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Richard Bott
Works at United Church of Canada
Attended Marathon Public School
Lives in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
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Thanks, Honey Maid. This Sunday the church I'm part of will be celebrating Family Sunday. As part of our exploration time, we'll be talking about "what makes family family?" We'll be sharing the videos in your "Wholesome," stream as part of our celebration of family. All of them.
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+Hazel Kaye Yeah, I get that. There are a lot of folks who seem to turn Jesus' messages of "Love God, love your neighbour as you love yourself," and "the kingdom of God is here" turned on its head in a way that doesn't strike me as particularly loving.

If you do find yourself in need of a supportive community - whether or not you are religious or Christian-type religious - check out the United Church of Christ congregation in your area. (If you're in the US. Up here in Canada, one might want to check out a United Church of Canada congregation.) Many of them are welcoming and Affirming.

And you are important. Simply because you're you (and in my churchy language - a beloved child of God.)
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I'm having problems using g+, because I tend to use tweetdeck for my social media, and it doesn't have a g+ option.
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But G+ DOES work with Hootsuite! (Pro accounts anyway). And Hootsuite is homegrown :)
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+Leonard Sweet Thank you for your words on thenines this morning. What I needed to hear.
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If you received a letter about file-sharing - please read this before doing anything about it.
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I can definitely relate - I often wonder who I might have been if different decisions had been made by me (or, in my earlier years, by my parents). No regrets - just curiousity!
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Great explanation, Stephanie.
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Thanks Richard! :)
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Thinking of a service coming up and wanting to use the version of R. Kelly's "Gotham City" that was on the "Batman and Robin" soundtrack.

Do these lyrics speak to you of "and justice shall flow like waters...":

I'm lookin over the skyline of the city
How loud, quiet nights in the mist of crime
How next door to happiness lives sorrow
And signals of solution in the sky

Refrain:
A city of justice, a city of love
A city of peace, for everyone of us
We all need it, can't live without it
Gotham City, oh, yeah

How sleeping awake because of fear (ohh, yeah)
How children are drowning in their tears
How we need a place where we can go
A land where everyone will have a hero (even me)
Refrain

Yet in the middle of stormy weather
We won't stumble and we won't fall
I know a place that all of us shelter
Refrain
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I love that song!!!
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Using this video as part of our celebration of World Communion during this Season of Creation, this morning.
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This video makes me want to go help cole!
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Needed to read this today.
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This. Is. People.
A group of construction workers, students and other bystanders turned into a ragtag team of first responders to save the life of a motorcyclist trapped underneath a burning car in Logan, Utah.
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  • United Church of Canada
    Minister, 1994 - present
  • St. Andrew's Haney United Church
    Minister, 2006 - present
  • Trinity United Church, Kirkland Lake
    Minister, 1994 - 1999
  • St. Marys United Church
    Minister, 1999 - 2006
  • Richard Bott Consulting
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Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
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Marathon, Ontario, Canada - Marathon, Ontario - Terrace Bay, Ontario - Ottawa, Ontario - Kingston, Ontario - Kirkland Lake, Ontario - Iroquois Falls, Ontario - St. Marys, Ontario - Maple Ridge, British Columbia
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A partner, a dad, a writer, a minister and a friend. Self-definition in 11 words.
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I am who I am... and I'm having a wonderful time finding out who that might be.

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Education
  • Marathon Public School
    1973 - 1982
  • Marathon High School
    1982 - 1987
  • Laurentienne University
    French Immersion, 1986 - 1986
  • University of Ottawa
    Sociology / Women's Studies, 1987 - 1990
  • Queen's University at Kingston
    Master of Theology, 1990 - 1994
  • Queen's Theological College
    Stewardship Studies, 2000 - 2003
  • Ashland Theological Seminary
    2000 - 2003
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