A New Creed

We are not alone, we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating,  who has come in Jesus the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation,  to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.

  

 

Welcome to the website of John Lee

You are so beautiful!

 

The breath of God, that was hovering over the waters in the beginning of God's creation, makes all things beautiful. Therefore the season of Pentecost is the time that we make all God's creation look better. This is our humble confession that it is not we, but God already made all things differently and yet beatiful.

 

Pentecost is one of the three great Christian festival with Christmas and Easter. The Holy Spirit is the breath of God and it is the power of harmony that creates all things into new life. The Day of Pentecost is the beginning of the church and it is an ongoing renewal of our faith for new life.

 

My scriptural reference for the church's nurturing and growth is found in the parable of the kingdom of heaven in Matthew's Gospel:"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."

 

The key word in this passage is "make nests" through the work of the Holy Spirit. Without it, this parable does not have any meaning. This is where we find the fruits of Easter hope and how we live with the Holy Spirit, the life-giving Spirit of the Creator. I hope we encounter Christ's passion for justice and share the stories of joys and sorrows that we have experienced.

 

In our sharing we will know that we are not alone: God is with us and we are together the body of Christ. We, the peacemakers, will begin the celebration of Holy Week at each of our places and we continue to walk with Christ hand in hand with our friends who strive to be the salt and light of the world at the every corner of the global village.

  

This website is to share stories to test out my thoughts, beliefs and visions. I invite you  to begin your touring and to share ideas about the shape of church present and future.

 

Peace,

 

 

Rev. John Lee

Minister, Dentonia Park United Church

 

 

 

DPUC Intercultural YAYA Ministry

How does the issue of empire and racial power manifest itself in the United Church? I would like to

DPUC Intercultural YAYA Ministry Brochure

 

Empire and Racial Power

How does the issue of empire and racial power manifest itself in the United Church? I would like to share...

 

 

  

 

From Multicultural Ministry to Intercultural Ministry

How much does the Church realize the impact of globalization and the mass media on cultural life?

 

Future of Our Church

Power point presentation about the future of our Church.

 

New Wine in a New Wineskin:

Hopeful vision on the Future of The United Church of Canada

World is changing with drastic speed that can be describe in so called "hockey stic curve"....

 

 

               Other websites by John Lee                

 

dpuc.org

The website of Dentonia Park United Church.

 

uccpeople.com

A story sharing space for the people of The United Church of Canada.

 

imuha.com

A website for peacemakers.

 

HuRAC.org

Human Rights Advocate Commission for global network. Website under construction.

 

 

 

 This site is prepared by the Rev. John Young-Jung Lee,

a minister of The United Church of Canada

with volunteers who are committed in the works

of Peace and Justice in our global village 

Volunteers are wecome. Please contact John Lee at johnleeucc@sympatico.ca

 

Acknowledgement:

Web planning team: Marion Current, Hannah Lee

Technical support & web designer: David Nam-Joong Kim

 Art design team: Raymond NamKi Jung, Johnny Jong Hyun Jeong

Updated March 20, 2006

(c) Copyright 2005, Music by Hwa Jung Lee