West Hill Podcast

Listen to meditations, prayers, readings & music that reflect life in a progressive Christian community of faith. These podcasts are made possible by the generous support of our listeners.

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT OUR PODCASTS:  After 25 years of service, our wireless sound system needs to be replaced. To ensure that we can provide a quality recording to share with others, this system -- like the previous one -- must be of professional quality. Systems of this quality can range from $500-$600.  Can you help us out with a donation?  If you value hearing Gretta's and others' wonderful perspectives, clearly and without distortion, this would be a great way to show your financial support! You can send your donations to West Hill United Church with a notation "for a speaker system".  Or click on the Canada Helps button to the right and note "for speaker system".


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February 24, 2013

Gretta reflects on The Life of Pi.  Watch the movie trailer:


Then listen to the podcast.

February 24, 2013 podcast


February 24, 2013

Gretta's focused moment for February 24, 2013.

Focused moment February 24, 2013


February 17, 2013

Gretta's perspective on Amour

Watch the movie trailer

Then listen to the podcast.

February 17, 2013 podcast


February 17, 2013

Gretta's focused moment, reflecting on the movie Amour.

Focused moment February 17, 2013


February 10, 2013

Gretta explores Argo through the lens of communication. 

First, watch the trailer

And the One Billion Rising video, Break the Chain, from Eve Ensler's Vday.org

Then listen to the West Hill podcast.

February 10, 2013 podcast


January 27, 2013

Gretta explores the themes of Sliver Linings Playbook.

Watch the trailer:

Then listen to the West Hill podcast



January 27, 2013 podcast


January 20, 2013

Gretta takes a look at Les Miserable as part of her ongoing series on the 2013 Oscar nominees.  Through the overall context of communication, she explores how the absence of meaningful dialogue can lead to misery and revolution, both then and now.

Below are the two photos that Gretta refers to during her discussion and the movie trailer for Les Miserables.








January 20, 2013 PODCAST


Focused Moment for January 13, 2013

Gretta's inspiration for this reflection was these words by Hannah Arendt describing her friend, German philosopher Karl Jaspers: "Jaspers exemplified in himself, as it were, a fusion of freedom, reason, and communication." 
This focusing moment is the product of that inspiration.  For more see www.grettavosper.ca


Focused Moment January 13, 2013


January 13, 2013

Today, Gretta highlighted how the idea of "sermon" morphed into "meditation", at West Hill. It was a term coined by a previous minister, Bruce Sanguin.  

Gretta offered a new term, which we're going to test drive: "perspective". She noted that this meditation/sermon is her perspective and it is only a jumping off point for a wider conversation.

This is her perspective for January 13, 2013.

January 13, 2013 PODCAST


January 6, 2013