Small Groups & Ongoing Programs
Wanted: Your ideas for Programs at First
Do you have a spiritual practice that you could teach to others? Do you have an idea for how we could put our beliefs into action?
Do you know a way that people could get together as a group of Unitarians?
Our programs and small groups provide ways to nurture your spiritual growth, to find community, and to actively participate in the varied programs we offer. Learn more about our other courses and programs.
We welcome all, members, friends and visitors, to engage in all of our programs. Come and learn, explore, and experience the many groups and activities here at First.
Read the complete Adult Program Guide for Spring 2013.
It contains information about these small groups:
|Small Group||Particulars (more information is available in the Adult Program Guide)|
|Book Group||Third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 to 3 pm
April 17 - "Half-Blood Blues" by Esi Edugyan
May 15 - "What is America?" by Ronald Wright
June 19 - "Leaving Alexandria – A Memoir of Faith and Doubt" by Richard Holloway
|Bridge Group||Tuesday afternoons at 1:15|
|Choir at First - Let’s Sing!||Rehearsals most Thursdays at 7 to 9 pm; Performances three Sundays each month|
|Conversational French||Fridays at 1 to 3 pm; Starts May 24, runs until the end of June|
|Exploring the Christian Tradition from a UU Perspective||Third Sunday of the month in members' homes|
|Issues and Ideas: Mini Book Talks||First Sunday of the month at 12:15 to 1:30 pm|
|Jewish Awareness Group||Meets for holiday celebrations and other events|
|Living in Spirit - High Park Group||Every second Tuesday at 7 to 9 pm in members’ homes|
|Living in Spirit - Midtown Group||Every second Wednesday ay 7 to 9 pm|
|Men’s Group||Second Saturday of the month at10 am to noon|
|Neighbourhood North-East Group||Varies; Meets in members’ homes|
|Neighbourhood East Group||Varies; Meets in members’ homes|
|Our Pagan Grove||Third Tuesday of the month at 7 to 9:30 pm (meeting starts at 7:30)|
|Photography and Spirit||The first Saturday of the month at 10 am to 1 pm|
|Sacred Circle Dancing||Fridays, April 26, May 31 and June 28 at 7:30 to 9:30 pm; Suggested donation: $5 or pay-what-you-can.|
|We Agnostics - Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting||Tuesdays at 8 pm|
|Womyn Spirit||Meets for holiday celebrations, including Solstices and Equinoxes|
|Yoga||Mondays at 7 to 8 pm; Donation: $30 or pay-what-you-can for ten classes|
|Young Adult Group (18-35)||Varies|
As we become more and more competent in promoting our events and programs on Facebook, on our congregational website and via other electronic means, we attract liability to the members who serve on our Board of Directors were there ever to be action on a copyright infringement.
Out of consideration for our Board, for the good name of First, and for those whose creative works we enjoy, our Program Convenor, Margo Holland has researched the subject and found that the community standard in UU and other faith communities is to become mindful of what is considered "fair use" in all aspects of using creative work in congregations such as music, poetry, stories et cetera. We have purchased a blanket license which allows us to show videos from a variety of popular studios without straying into copyright infringement.
If the film you are showing in your programs for children, youth or adults is not an NFB film or a film which comes with limited public performance rights, you should check which studio produced the film, and verify whether that studio is on that list of studios.