Our Minister

Rev. Rob Smith

Rob came to us from Prince George, BC where he was the minister at Knox United Church for seven and a half years. While serving the people at Knox, Rob was involved as a chaplain at the University of Northern British Columbia and as a member of the Ethics Committee of the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia. He also served as secretary of the Prince George Ministerial Association. He is the past chair of Cariboo Presbytery and a member of the BC Conference Executive. He has helped create a lay training program for Cariboo Presbytery. In his spare time Rob likes to hike, mountain bike, read murder mysteries and do yoga. He also learned to square dance in Prince George.

Since 1985 Rob has served the church in many diverse locations from Yorkdale in the heart of Toronto, to Madera in the San Joaquin Valley in California, to the First Nations village of Bella Coola on the central coast of British Columbia. He has also been a social worker and a retail sales manager.

Rob shares his life with two cats; Rusty and Yoda. His mom lives at Glacier Ridge and his brother lives in Tobermory.

Rob is passionate about finding ways to keep the story of our faith alive for the next generations and making a positive difference in our world.

Sermons:  (right-click for options)

2018

October 21, 2018 – Job 38.1-7, 31-41

October 14, 2018 – Mark 10.17-31

October 7, 2018 – Mark 10.13-16

September 23. 2018 – Psalm 19

September 16, 2018 – Hallelujah Anyway

September 9, 2018 – Mark 10.41-45

August 26, 2018 – Ephesians 6.10-20 Put on Your Dancing Shoes

August 19, 2018 Ephesians 5.15-20 The Road from Anger to Forgiveness Is Paved with Curiosity, Gratitude, and Bread

August 12, 2018 Ephesians 4.25-5.2 Christopher Robin

August 5, 2018 – Ephesians 4.1-16 You Are My Lighthouse

July 29, 2018 John 6.16-21 A Year of Living with Curiosity and Gratitude

EARLIER

2016

Dec 11 Isaiah 35.1-10

Dec 4. Isaiah 11.1-10

nov-27-the-dance-of-hope

november-20-just-what-kind-of-king-is-this

november-13-findng-our-voice

nov-6-be-courageous

oct-30-an-awesome-privilege

oct-23-it-takes-a-village

oct-16-the-hound-of-heaven

oct-2-we-are-not-alone

sep-18-one-who-could-calm-the-angry-sea

sep-11-fearfully-and-wonderfully-made

september-4-listening-to-the-wisdom-of-the-oceans

2017

January 8, 2017 – Matthew 3.13-17

January 15, 2017 – John 1.29-42

February 5, 2017 – Matthew 5.13-20

February 12, Together We Are Strong

February 19, 2017m- A Fresh, Ripe Peach

February 26, 2017n- Transfigured by Mystery

LENT

March 5, 2017 – Leaning into the Wilderness

March 12, 2017 – Learning to Walk in the Dark