by Jo McNeil
Our group continues to meet on a regular basis from September to June, with some holidays in between. We have welcomed new members over the past year, for which we are most grateful.
We completed a study on “Gratitude – giving thanks in life’s ups and downs”. Each lesson focussed on a certain aspect of the term gratitude using various quotes from the Bible. An important lesson made us think of times when we sometimes accepted a kindness without showing thanks. Therefore reminding us to be more mindful in our daily lives to acknowledge our gratitude for our many blessings.
Our next study, which we have as yet, not completed is on St. Mark’s Gospel. To begin we studied our beautiful stained glass window featuring St. Mark in our community. Do have a good look at it, you may be surprised at what you see.
We interrupted our study on St. Mark to learn about Judaism in general and the Reformed in particular. The Reverend Bob Schroeder has been in contact with the Reformed Rabbi in Hamilton for us. Consequently, our group will be meeting with Cantor Baruch early in February.
Our meetings always end with a quote from “Embers” by Richard Wagamese and so from Richard “Walk gently on the earth, and do each other no harm.”