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Monday, October 22, 2018

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Simply Unitarian

Simply Unitarian Explore ways we can live our principles in our daily life through the practices of voluntary simplicity. We’ll discuss the shape and practice of simple living and how it resonates with Unitarianism. Wednesday, February 1, 7:00-9:00 pm with Fiona Heath. To register, contact Fiona This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakba0d90fe897a78564de6025bcbbb27f3').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyba0d90fe897a78564de6025bcbbb27f3 = 'FionaHeath' + '@'; addyba0d90fe897a78564de6025bcbbb27f3 = addyba0d90fe897a78564de6025bcbbb27f3 + 'FirstUnitarianToronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst:%20Simply%20Unitarian'; var addy_textba0d90fe897a78564de6025bcbbb27f3 = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloakba0d90fe897a78564de6025bcbbb27f3').innerHTML += ''+addy_textba0d90fe897a78564de6025bcbbb27f3+''; .
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Honour the Light: Spiritual Practices for Unitarians

Honour the Light: Spiritual Practices for Unitarians   The Rev. Ray Drennan calls for Unitarians to be reverentially engaged with the world. In this course we will explore how regular spiritual practice can contribute to a sense of reverential engagement. Together we will sample and explore spiritual practices such as contemplation, prayer, meditation, journaling and more. We’ll consider how spiritual disciplines can help us develop as people of the chalice.   Tuesdays, February 7 to 28, 7:00-9:00 pm. To register, contact Fiona This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakfac17991b5526239a0461f34b648d242').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyfac17991b5526239a0461f34b648d242 = 'FionaHeath' + '@'; addyfac17991b5526239a0461f34b648d242 = addyfac17991b5526239a0461f34b648d242 + 'FirstUnitarianToronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst:%20Honour%20the%20Light'; var addy_textfac17991b5526239a0461f34b648d242 = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloakfac17991b5526239a0461f34b648d242').innerHTML += ''+addy_textfac17991b5526239a0461f34b648d242+''; .
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Juggling

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 7:00 pm
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Living In Spirit

Wednesday, February 08, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mid-Winter Retreat

Mark your calendars now! Save February 10, 11, & 12, 2012 for our annual Midwinter Retreat - a very special weekend for UUs and friends. On our theme of "CONTEMPLATING OUR ESSENTIAL NATURE," you will hear from a number of people who will share what is essential to them. Our Keynote Speaker is Ken Hoyle from First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo. He will share the tranquility he has found through the "Ancient Art of Stoic Joy". Ed Bennett (also from Waterloo) and The Gospel Refugees will demonstrate how music can feed the soul, and Mark Morrison-Reed will explore racism and diversity in UUism. A labyrinth will be available Saturday and Sunday for those who wish to be in a quiet space to consider what they have experienced, and an outdoor walk or two for those who find sustenance from nature. Be sure to pick up a brochure in the narthex, and visit our MIDWINTER RETREAT table in Workman Hall after service in December. Sign up before December 18 to receive the special early bird discount.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Every Day until February 12, 2012

Mid-Winter Retreat

Mark your calendars now! Save February 10, 11, & 12, 2012 for our annual Midwinter Retreat - a very special weekend for UUs and friends. On our theme of "CONTEMPLATING OUR ESSENTIAL NATURE," you will hear from a number of people who will share what is essential to them. Our Keynote Speaker is Ken Hoyle from First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo. He will share the tranquility he has found through the "Ancient Art of Stoic Joy". Ed Bennett (also from Waterloo) and The Gospel Refugees will demonstrate how music can feed the soul, and Mark Morrison-Reed will explore racism and diversity in UUism. A labyrinth will be available Saturday and Sunday for those who wish to be in a quiet space to consider what they have experienced, and an outdoor walk or two for those who find sustenance from nature. Be sure to pick up a brochure in the narthex, and visit our MIDWINTER RETREAT table in Workman Hall after service in December. Sign up before December 18 to receive the special early bird discount.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Every Day until February 12, 2012

Mid-Winter Retreat

Mark your calendars now! Save February 10, 11, & 12, 2012 for our annual Midwinter Retreat - a very special weekend for UUs and friends. On our theme of "CONTEMPLATING OUR ESSENTIAL NATURE," you will hear from a number of people who will share what is essential to them. Our Keynote Speaker is Ken Hoyle from First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo. He will share the tranquility he has found through the "Ancient Art of Stoic Joy". Ed Bennett (also from Waterloo) and The Gospel Refugees will demonstrate how music can feed the soul, and Mark Morrison-Reed will explore racism and diversity in UUism. A labyrinth will be available Saturday and Sunday for those who wish to be in a quiet space to consider what they have experienced, and an outdoor walk or two for those who find sustenance from nature. Be sure to pick up a brochure in the narthex, and visit our MIDWINTER RETREAT table in Workman Hall after service in December. Sign up before December 18 to receive the special early bird discount.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Every Day until February 12, 2012

Cakes For The Queen Of Heaven

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven – Part II “On the Threshold” is a series of 7 workshops in feminist thealogy. This woman-honouring, adult UU religious program examines how women’s lives would be different if, when growing up, the divine had been imaged as female.   Come join us. Together we’ll take a journey into the past to reclaim the stories of powerful women in ancient Judaism and early Christianity. We’ll look at the global silencing and brutalization of women that accompanied the rise of patriarchal religion and society. We will celebrate the exciting new world-view and thealogy that has emerged in our time, and explore the personal and social changes they may suggest.   Mondays, January 9, 16, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 5 from 6:45-9:30 pm.   Registration cost - $30 (Sliding scale available. Please make cheques payable to First Unitarian)   Facilitators: Debbie Kirkland and Patricia Klein. For full course description and to register please contact Debbie Kirkland at 416-275-8359 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak178de906b1c23fbb65d746e741f8733d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy178de906b1c23fbb65d746e741f8733d = 'CakesForTheQueenOfHeaven' + '@'; addy178de906b1c23fbb65d746e741f8733d = addy178de906b1c23fbb65d746e741f8733d + 'FirstUnitarianToronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst:%20Cakes'; var addy_text178de906b1c23fbb65d746e741f8733d = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloak178de906b1c23fbb65d746e741f8733d').innerHTML += ''+addy_text178de906b1c23fbb65d746e741f8733d+''; .
Monday, February 13, 2012 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Every 2 Weeks until March 04, 2012

Honour The Light

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until March 02, 2012

Honour The Light

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until March 02, 2012

Living In Spirit

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:00 pm
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Cakes For The Queen Of Heaven

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven – Part II “On the Threshold” is a series of 7 workshops in feminist thealogy. This woman-honouring, adult UU religious program examines how women’s lives would be different if, when growing up, the divine had been imaged as female.   Come join us. Together we’ll take a journey into the past to reclaim the stories of powerful women in ancient Judaism and early Christianity. We’ll look at the global silencing and brutalization of women that accompanied the rise of patriarchal religion and society. We will celebrate the exciting new world-view and thealogy that has emerged in our time, and explore the personal and social changes they may suggest.   Mondays, January 9, 16, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 5 from 6:45-9:30 pm.   Registration cost - $30 (Sliding scale available. Please make cheques payable to First Unitarian)   Facilitators: Debbie Kirkland and Patricia Klein. For full course description and to register please contact Debbie Kirkland at 416-275-8359 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak1e97c407212456aa60078ae92d6244d8').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy1e97c407212456aa60078ae92d6244d8 = 'CakesForTheQueenOfHeaven' + '@'; addy1e97c407212456aa60078ae92d6244d8 = addy1e97c407212456aa60078ae92d6244d8 + 'FirstUnitarianToronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst:%20Cakes'; var addy_text1e97c407212456aa60078ae92d6244d8 = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloak1e97c407212456aa60078ae92d6244d8').innerHTML += ''+addy_text1e97c407212456aa60078ae92d6244d8+''; .
Monday, February 27, 2012 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Every 2 Weeks until March 04, 2012

Honour The Light

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until March 02, 2012

Jewish Awareness Group - Movie Night

Jewish Awareness Group - Movie Night Everyone is invited to Nora’s Will (Cinco Dias sin Nora), a wonderful movie from Mexico. An aging atheist faces his ex-wife’s Passover demise in this wry, loving portrait of life and death in Mexico City. This film nght is sponsored by the Jewish Awareness Group at Toronto First. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. If you would like more information about the movie, contact Allan or Merrilee Brand at 416-690-3242.
Friday, March 02, 2012 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Our stained glass windows

“Radiance, Reflection, Revelation” - Our stained glass windows   “Radiance, Reflection, Revelation” is the theme of the stained glass windows of our tower, and the title of a talk by Sarah Hall, the renowned glass artist who created them in 1993.   Sarah will speak to us about her sources of inspiration for glass that evokes the presence of the sacred, and her range of techniques - sandblasting, painting, screen printing, glass mosaic, airbrushing, fusing and embedded solar panels.   Her studio’s solar projects are the first installations of their kind in North America - a bold innovation for the 21st century. Her work has been commissioned by embassies, museums, public buildings, parks and sacred spaces throughout North America and internationally.   Sarah’s work can be seen at www.SarahHallStudio.com.
Sunday, March 04, 2012 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Living In Spirit

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 7:00 pm
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Active Democracy workshop

Active Democracy Workshop   The Canadian Unitarian Council's Active Democracy Study Group (ADSG) is undertaking a national conversation on democratic processes in the CUC. Between now and March 11, 2012, the Study Group encourages congregations and other stakeholder groups (including youth, young adults, religious education professionals and ministers) to participate in the conversation.   Join us for this workshop to prepare your personal response and our congregation's response to this initiative.   The ADSG will compile the results and make recommendations in their report to the CUC Annual Meeting in Ottawa, May 18, 2012.   The Study Group has prepared discussion materials and a survey, available on the Active Democracy Study Group page on the CUC website, and has asked all congregations to hold a workshop on the topic. Some of the workshops have already been held and others are scheduled.   Individuals are also invited to review the study materials and complete the survey — or even just those parts which are of most interest to you.   The survey needs to be submitted by March 15, 2012.   If you have questions please e-mail the Active Democracy Study Group at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakb82241c5316fe6ac3318ac18ad4954c6').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb82241c5316fe6ac3318ac18ad4954c6 = 'activedemocracy' + '@'; addyb82241c5316fe6ac3318ac18ad4954c6 = addyb82241c5316fe6ac3318ac18ad4954c6 + 'cuc' + '.' + 'ca'; var addy_textb82241c5316fe6ac3318ac18ad4954c6 = 'activedemocracy' + '@' + 'cuc' + '.' + 'ca';document.getElementById('cloakb82241c5316fe6ac3318ac18ad4954c6').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb82241c5316fe6ac3318ac18ad4954c6+''; .   The workshop for First Unitarian is to be held at Shaw Hall on March 11 at 12:15 after the service.
Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Jesus Without Christianity

Jesus Without Christianity Mondays, April 16 – May 7, 7:00-9:30 pm with Rev. Shawn Newton Theodore Parker, the great Unitarian minister of the 19th century, said that he was more interested in the religion of Jesus than the religion about Jesus. Much effort has been made in the past two centuries to better understand what (little) we know of the historical, Jewish Jesus, apart from the Christians traditions that have developed over the past two millennia. This four-week workshop will endeavour to demonstrate how it is that Jesus became “Christ” and how his religious movement became Christianity. The text for the course will be Jesus for the Non-Religious by John Shelby Spong. Copies of the book will be available for sale in the Book Shop during coffee hour. There is no assigned reading for the first session, though participants are welcome to begin the book, if they wish. To register contact Shawn Newton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakd69e5df04795e309dd1dd700def0d4d7').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd69e5df04795e309dd1dd700def0d4d7 = 'ShawnNewton' + '@'; addyd69e5df04795e309dd1dd700def0d4d7 = addyd69e5df04795e309dd1dd700def0d4d7 + 'FirstUnitarianToronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst:%20Jesus%20Without%20Christianity'; var addy_textd69e5df04795e309dd1dd700def0d4d7 = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloakd69e5df04795e309dd1dd700def0d4d7').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd69e5df04795e309dd1dd700def0d4d7+''; .
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Every Week until May 07, 2012

Celebrating Mystery: Spirituality without Belief

Celebrating Mystery: Spirituality without Belief How do we celebrate being part of the mystery of the universe without a belief in God? What does it mean to be spiritual but not a believer? Drawing from writers such as Alain de Botton, Scott Russell Sanders, Chet Raymo, and Sharman Apt Russell, we will consider how Unitarian Universalism nourishes a sense of wonder through scientific knowledge and personal attentiveness. We will share conversation, stories and meditation. This class takes place on two non-consecutive Tuesday evenings. Tuesday April 17th and Tuesday May 1st 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to sign up for both evenings, but may attend only one. Please register with our intern minister Fiona Heath, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak60f7a9921e97232362d162158903d67b').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy60f7a9921e97232362d162158903d67b = 'FionaHeath' + '@'; addy60f7a9921e97232362d162158903d67b = addy60f7a9921e97232362d162158903d67b + 'FirstUnitarianToronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst:%20Celebrating%20Mystery'; var addy_text60f7a9921e97232362d162158903d67b = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloak60f7a9921e97232362d162158903d67b').innerHTML += ''+addy_text60f7a9921e97232362d162158903d67b+'';
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until April 24, 2012

Jesus Without Christianity

Jesus Without Christianity Mondays, April 16 – May 7, 7:00-9:30 pm with Rev. Shawn Newton Theodore Parker, the great Unitarian minister of the 19th century, said that he was more interested in the religion of Jesus than the religion about Jesus. Much effort has been made in the past two centuries to better understand what (little) we know of the historical, Jewish Jesus, apart from the Christians traditions that have developed over the past two millennia. This four-week workshop will endeavour to demonstrate how it is that Jesus became “Christ” and how his religious movement became Christianity. The text for the course will be Jesus for the Non-Religious by John Shelby Spong. Copies of the book will be available for sale in the Book Shop during coffee hour. There is no assigned reading for the first session, though participants are welcome to begin the book, if they wish. To register contact Shawn Newton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak90ad4106664b3d03f3c38ba04d6fbc02').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy90ad4106664b3d03f3c38ba04d6fbc02 = 'ShawnNewton' + '@'; addy90ad4106664b3d03f3c38ba04d6fbc02 = addy90ad4106664b3d03f3c38ba04d6fbc02 + 'FirstUnitarianToronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst:%20Jesus%20Without%20Christianity'; var addy_text90ad4106664b3d03f3c38ba04d6fbc02 = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloak90ad4106664b3d03f3c38ba04d6fbc02').innerHTML += ''+addy_text90ad4106664b3d03f3c38ba04d6fbc02+''; .
Monday, April 23, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Every Week until May 07, 2012

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