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Sun. 16 Jun, 2019 - Sat. 22 Jun, 2019

Sun. 16 Jun, 2019

Making It Up as We Go Along (Sun. 16 Jun, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

So much of life is improvisation. And, yet, we can often so harshly judge ourselves and others when things go awry or are less than perfect. What if we were to shift our understanding to better appreciate that most of us, most of the time, are simply making it up as we go along? That will be the question at the heart of my sermon this week. The Resident Musicians will sing a wonderful setting by our own Danny Fong of "You've Got a Friend".

As I prepare to begin my summer break on Monday, with a mix of vacation and study time, I am happy to share that Curtis Murphy will be returning to serve as our Summer Minister for the next two months. Curtis was our Intern Minister in 2014-15 and has twice served the congregation as Summer Minister. Curtis is nearing the end of his preparation for UU ministry and is currently providing spiritual care in a hospice setting in Hamilton, where he lives with his partner Rev. Carly Gaylor and their young son Darragh. In addition to preaching several times over the coming months, Curtis will be available to respond to any pastoral care needs, along with our team of Lay Pastors. It comforts me to know the congregation is in such good hands.

May each of us this summer find moments to deepen our connection with life and all that we love. May these warmer months renew our spirits in every way. (And remember to gather water from some place meaningful this summer to share in our Water Communion Service on September 8th.)

If I don't see you this Sunday, I'll look forward to seeing you again in mid-August.

In faith and love,
Shawn

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Women Journeying Together (Sun. 16 Jun, 2019 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm)

Join other women on the 3rd Sunday of every month in Room 304 to explore the Journey theme in a discussion format, and support each other on life's journey. New participants are welcome.

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Mon. 17 Jun, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 18 Jun, 2019

Our Pagan Grove: Summer Solstice (Tue. 18 Jun, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Circle with Our Pagan Grove to welcome the Summer Solstice.

We meet in the Boardroom on the third Tuesday of every month, arriving about 7:15 PM for a 7:30 ritual start.

We are an eclectic, egalitarian group dedicated to exploring Paganism in a Wiccan context and participating in a practical, experimental and experiential way. We are a small group emphasizing trust, intimacy and respect, encouraging members to contribute and participate in our rituals.

Through casting circle, chanting, singing, dancing, drumming, meditation and merry-making, we create sacred space and raise energy and awareness, Each individual adds to the group dynamic.

All are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments and snacks to share (if you wish).

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We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 18 Jun, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

We Agnostics is a program like Alcoholics Anonynmous in which participants are not asked to believe in anything except that recovery is possible.

Wed. 19 Jun, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 20 Jun, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 21 Jun, 2019

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Sat. 22 Jun, 2019

Traditional Pow Wow (Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

First is a community co-sponsor of the Traditional Pow Wow at Fort York with NaMeRes on Saturday June 22nd from noon to sundown. On the preceding Saturday there is a free Indigenous art show too.

This is the fifth year that First is a community co-sponsor to this family friendly event (pets are not allowed, nor is running across the central ceremonial dance space). There is a huge elder tent for bad weather & infants too. The many craft and food vendors are a delight, besides all the dancing. The entire event has a nice spiritual feel to it.

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