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Sun. 5 Feb, 2012 - Sat. 11 Feb, 2012

Sun. 5 Feb, 2012

Satyagraha (Sun. 5 Feb, 2012 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

A sermon by the Rev. Shawn Newton.  Family Chapel will also take place this morning.

Swap Meet (Sun. 5 Feb, 2012 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

The Green Team invites you to another “swap meet” on Sunday, February 5 during coffee hour.  This time we will be swapping small appliances, linens, and kitchen & household items in good repair. Bring items you’d like to pass along to a new home and place them on the tables in Workman Hall before the service. After the service, choose items for yourself or friends. No money
changes hands. After coffee hour, if any of your donated items remain, please take them home or deliver them to a charity yourself, to ease clean-up.

Newcomer Orientation (Sun. 5 Feb, 2012 11:45 am - 12:45 pm)

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

Scrupling Follow-up (Sun. 5 Feb, 2012 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Everyone who attended the Scrupling meeting on January 15 are urged to attend this meeting to discuss the issues raised and next steps to be taken.

Issues & Ideas (Sun. 5 Feb, 2012 12:15 pm)

REFLECTIONS IN CAPTIVITY BY SOCIAL ACTIVISTS: Elizabeth Guthrie reviews Captivity:  118 Days in Iraq and The Struggle for a World Without War by James Loney; Janet Hall reviews Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle by Ingrid Betancourt.

Mon. 6 Feb, 2012

Cakes For The Queen Of Heaven (Mon. 6 Feb, 2012 6:45 pm)

“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..

Tue. 7 Feb, 2012

Pub Night (Tue. 7 Feb, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Pub Night

Join Rev. Shawn Newton and/or Fiona Heath, our ministerial intern, for a relaxed time at the pub down the street from First Unitarian. All are welcome. Look for the Unitarian table, usually upstairs on the third floor.

 

Usually the first Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm

 

At Scallywags Bar and Restaurant, 11 St. Clair Avenue West (near the corner of Yonge and St. Clair)

Honour the Light: Spiritual Practices for Unitarians (Tue. 7 Feb, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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..

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 7 Feb, 2012 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. 8 Feb, 2012

Thu. 9 Feb, 2012

Fri. 10 Feb, 2012

Mid-Winter Retreat (All day)

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.

Our Pagan Grove (Fri. 10 Feb, 2012 7:30 pm)

This is an eclectic Pagan group, welcoming women and men honouring any earth-based spirituality. New people are always welcome. It meets on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm.

As the First Unitarian building is not open on Friday evenings, the Grove meets in private homes. For directions, please contact Kate Chung (416-925-0745 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Sat. 11 Feb, 2012

Mid-Winter Retreat (All day)

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.

Men's Group (Sat. 11 Feb, 2012 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All men are welcome to this discussion group.

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