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Spiritual Journey on Lent

Lent begins with Feb 14, in this year’s Christian calendar. Ash-Wednesday is the starting point of the holy journey in this Lent season. What is Lent? Why is it so widely practiced by Christians all over the world? Did the … Continue reading

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Lark’s New Year Resolution

The New Year is already come, and New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make next week, next month, or perhaps when spring starts. … Continue reading

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Reflection From Lark’s Desk

American author and social critic James Howard Kunstler coined the phrase “long emergency” to describe the effect of decades of small changes. For example, if our congregation were to lose half its members in 10 year, that would be an … Continue reading

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COVANANTING SERVICE

Hamilton Japanese United Church’s Covenanting service with Rev. Dr. Lark Kim and Hamilton Presbytery is on May 1st, 2016, at 4:00 pm. Presider will be Jean Bethune, the chair of the Hamilton Presbytery and the guest speaker is Rev. Gord … Continue reading

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Kishi Yoshihiro concert – Monday November 4th, 2013 – 7pm

On Monday, November 4, we will be hosting a special musical concert, at the church, featuring the saxophone music of Kishi Yoshihiro. The concert is scheduled for 7 – 8:30 p.m. with refreshments afterwards. There will be a free will … Continue reading

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Ministry – Reflection, June 2013

I don’t know about you, but each year as we approach the summer season, my mind is flooded with memories of summers gone by, of hot sunny days, of warm nights, of beaches and swimming and sailing in my family’s … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Victims of Violence – Newtown, Connecticut

By: B.M. Howell God of life and love, God of hope and new tomorrows, God of compassion and comfort, God of healing and strength, God of the cross, and God of the empty tomb; we come before today with hearts … Continue reading

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Ministry – Reflection, Nov. 2012

Rain, clouds and the gnawing, damp cold of a mid-November morning were my welcome into the world today. I had to get up early to get my car in to Clarence’s Garage for a little tune up and headlight repair. … Continue reading

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Ministry – Reflection, June 2012

Changes – they are all about us, aren’t they! At the time of writing this article, I have just returned from a meeting of the ministerial group I am a part of. At today’s meeting one of our colleagues announced … Continue reading

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HJUC Annual Minister’s Report For The Year 2011

It has been another full and busy year at Hamilton Japanese United Church. Having been here for something over two years now, I am feeling very much a part of the community and enjoying many relationships that have begun to … Continue reading

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