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Shining Waters Sermon Project

The Shining Waters Sermon Project features students from within the Region who have recorded sermons and scripture readings for communities of faith within Shining Waters Regional Council to utilize as they wish. These video recordings are produced in the hope that churches will engage a diversity of voices within their communities on Sundays when ministry personnel are in need of time to be with their community in different ways. The topics discussed in the various videos include anti-racism, mental health, queer theology and communal responsibility. Shining Waters Regional Council has paid the pulpit supply for each speaker. We encourage communities of faith who utilize these videos to make a donation to Mission and Service. 


Kaitlyn Ostrander

“It’s Okay to not be Okay”
by Kaitlyn Ostrander

Scripture: Joshua 1: 1-9

Eliana Ku

“The Holy Spirit for the Unwelcomed”
by Eliana Ku

Scripture: Genesis 19: 1- 11, Psalm 137: 1-3, Romans 8:26

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“Thoughts and Prayers”
by Dr. Vivia Kay Kieswetter

Scripture: James 2: 17-26

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“A Reflection on Leviticus 25″
by Laura Gallagher-Doucette

Scripture: Leviticus 25

To receive the link for any of these sermons, please fill out this request form:

Please include the location of your community of faith (i.e. Trinity UC, Malton)


If you have any questions please contact:



Minister, Justice and Faith Formation

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6773
Email: jdale@united-church.ca 

Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council and Canadian Shield Regional Council

Location: Teleworks and works in the Guthrie office

Role: Jeffrey encourages and connects communities of faith with matters of faith and justice and the regional council in youth and young adult ministry and matters of faith formation and liaises with the General Council in this regard.

Contact Jeffrey about: Affirming Ministry; Camping Ministries; Faith Formation; Guaranteed Income; Harm Reduction; Homelessness; Poverty; Social and Eco-justice; Worship and Music; Youth and Young Adult Ministry, United Church Women (UCW)