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Carol-Ann Chapman began serving Nobleton and Schomberg congregations in February 2017. She completed her Master of Divinity degree at Emmanuel College in May. She began her career as an Early Childhood Educator for the Region of Peel and went on to provide private daycare and support for children with Autism. She also spent several years employed as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at an Anglican church where she participated on the board and in several committees. As a “mature” student she continued her academic journey by completing a certificate in Child Abuse Studies, a Diploma in Social Work and her BA in Social Development Studies. She began feeling a strong call to ordained ministry in 2001 and through many twists and turns came to us as Nobleton and Schomberg’s appointed minister. She anticipates ordination with the United Church of Canada in May 2018.

A Message from Our Minister

Happy New Year!

On Sunday January 7 we focused on the idea that the darkness of day is always followed by the light. That evening Oprah Winfrey spoke the following during a speech at the Golden Globe Awards.

“I've interviewed and portrayed people who've withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.”

January can sometimes be a reality check for us. Christmas can be a time for us to forget about our worries and focus on the festivities, but the fun ends, the bills come in, the chores still need to be done, and the work of life continues.  All of us experience dark times in our lives, and some times are darker than others, but there is always hope for you to experience the light of the morning.

Being a part of a church family means you have the opportunity to lean on each other during the dark times and offer light to those who need it. Church can be a place where you can understand that the love of God is with you in all circumstances. It can be a place to help you maintain hope.

I continue to pray that whatever darkness you may be experiencing in your life, that you will live in the hope of the light… and that somehow you find ways to spread that light onto others, so that they too have the hope of the light that is God.

No matter who you are or what you believe (or what you don’t), please feel free to contact me if you’d like to chat.

God Bless You.