Michiko Bown-Kai

Dear Glen Morris United Church, 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am so thankful to all of you who have made celebrating Christmas this year so special. On Christmas Eve we truly saw our ‘village’ come together for an amazing putz service and this past Sunday we had a most wonderful celebration of the music of the season. I’m looking forward to celebrating Epiphany with you this Sunday! 

As we find ourselves marking the end of another year, we are invited to reflect on all that has happened in 2020: the lessons learned, the memorable moments, and how much change can happen in just one year. I know that I will always remember 2020 as a special year that brought me to the Glen. It’s been a year with hardship and I am grateful that I never had to face these hardships without the care and support of such a wonderful congregation! 

For those of you who are looking back on this year and feeling the disappointment of so many cancelled plans and limitations, I want you to hear this: this was not a wasted year! The work of being still, of learning new ways to listen and pay attention, of resting and listening to your body when it is tired, is no small thing. You are here, you are surviving, you have done enough. 

Yours in Christ, 

Rev. Michiko



Please note that information about worship can be found in the Events section of the website. Here is Janary's tentative worship schedule: 

January 3 - Epiphany

January 10 - Prayers in the manner of the Taize Community 

January 17 - Michiko's Farewell Message

January 24 - Welcoming back Meghan!

January 31 - TBD



As we come to the end of 2020, I would like to extend one last invitation for people to contribute to the Mission and Service Fund. We are very close to meeting our 2020 goal! Thank you to everyone who has given so generously in 2020.


A Christmas Message from the Moderator