All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Spirit of Hope United Church
Date: Sunday February 13, 2022
Time: 1:30 pm (MST)
Location:7909 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB T6C 0Y1. The service will be in-person as well as streamed and recorded. Information: Can be found on Spirit of Hope UC website and closer to the date, in The Spark, also on the website
Hello, members of Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble!
As we continue on through this pandemic, is can be difficult to keep our eyes on the end of the tunnel. I am here to remind you of the themes of Advent that we have been observing over the last four weeks: hope, peace, joy, and love. We hope for the best future and for the safety of all. We carry the peace of Christ with us as we walk along. We seek out and find joy in the places we least expected to find it. Most importantly, we love largely, loudly, and harder than ever before.
I urge you to carry the spirit of Christmas (and the themes of Advent) with you publicly, intentionally, and explicitly as we move together into another year. The community that we share is life giving and ever affirming. We are here for you, just as you are there for one another.
You all continue to amaze me, the Board of Directors, and God, with your work and dedication to making our world a more inclusive and affirming place.
Merry Christmas, happy new year, and God be with you, amen!
Meet Anne Wood! The outgoing Treasurer of Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble- Anne completed 4 years as Treasurer in July of this year. Anne and her wife Ruth recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. They live in Kingston, ON, and have 2 children and 6 grandchildren who all live in the Kingston area.
Anne says that she and Ruth have benefited from the work of Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble, although they do not yet belong to an Affirming Community of Faith.
Her hobbies include reading, sewing and photography. With stepping down from the board, she will have the free time to pursue several ideas for family history projects, using pictures and stories that were passed down from her grandparents and letters and pictures that were saved by Ruth’s grandparents.