Posts by Rev. Dr. Heather Malnick

To everything there is a season…

The title of this post reflects the words of Ecclesiastes 3 – to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. This Sunday, we will celebrate the changing season in our ministry as I lead my final service at Living Faith in preparation for our family’s move to Bracebridge next…

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Who are we? – conclusion

After a wee break to welcome Mary Pinkston to our service last week, we will resume our Who are we? sermon series on Sunday with the conclusion – “passionately serving Jesus Christ, each other, and the community” from our mission statement, with guidance from 1 Peter 4:8-11. Service is an important part of the life…

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A message from Peru!

We will be taking a wee break from our “Who are We?” sermon series this Sunday as Mary Pinkston will be visiting with us from Peru. You may recall that we connected with Mary over four years ago when Nancy, her daughter Michelle, and I traveled to Peru with SIM – Serving In Mission. Mary…

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Who are we? #2

Discovering our identity seems to be something we engage in regularly as we continue to discover who we are and who God is calling us to be. This is a significant time in our history as a congregation as we prepare for a change in ministry – so it’s also a significant time to re-establish…

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Who are We? – new sermon series

I’m discovering that times of change are also times of varying emotions. As I prepare to transition from ministry in Baxter to ministry in Bracebridge, I find myself alternating from excitement to fear, and joy to sadness as we navigate through the “lasts” (last communion, last breakfast, last sermon series) and anticipate the many “firsts”…

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Transition #4 – from law to grace

Our society operates according to a system of rules, regulations, and laws. We drive on the right side of the road – we stop at stop signs – we give pedestrians the right of way – and we don’t drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. And if we DON’T follow the law, we…

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Transitions #2 – from bondage to restoration

Our congregation is preparing for change this summer, as Rev. Heather transitions from ministry in Baxter to ministry in Bracebridge starting in September. We’re learning how to navigate through this time of transition through a summer sermon series – Transitions – looking at times of change in the scriptures and how we can apply this teaching to our own situations.

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Transitions

This teaching will not only apply to our experience as a congregation, but will also hopefully equip us as individuals when we face the inevitable transitions of life.

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Out is In

OUT is IN with God. If we are feeling out of touch/sync/the loop/sorts, how many others around us are also feeling the same way? That’s a lot of people feeling OUT. So what can we do about it?

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