Belonging: Caring for Each Other

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.


This Sunday, we continue our series on “Belonging” by reflecting on how we care for one another as a community.


First Unitarian Congregation is no small group! With over 300 members, and just as many people (likely more) engaged with us occasionally or online, our circles of care intertwine throughout our community and well beyond our doors.


At First, we provide care in many important ways. Our ministers and spiritual care teams provide direct pastoral care. As a community, we intentionally strive to deepen in our ability to provide caring presence, through events such as the upcoming Spiritual Care Salon on Wednesday night (details below). Perhaps most importantly, we form relationships that allow us to be there for each other, when we need each other (and don’t we always).


Our Journey Groups are another important way that we care for one another. In these groups, we practice a form of listening based on Quaker “circles of trust,” using our monthly themes to guide our reflections. These small groups begin in mid-October and run through the end of May. Now's the time to register here.

As we grow in our ability to care for one another, we extend our circles of care to the whole world. Next Friday, Sept. 27th many of us will gather at Queen’s Park to march for climate justice, in the culminating event of a week of international climate action. We'll meet at the West Portico of the Legislative Assembly at 11:00 a.m. to march at noon.


I hope you’ll join me on Sunday, to deepen, grow and listen together…as we care for each other and our world.




View the Order of Service.