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Sun. 12 Feb, 2012 - Sat. 18 Feb, 2012

Sun. 12 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.

Issues & Ideas (Sun. 12 Feb, 2012 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. 13 Feb, 2012

Cakes For The Queen Of Heaven (Mon. 13 Feb, 2012 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm)

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven – Part II

“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. 14 Feb, 2012

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 14 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. 15 Feb, 2012

Amnesty International (Wed. 15 Feb, 2012 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. 16 Feb, 2012

Brown Bag Seminar (Thu. 16 Feb, 2012 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. 17 Feb, 2012

Sat. 18 Feb, 2012

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