Pastor’s Letter for September

We will soon celebrate Thanksgiving for the abundance of gifts we have received yet I am conscious that, for many in the north and around the world, this past year has been very difficult. Major storms, terrible violence, loved ones lost on the land. Yet we remain grateful for God’s grace which is often unseen but continues to sustain us none-the-less through those most difficult times. Continue reading Pastor’s Letter for September

Nature and the Arts in the Arctic

Nature and the Arts in the Arctic

Summer is now at its peak in the western Canadian Arctic. Around Inuvik the greenery is lush and the ditches and open areas of the delta are painted with the brilliant fuchsia of Fireweed and the crimson of Paintbrush. Fluffy white blossoms of Arctic Cotton fill the low lying wet areas and little blue and pink blossoms cover the tundra as far as the eye can see. It would take a master painter to conjure a palette with such an endless variety of color. Continue reading Nature and the Arts in the Arctic