UPC Welcomes the Celebration Presbyterian Church

We are pleased to announce that the UPC has entered into a rental agreement with the Celebration Presbyterian Church. The Celebration congregation will be worshiping in the UPC church building once UPC decides to reopen the church. Celebration Presbyterian Church Markham is a Canadian-Asian congregation within the Presbyterian Church of Canada, and is a member …

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North York Tragedy

On Monday, April 23 I had arranged to work from home due to construction starting in my apartment, which is directly across from Mel Lastman Square.  My youngest son came to help me when the contractor didn’t show up. About 1:30 pm my son heard emergency vehicle sirens.  I told him that was normal – …

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Banana Bread

This story took place about 13 years ago.  The mother of our then music director, Jean Hicks, had passed away.  I decided that I would bake a banana loaf and drop it off to Jean and her family. When I went to deliver it, I rang the bell there was no answer – I rang …

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Share a Meal with the Homeless

The dirty, smelly tiny 3 year old girl sat at the table with tears trickling down her face looking at the banana in the middle of the table.  The banana had been put there for dessert – the rest of the meal was still on the stove.  The tiny child, sitting on a plastic bowl …

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Emotional Memory and Alzheimer’s

I had an aunt, Aunt Ruth who developed Alzheimer’s in the last few years of her life. She lived at Amica Retirement home before she died about 8 years ago in her 85th year. I used to visit her regularly and take her for tea where we would have great conversations but of course because …

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Power of Prayer

Dan’s story on the power of prayer, “Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name.” When we pray we show faith as Christians.  We are taught to pray for our family, friends, ourselves, strangers, even our enemies. My first heart attack in August 2013 was sudden.  I didn’t have time to pray.  I was rushed …

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