Weekly View
Sun. 6 Nov, 2011 - Sat. 12 Nov, 2011

Sun. 6 Nov, 2011

Beyond Belief (Sun. 6 Nov, 2011 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

A sermon by the Rev. Shawn Newton.

Newcomer Orientation (Sun. 6 Nov, 2011 11:45 am - 12:45 pm)

Held in the Board Room after the service on the first Sunday of each month.

Issues & Ideas (Sun. 6 Nov, 2011 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm)

OUR HISTORIES:  Lynn Hughes reviews Guarding Sacred Embers:
Reflections on Canadian Unitarian and Universalist History [published in 2011 by the Canadian Unitarian and
Universalist Historical Society], and Janice Tait reviews Invisible Influence: Claiming Canadian Unitarian and
Universalist Women's History, Jean Pfleiderer, Heather Fraser Fawcett, and Kathy S. Sage, editors, 2011.  If
you have a book or topic you'd be willing to review or for more information, contact Gerta Moray (416 488
9939 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
OUR HISTORIES:  Lynn Hughes reviews Guarding Sacred Embers: Reflections on Canadian Unitarian and Universalist History [published in 2011 by the Canadian Unitarian and Universalist Historical Society], and Janice Tait reviews Invisible Influence: Claiming Canadian Unitarian and Universalist Women's History, Jean Pfleiderer, Heather Fraser Fawcett, and Kathy S. Sage, editors, 2011.  If you have a book or topic you'd be willing to review or for more information, contact Gerta Moray (416 488 9939 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

"Light in the Darkness" - Lecture on the Nazi occupation of Denmark (Sun. 6 Nov, 2011 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

This major lecture, jointly sponsored by Congregation Shir Libeynu and First Unitarian for Holocaust Education Week, features Danish scholar Thorsten Wagner.

 

Anti-Jewish laws were never introduced in Nazi-occupied Denmark: the government and the King made it clear that it would lead to the immediate end of their cooperation. Danish people saw themselves as morally, religiously or politically accountable, and acted on this sense of responsibility when Nazi Germany wanted to deport the Danish Jews in 1943. Recent research has contributed to a more nuanced understanding of this historical period. Challenging questions emerge: why did ordinary Danes take action to save their fellow Jewish citizens, though anti-Semetic notions were held by significant parts of the population?

 

Thorsten Wagner is German-Danish historian, born and raised in Denmark. After having been a docent at the Jewish Museum of Berlin and a research fellow at the Danish Center for Historical and Genocide Studies, he has, since 2008, been involved with research and teaching at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Since 2010, he has had a permanent position as a lecturer (Associate Professor) at DIS/University of Copenhagen.

Mon. 7 Nov, 2011

Tue. 8 Nov, 2011

“UU and You” - Introducing Unitarian Universalism (Tue. 8 Nov, 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. 8 Nov, 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. 9 Nov, 2011

Thu. 10 Nov, 2011

Fri. 11 Nov, 2011

Owning Your Religious Past (Fri. 11 Nov, 2011 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

In the weekend retreat “Owning Your Religious Past” we’ll take a look at the people, schools, clubs and religious institutions which had a shaping influence on our spirituality. Through personal reflection and small group discussions we’ll examine what we might decide to leave behind, what to re-define and who we hope to become as Unitarian Universalists. We’ll gather for dinner and an opening session on Friday, November 11 from 6:00-9:00 pm and return for Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. If you’d like to know more or to register please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 416-924-9654 ext 223. A $10 contribution, or pay what you can, toward meals is requested.

Sat. 12 Nov, 2011

Men's Group (Sat. 12 Nov, 2011 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All men are welcome to this discussion group.

Owning Your Religious Past (Sat. 12 Nov, 2011 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

In the weekend retreat “Owning Your Religious Past” we’ll take a look at the people, schools, clubs and religious institutions which had a shaping influence on our spirituality. Through personal reflection and small group discussions we’ll examine what we might decide to leave behind, what to re-define and who we hope to become as Unitarian Universalists. We’ll gather for dinner and an opening session on Friday, November 11 from 6:00-9:00 pm and return for Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. If you’d like to know more or to register please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 416-924-9654 ext 223. A $10 contribution, or pay what you can, toward meals is requested.

Enneagram Workshop Series (Sat. 12 Nov, 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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