds. $96,000 is needed to bring this family to Canada to support them financially for a year. We have raised in conjunction with Northlea and other individual contributors $41,600 or 43% of the total needed. 

Call to Act: Join in Solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community

Glebe Road United Church and its members stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ2S+ educators, staff and students under threat from todays scheduled protests. At Glebe Road United we welcome people of all ages, races, genders, and sexual orientations. Our church is a home and a safe space for anyone who is looking for one, where we can learn and play together in light of God. Come as you are and be loved as you are.

Shibboleths of the Heart — Cheryl Stenson

There’s a great older lady at St. Bartholomew’s United, the congregation I’ve been serving in Brampton. Her name is Jan but I call her “Two Bits” and she calls me “Shave.” Some time ago I said something in a sermon that prompted her to share that, in times past, phrases like the one I’d used would be followed with “Shave and a haircut – two bits!” It was a popular tagline and I was familiar with it. Ever since, we’ve been “Two Bits” and “Shave” occasionally prefaced by the stamp of a foot and thrust of the arm.