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Hello dear siblings in Christ at Lynn Valley United Church.  I look forward to joining you on November 7th to celebrate the covenant between yourselves, the PMRC, and Rev. Franklyn James. Franklyn and I met at his covenanting service in Enderby, and I have deeply appreciated our friendship ever since.

I was ordained in 1987 and have served the church in northern Alberta and in the Kamloops-Okanagan and Cariboo Presbytery for over 30 years. Retiring a few years ago, gave me an opportunity to spend more time making music with my husband Jim McConnell, and writing a book of worship resources and music called, “Cup of Wine and a Piece of Bread.”

As well as a passion for honest and creative worship, I serve as co-chair of the local ecumenical KAIROS group and team up with others around climate concerns, reconciliation, and Palestinian rights.

Blessings on your ministry together,
Rev. Juanita Austin

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