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Sun. 23 Oct, 2011 - Sat. 29 Oct, 2011

Sun. 23 Oct, 2011

To Build A Better World (United Nations Sunday) (Sun. 23 Oct, 2011 10:30 am)

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 23.  It is our United Nations Sunday, and we have a superb program with our minister and others, plus Holly Sarkissian of our U.N. Office.  Our congregation must retain its high reputation as a “blue ribbon congregation” for support of our United Nations Office, our own threshold and gateway on the world. There is no more important way we can assure a future for our own, and all, children, than through our support for the UU-UNO.

Sermon by Shawn Newton and Holly Sarkissian  (UU-UNO Office)

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 23.  It is our United Nations Sunday, and we have a superb program with our minister and others, plus Holly Sarkissian of our U.N. Office.  Our congregation must retain its high reputation as a “blue ribbon congregation” for support of our United Nations Office, our own threshold and gateway on the world. There is no more important way we can assure a future for our own, and all, children, than through our support for the UU-UNO.

Amnesty Letter Writing (Sun. 23 Oct, 2011 11:30 am)

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing after the service.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mon. 24 Oct, 2011

Tue. 25 Oct, 2011

“UU and You” - Introducing Unitarian Universalism (Tue. 25 Oct, 2011 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

“UU and You” - Introducing Unitarian Universalism   Diane Wagner
Explore: What it Means to be a Unitarian Universalist
Learn:          About our traditions of worship, social  justice,  religious education and governance
Examine:       Your own theology and how it intersects with the UU tradition
Connect:       With newcomers and seasoned members alike
Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:00  (six weeks)  October 18 to November 22. Dinner will be provided on a cost recovery basis.  To register contact Diane Wagner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Explore: What it Means to be a Unitarian UniversalistLearn:          About our traditions of worship, social  justice,  religious education and governanceExamine:       Your own theology and how it intersects with the UU traditionConnect:       With newcomers and seasoned members alike Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:00  (six weeks)  October 18 to November 22. Dinner will be provided on a cost recovery basis.  To register contact Diane Wagner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.“UU and You” - Introducing Unitarian Universalism“UU and You” - Introducing Unitarian Universalism   Diane Wagner
Explore: What it Means to be a Unitarian Universalist
Learn:          About our traditions of worship, social  justice,  religious education and governance
Examine:       Your own theology and how it intersects with the UU tradition
Connect:       With newcomers and seasoned members alike
 
Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:00  (six weeks)  October 18 to November 22. Dinner will be provided on a cost recovery basis.  To register contact Diane Wagner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Explore: What it Means to be a Unitarian Universalist
Learn:          About our traditions of worship, social  justice,  religious education and governance
Examine:       Your own theology and how it intersects with the UU tradition
Connect:       With newcomers and seasoned members alike
 
Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:00  (six weeks) October 18 to November 22. Dinner will be provided on a cost recovery basis.  To register contact Diane Wagner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 25 Oct, 2011 8:00 pm)

We Agnostics is a program like Alcoholics Anonynmous in which participants are not asked to believe in anything except that recovery is possible. See WeAgnostics.com for more information.

Wed. 26 Oct, 2011

Thu. 27 Oct, 2011

Fri. 28 Oct, 2011

Womynspirit Festival (Fri. 28 Oct, 2011 9:00 am - Sun. 30 Oct, 2011 9:00 am)

Our 20th annual Womynspirit Festival will be held October 28-30, from 5 pm Friday to 3 pm Sunday, at the
Hockley Valley Ecology Retreat Centre.  Our theme for 2011: Reflections of the Goddess.  Join us this
Samhain as we celebrate the richness and diversity of Feminist Neopagan culture, while acknowledging,
respecting and welcoming all womyn’s spirituality. There will be rituals, workshops, drumming, dancing and
great vegetarian food. Womyn of all ages and all backgrounds are welcome.
Samhain (pronounced sah-wen) is the time after harvest when things have died or are in a deep trance state,
the time to remember ancestors and elders who have passed on.  Each year wonderful activities are planned
for girls aged 4 and older.  Teenagers may choose to participate in or help with the children’s programming,
or join the adult activities.  The WomynSpirit Festival is a women-only, alcohol, chemical and fragrance-free
event, organized and run by a non-profit collective of volunteers.  Information and registration forms: (416-
481-7634 or 416-516-8280; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website:
http://sites.google.com/site/womynspirit/Home).  A limited number of subsidies are available.
Our 20th annual Womynspirit Festival will be held October 28-30, from 5 pm Friday to 3 pm Sunday, at the Hockley Valley Ecology Retreat Centre.  Our theme for 2011: Reflections of the Goddess.  Join us this Samhain as we celebrate the richness and diversity of Feminist Neopagan culture, while acknowledging, respecting and welcoming all womyn’s spirituality. There will be rituals, workshops, drumming, dancing and great vegetarian food. Womyn of all ages and all backgrounds are welcome.Samhain (pronounced sah-wen) is the time after harvest when things have died or are in a deep trance state, the time to remember ancestors and elders who have passed on.  Each year wonderful activities are planned for girls aged 4 and older.  Teenagers may choose to participate in or help with the children’s programming, or join the adult activities.  The WomynSpirit Festival is a women-only, alcohol, chemical and fragrance-free event, organized and run by a non-profit collective of volunteers.  Information and registration forms: (416-481-7634 or 416-516-8280; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website:http://sites.google.com/site/womynspirit/Home).  A limited number of subsidies are available.

Sacred Dance Circle (Fri. 28 Oct, 2011 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

“Come, come whoever you are!” In the spirit of community we dance for hope, for healing and for fun. No dance experience necessary. Newcomers are always welcome. Sacred Circle Dance takes place on the 4th Friday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in Shaw Hall.  Refreshments provided. Suggested donation $5.00. For more information contact Margaret Rao at 416-658-0998 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat. 29 Oct, 2011

Womynspirit Festival (Fri. 28 Oct, 2011 9:00 am - Sun. 30 Oct, 2011 9:00 am)

Our 20th annual Womynspirit Festival will be held October 28-30, from 5 pm Friday to 3 pm Sunday, at the
Hockley Valley Ecology Retreat Centre.  Our theme for 2011: Reflections of the Goddess.  Join us this
Samhain as we celebrate the richness and diversity of Feminist Neopagan culture, while acknowledging,
respecting and welcoming all womyn’s spirituality. There will be rituals, workshops, drumming, dancing and
great vegetarian food. Womyn of all ages and all backgrounds are welcome.
Samhain (pronounced sah-wen) is the time after harvest when things have died or are in a deep trance state,
the time to remember ancestors and elders who have passed on.  Each year wonderful activities are planned
for girls aged 4 and older.  Teenagers may choose to participate in or help with the children’s programming,
or join the adult activities.  The WomynSpirit Festival is a women-only, alcohol, chemical and fragrance-free
event, organized and run by a non-profit collective of volunteers.  Information and registration forms: (416-
481-7634 or 416-516-8280; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website:
http://sites.google.com/site/womynspirit/Home).  A limited number of subsidies are available.
Our 20th annual Womynspirit Festival will be held October 28-30, from 5 pm Friday to 3 pm Sunday, at the Hockley Valley Ecology Retreat Centre.  Our theme for 2011: Reflections of the Goddess.  Join us this Samhain as we celebrate the richness and diversity of Feminist Neopagan culture, while acknowledging, respecting and welcoming all womyn’s spirituality. There will be rituals, workshops, drumming, dancing and great vegetarian food. Womyn of all ages and all backgrounds are welcome.Samhain (pronounced sah-wen) is the time after harvest when things have died or are in a deep trance state, the time to remember ancestors and elders who have passed on.  Each year wonderful activities are planned for girls aged 4 and older.  Teenagers may choose to participate in or help with the children’s programming, or join the adult activities.  The WomynSpirit Festival is a women-only, alcohol, chemical and fragrance-free event, organized and run by a non-profit collective of volunteers.  Information and registration forms: (416-481-7634 or 416-516-8280; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website:http://sites.google.com/site/womynspirit/Home).  A limited number of subsidies are available.

Pastoral Care Workshop (Sat. 29 Oct, 2011 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

The Pastoral Care Committee of First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto will sponsor a workshop about
pastoral care on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto,
175 St. Clair Avenue West.  This workshop would be of interest to anyone involved in providing pastoral care
to members of their congregations.  Ellen Bell, a paid full-time pastoral care visitor for two congregations in
Ottawa, will be the presenter. Ellen will speak on the following topics: how to initiate visits, active listening,
confidentiality, dealing with difficult clients, and boundary issues. Recently she gave a similar workshop at
the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Annual Conference in Toronto on May 11.   Refreshments will be served.
Please bring your questions and concerns.  To register, please contact Allan Brand (416-690-3242 or  email
The Pastoral Care Committee of First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto will sponsor a workshop about pastoral care on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Avenue West.  This workshop would be of interest to anyone involved in providing pastoral care to members of their congregations.  Ellen Bell, a paid full-time pastoral care visitor for two congregations in Ottawa, will be the presenter. Ellen will speak on the following topics: how to initiate visits, active listening, confidentiality, dealing with difficult clients, and boundary issues. Recently she gave a similar workshop at the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Annual Conference in Toronto on May 11.   Refreshments will be served. Please bring your questions and concerns.  To register, please contact Allan Brand (416-690-3242 or  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

Enneagram Workshop Series (Sat. 29 Oct, 2011 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Enneagram Workshop Series Margaret Rao-
9 Saturdays, October 1 to November 26, 2:00- 4:00pm
The Enneagram is a powerful and practical tool for understanding self and others. It describes nine distinct patterns of behaviour and reveals how we as human beings organize experience and find meaning in our lives. Challenge yourself to the inner journey of a lifetime by exploring this ancient wisdom tradition with modern applications. Discover how this dynamic system can enhance your relationships both at home and in the workplace. The Enneagram is used internationally to develop leadership and team building as well as by religious communities as a tool for spiritual growth. Recommended reading is The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. To learn more go to their website at www.enneagraminstitute.com or in Toronto at www.enneagramnorth.com
Fee: $30.00 Minimum registration five. To register contact Margaret Rao at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (416) 658-0998.
9 Saturdays, October 1 to November 26, 2:00- 4:00pm 

The Enneagram is a powerful and practical tool for understanding self and others. It describes nine distinct patterns of behaviour and reveals how we as human beings organize experience and find meaning in our lives. Challenge yourself to the inner journey of a lifetime by exploring this ancient wisdom tradition with modern applications. Discover how this dynamic system can enhance your relationships both at home and in the workplace. The Enneagram is used internationally to develop leadership and team building as well as by religious communities as a tool for spiritual growth. Recommended reading is The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Richard Riso and Russ Hudson.

To learn more go to their website at www.enneagraminstitute.com or in Toronto at www.enneagramnorth.com   Fee: $30.00  Minimum registration five. To register contact Margaret Rao at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (416) 658-0998.

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