Entries by Bob Wallace

The Power of Words

~Bob Wallace Over the past few weeks we have been following the stories of the Matriarchs and Patriarchs of our faith – men and women who heard a promise spoken from beyond their everyday lives and who committed their futures to the fulfillment of that promise. That promise has been transferred from generation to generation […]

Finding My Way Through These Days

~Bob Wallace From time to time I find myself looking at meditative writings. One I recently returned to is a little book entitled Celtic Parables: Stories, Poems & Prayers. These short items were translated into English by Robert Van de Weyer, and the book was published in 1997 by SPCK, London. My edition came from/through […]

A Story Too Terrible to Hear

~Bob Wallace I remember the first theology book I ever received – J.B. Phillips’ book Your God Is Too Small. It was impressionable because it helped me expand my understanding of God as being bigger than I had ever imagined. And at a later age, after reading Elie Wiesel’s The Gates of the Forest, I […]

Family Ties: Our Summer With The Ancestors!

~Bob Wallace Genesis literally means “a coming into being”—and this Sunday we will continue to get better acquainted with the “First Family of Faith”—as we continue the story of Abraham and Sarah. This week, we hear God reiterate the promise to Abraham and Sarah that they shall be come the parents of a “great nation,” […]

Learnings from the Pandemic

~Bob Wallace On Friday I got to make an “in-person” pastoral visit! Suddenly it felt like there might be a glimmer of hope for returning to “in-person” relating after long weeks of self-isolation. During that conversation, we spoke of many things, not the least important of which was trying to answer the question: “What have […]

Worship This Morning 10AM

Rev. Bob Wallace is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89086499154?pwd=bXp6NnpJRUtTUVZpM21CNER2M0tRUT09 Meeting ID: 890 8649 9154 Password: 089769

Kelowna Area Churches Update

~Bob Wallace Following up on our multi-United church gathering… To continue to focus on next steps following the overwhelming multi-congregation response of “yes, let’s move forward with further exploration of how our local United Churches could work together”, a smaller working group is now in action. The yet-to-be-named group includes the ministers as well as […]

The Gifts of the Spirit

Much has been spoken and written about a “new normal” to which we are returning. But on that first Christian Pentecost (for the celebration of a Pentecost existed prior to its adaptation by the Holy Spirit!) we are told that the Spirit of the Holy One arrived in the midst of a fractured and uncertain […]

Looking at What Might Lie Ahead

Wisdom arises in surprising settings. Friday’s Blether produced some amazing insights for me. We were talking about how we are doing now, and whether things seem to be settling into a sort of familiarity! Are we getting accustomed to masks when we go out? Are we okay with lining up, and keeping distance? Amidst this […]

How Long, O Lord?

Psalm 13 begins: “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I bear pain in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all day long?” And that seems to be the cry I hear a lot from people these days! – […]