Entries by Beacon

Feb-11-2018: Beacon Retrospective

Rev. Debra Thorne and Beacon Members Today we celebrate Beacon’s 35th Anniversary by remembering Beacon iniatives that changed lives across the world and across the years. Stories from a transformational experience in the youth group; to the Bed and Breakfast program that started the Building Fund; from the homelessness initiative that started the POCO Food […]

Feb-4-2018: As Individuals in an Interrelated World

As Individuals in an Interrelated World Lay Chaplain: Marilyn Medén Marilyn Medén looks to the future: The end of war? An interrelated world? Sure. Let’s start with ourselves. Try things out. Practise peace. Let peace begin with us! “When people act for selfless ends, there is vast augmentation of their individual capacities. Something wonderful, something […]

Jan-28-2018: A Quiet Risk: Living an Undivided Life

Special Guests: Kimiko Karpoff and Rachel Yordy Service Leader: Janet Pivnick Showing up as ourselves, daring to live authentically, aligning our public selves with our inner life are risks that the soul takes moment by moment, without fanfare or notice. Circle of Trust approaches, based on the work of Parker Palmer, provide an opportunity to […]

Jan-14-2018: When All of Life is a Risk

Note: Volume of recording increases at 1 minute 42 seconds. Apologies for the poor sound quality of this recording. Special Guests: Fazineh Keita & Ava Vanderstarren Fazineh Keita grew up in Sierra Leone during the country’s civil war. As a former child soldier, Fazineh is using his experience to bring awareness to the realities of […]