Words of Welcome

Doug Ferris is a writer, speaker, and worship service leader who seeks to share the riches of a life of faith through word, ceremony, and music.

Writer

Doug Ferris writes and presents Sunday morning messages of faith, hope, and love drawn from forty years of biblical and ethical study in seminary and beyond.

As a writer, teacher, and faith leader, Doug Ferris draws deeply from the eternal truths of biblical literature and shares well grounded messages of real hope, spiritual faith, and eternal love within the context of our complex and changing world.

Doug Ferris also writes humorous articles, reflective poetry, and literary essays that speak to the the funny foibles we all face in life, the deeper truths of human experience, and the eternal bond of love felt by people of all faiths in every place and across time.

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Speaker, Worship Leader, and Presider

Beyond the world of the webpage, Doug Ferris is available in ministry as an approved Sunday service worship leader for Christian faith communities and church services.

As well, Doug Ferris is an experienced service leader and ceremony presider for public dedications and civic ceremonies, or as a leader for private celebrations of life, funerals, Committals dedications, and thanksgiving ceremonies.

As a Candidate for Ordination with the United Church of Canada, Doug Ferris understands that expressions of faith are deeply personal and uniquely expressed both within and beyond the conventions of established faith traditions.

Serving Unique Understandings of Faith

Recognizing that everyone experiences the Sacred from a unique point of view, Doug Ferris works with you to design funerals, memorials or ceremonies that meet your faith, your celebratory needs, and your community’s unique identity.

Thank you so much for visiting dougferris.ca. May the love of God and the peace of the Spirit surround you, support you and fill you like wind for the birds of the air and water for the fish of the sea. Grace and peace, Doug Ferris

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Oh, and one more thing: please take a moment to leave a comment, sign the guest book, or click ‘follow’ so that we here at dougferris.ca can celebrate your visit and welcome you back in the future.

And please, share your appreciation for the oasis you discovered here with other thirsty souls who, like you, seek the water that pours from the rock.

May the riches of God’s blessing and the peace of God’s spirit refresh you, today and all days.

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Affirming Ministry

Doug Ferris and dougferris.ca affirm the full inclusion and participation of people of all sexual orientations, 2SLGBTQIA+, and gender identities in the life and work of the Christian faith, the church, and its ministries.

All are welcome here. Doug Ferris and dougferris.ca commit to living into full communion with all who are called by the Spirit.