Hello all: I was struck, as you might have been that at the cenotaph or War Memorial, people came forward after the ceremony and deposited their poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  I observed Remembrance Day in Aylmer Quebec and the same thing happened - after the ceremony, people left their poppies on [...]


The Past and Future of Carleton Memorial United Church


Hello all: We were informed this past week of the death of The Reverend Angus MacDonald. Angus as he was known to everyone was 91 years old. I did not know Angus very well (being a newcomer to Ottawa) but I met him on several occasions, including the covenanting service here, and at least two [...]

The Past and Future of Carleton Memorial United Church2015-10-29T09:48:37+00:00



As a young adult, I learned about participating in a political election campaign. I learned that the emotions were always close to the surface. I learned that if you believed in a candidate, you would work as hard as you could to get that candidate elected. I learned that some days were very long. I [...]


World Wide Communion Sunday


Hello all:    This coming Sunday October 4th is World Wide Communion Sunday. On this Sunday Christian Churches all around the world celebrate communion and are aware that we are all together around the world. In some ways it is a breathtaking moment. So this Sunday we will remember Christians around the world. In some [...]

World Wide Communion Sunday2015-10-01T12:27:17+00:00

We're Back!


Hello Friends, Susan and I are happy to be back home after an amazing time of holiday and continuing education. We have enjoyed lots of family time and catching up with long time friends. We hiked in the Rockies, waded in the Atlantic, swam and water-skied in a northern Ontario lake. fghjfghjfWe studied United Church [...]

We're Back!2015-09-08T10:11:32+00:00

One More Worship Before Vacation


We are into July! Time is flying by so quickly. We have now had two Tuesday worship services, and there is one more before vacation break. Last Tuesday Kathryn Fournier came and spoke of love in her experience with Living in Right Relations and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It was a magnificent story. Thank [...]

One More Worship Before Vacation2015-07-09T12:21:56+00:00



Last night as I arrived home after our first Tuesday evening summer service, Susan and I watched the very end of a wonderful movie. It was Rosalind Russell in “Auntie Mame.” After it was over we realized there was something familiar and something strange about it. What could it be? AHA! This was the dramatic/comedy [...]


A New Beginning


This new website for Carleton Memorial is a venture that signifies we are going forward. We need to have this new site for communicating and for identity in these changing times. As we contemplate the potential for change in our congregation and the actual change happening in the world around us, we still go forth. [...]

A New Beginning2015-02-24T12:11:25+00:00