Rev. Heather M. McClure


10:30 A.M. WORSHIP



5964 Notre Dame de Grâce
N.D.G., Montreal

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 December 7, 2018


Hi All


I watched an interesting video on Facebook this week telling us that we need to stop recycling! You can watch it for yourself here if you like:  The gist of the video reminds us that the first two words in the three ‘R’s’ of recycling are reduce and reuse, pointing out that recycling is the last and should be a last resort.  


Reducing and reusing are not always the easiest solutions to taking care of our waste problems, but they may be the most important. It is so easy to use throwaway products like the little bags we put our produce in at the grocery store. It also applies to how often we buy the bigger stuff too, like phones and computers. And what about disposable bottles and cups?  Do you carry a reusable water bottle or coffee mug for takeout and did you know that most coffee shops have a regular mug for drinking in-store? This is the thing about reducing our waste, often we just don’t think about an alternative or forget to ask if there one.


When we reduce and reuse we are helping to rebuild God’s creation and it is an act of faith. So much of what we do or do not do in our world reflects our faith and commitment to building the Kingdom of God in our world. I say we all need to do whatever we can to be builders!


This week at Wesley is one of my favourite Sundays of the year. The Sunday school will be presenting their annual pageant and this year it is a Christmas Alphabet. Come and see if you can figure out what each letter stands for in the Christmas story. And don’t forget to bring your White gifts, Mitten Tree items and non perishable food for St. Columba House (see the list of items needed below). We will also decorate the Sanctuary Christmas tree and have a Pot Luck Lunch afterwards. So that means bringing a dish to share with everyone.


See you on Sunday.



Items needed for St. Columba House are: non-perishable food items, toiletries, art supplies, hats, gloves, mittens, and adult socks. They are also in need of small gift items for their Christmas party, such as: mugs, small toiletries, and Christmas chocolates and sweets.