“Following Jesus and the call to Social Justice”
“Take Your Faith Outside” 
Guest preacher, Rev. Janice Young from Peninsula United Church, will be leading the final sermon in this sermon series. She will focus on Matthew 15:21-28, in which Jesus himself has his preconceptions (and even prejudices) corrected during an exchange with a Canaanite woman. Underneath this story of “racial profiling” is the tremendous healing power of God, which is available to all.
Children, aged 4 to 11, will be invited to consider how they can become “ordinary saints” in their own lives.
Rev. Janice Young has a passion for building better relationships with First Nations people. While serving as a United Church minister in Sechelt from 1998-2015 she had the opportunity to meet members of the Sechelt First Nation and help with beginning steps toward reconciliation in that community. In October 2019, Janice accompanied 10 members of Peninsula United Church on a day trip to Sechelt to learn about their ongoing reconciliation work. (See the Siyaya Reconciliation Movement on Facebook.) Janice also participated in planning for the churches’ involvement in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event held in Vancouver in 2013. She is delighted to share some of what she learned in those contexts and ponder how the church can be an active participant in Reconciliation in our community.