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Sun. 13 Nov, 2011 - Sat. 19 Nov, 2011

Sun. 13 Nov, 2011

Congregational Conversation (Sun. 13 Nov, 2011 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

This year we again hold a series of Congregational Conversations to explore important aspects of our shared life at First Unitarian.

 

The conversations begin with a lunch following the Sunday service and wrap up by 2:00pm.

 

November 13 - Leadership and Trust: What does it mean to trust our elected congregational leaders?

 

Other conversations in this series:

 

September 25 - Bringing Our Dreams Into Being: Discerning budget priorities for 2012

 

January 22 – Honouring and Increasing Our Diversity: Bridging the gaps between us and beyond us

 

April 15 - Location, Location, Location!: Considering questions of real estate and our future at 175

100 Kilometer Lunch (Sun. 13 Nov, 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

The Green Team is happy to announce another 100 km lunch on November 13, the day our Green Sanctuary status is officially introduced to the congregation. The value of being 100 km means that food that we serve has been grown within a 100 km radius of Toronto, thus being fresher and using less energy to transport. We will serve both cooked and raw food, with recipes.

Issues & Ideas (Sun. 13 Nov, 2011 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Our library book review circle will resume with a meeting on September 11.  Everyone is welcome to join us in the Library after the coffee hour (12:15-1:15 pm) to hear congregation members review two recently acquired books and to join in the open discussion afterwards.
September 11, 12:15  SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Lynn Hughes reviews The Confessions of St. Augustine, and Gerta Moray reviews Hundreds and Thousands, The Journals of Emily Carr
(N.B. this will finish in time for the Peace Encounter at 1:30 - bring a sandwich to the meeting if you wish)
And upcoming:
No meeting is scheduled for October because of the Activity Fair and Thanksgiving, so our next meeting will be November 6, with the theme being 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.
Everyone is welcome to join us in the Library after the coffee hour to hear congregation members review two recently acquired books and to join in the open discussion afterwards.

Mon. 14 Nov, 2011

Tue. 15 Nov, 2011

“UU and You” - Introducing Unitarian Universalism (Tue. 15 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. 15 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. 16 Nov, 2011

Amnesty International (Wed. 16 Nov, 2011 7:30 pm)

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.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thu. 17 Nov, 2011

Brown Bag Seminar (Thu. 17 Nov, 2011 12:00 pm)

Lunch: 12:00-1:00 pm. Enjoy the lunch you bring. Coffee and tea are available.

"Egypt:   Highlights of a Voyage"   Join us as Gerta Moray and Janice Tait show us the splendor of the Nile and other locations on their (just pre-revolution) trip. 

For more information contact Gillian Burton (416-964-7993 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). "

Brown Bag Seminar (Thu. 17 Nov, 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Lunch: 12:00-1:00 pm.   Enjoy the lunch you bring. Coffee and tea are available.
Presentation: 1:00 pm.   Philip Wiegand, photographer extraordinaire, will show videos made for competitions at his camera club over the years. Some show destinations, such as Vietnam and Dubrovnik.  Some are brief videos of a humorous nature, or ones that use unusual visual techniques.

Lunch: 12:00-1:00 pm.   Enjoy the lunch you bring. Coffee and tea are available. Presentation: 1:00 pm.

Philip Wiegand, photographer extraordinaire, will show videos made for competitions at his camera club over the years. Some show destinations, such as Vietnam and Dubrovnik.  Some are brief videos of a humorous nature, or ones that use unusual visual techniques.

Fri. 18 Nov, 2011

Sat. 19 Nov, 2011

Enneagram Workshop Series (Sat. 19 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.

Are you game? Family Game Day (Sat. 19 Nov, 2011 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Are you game? Come and have some fun at the games night.

 

Board games to appeal to all ages will be set up in Workman Hall starting at 4pm.

 

Think Twister, Hullabaloo, Sorry, Apples to Apples and maybe even Maya’s electronic Monopoly game that uses debit cards instead of cash.

 

There will also be card tables in the Spirit Play room for the Scrabble and Cards set. Just bring yourselves and kids if you have any, along with a generous sense of fun and silly.

 

If you or your family has a favourite board game, please bring it!

 

A light dinner will be served around 5:30. We plan on wrapping up the event around 7pm.

 

Be sure to register by November 14th with Wendie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Families, please tell us the number and ages of children who will be coming.

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