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Sun. 3 Feb, 2013 - Sat. 9 Feb, 2013

Sun. 3 Feb, 2013

“Proud Sponsors of Elizabeth Taylor's 5th Wedding!” (Sun. 3 Feb, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rodrigo Solano-Quesnel, Intern Minister.

When Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton first got married while working in Canada, they had trouble finding a legal blessing... Ontario wouldn't recognize their divorces, and Quebec didn't have civil marriage. But there was a willing minister who would solemnize their vows in Montreal: Rev. Mason from the Unitarian Church.

Offering blessings when others might not is still at the core of our mission and outreach. This Sunday, we'll recognize the contributions of out-going Lay Chaplain Greg Robinson as we also install in-coming Lay Chaplain Christopher Wulff. Both of them are part of our long-standing tradition of offering dignified ceremonies for people in the community at large, often outside of our church walls.

I look forward to this celebration of our shared ministry!

Blessings,
Rod

Newcomer Orientation (Sun. 3 Feb, 2013 11:45 am - 12:45 pm)

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

Soup in Workman Hall (Sun. 3 Feb, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

During coffee hour the Green team will be offering hot soup made from local ingredients, complete with bread and delicious toppings.

This is part of the ongoing celebration of the victory to stop the quarry but also to remind you of the ongoing work of NDACT (North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce.) Information updates will be available.

We would appreciate a food donation of $5.00 to cover costs of food.

Issues & Ideas – Books That Changed My Life (Sun. 3 Feb, 2013 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm)

Issues & Ideas: Powers of the Unconscious

Mary Armstrong discusses her own book Trauma Therapist, A Memoir of Healing and Transformation, and Gillian Bramwell reviews Subliminal: How your unconscious mind rules your behaviour by Leonard Mlodivnow (2012).

We meet in the library, usually on the first Sunday of the month, 12:15-1:30 pm (unless otherwise indicated) when two congregation members present reviews of recently accessioned books followed by an open discussion.

Suggestions for topics and books, and volunteers to review them, will be very welcome. Please contact Gerta Moray by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mon. 4 Feb, 2013

Learn to Interpret Your Dreams (Mon. 4 Feb, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

In this 4 session didactic and experiential course on dream interpretation, we’ll come to appreciate the richness of our dreams and the potential which they hold for providing guidance in shaping our lives.

It will be a safe, relaxed setting to explore together what happens during the hours we sleep, using an approach that fits with any other model the participant may already use; no previous dream experience is required.

To register, contact Mary Armstrong via email.

Tue. 5 Feb, 2013

Creative Writing Exploration (Tue. 5 Feb, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

You are invited to come out and play with your creative side. We give you the openings then you are free to explore in poetry, prose, stream of consciousness, haiku... wherever your creativity roams. Find your voice, nurture your muse, and (re)connect with your creative self. NO JUDGEMENTS ALLOWED!

All you need is a notebook and a pen ... and permission to leave the fear and doubt behind (but mainly just a notebook and a pen).

Tuesdays February 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $20 or pay what you can.

Register via email by January 15 with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wed. 6 Feb, 2013

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven (Wed. 6 Feb, 2013 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm)

Part II - ON THE THRESHOLD

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven is a woman-honouring course that's not just about history and archaeology; it's also about women's issues in a patriarchal society, about women's spiritual heritage.  How might our perspectives on life, history and the divine be enriched by exploring these teachings?  Imagine how life would have been different for all of us if our fathers and grandfathers had known the ways of the mothers and grandmothers. You are invited to share your own experiences and beliefs.

Together we'll create sacred space and work to change our stories.  It matters what we know - it matters what we believe.

All genders are welcome, and you do not need to have participated in Part 1 to join us for Part 2.

Facilitators: Debbie Kirkland & Ryan Cvirik (and participants are involved in presenting each session).
Sponsored by Womynspirit

Suggested donation: $30. Sliding scale, so everyone is able to participate.

Registration: Contact Debbie Kirkland via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or phone 416-275-8359.

Thu. 7 Feb, 2013

By the Book Scripture Studies (Thu. 7 Feb, 2013 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Our Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sources offer compelling perspectives on the revelation of truth.

Join Intern Minister Rod Solano Quesnel for a refreshing introductory look at the writings of the Tanakh, the New Testament, and the Quran.

Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Register via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Choir Practice (Thu. 7 Feb, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

No auditions necessary ... fun and fellowship guaranteed.

 

First Unitarian's Choir is a friendly, warm group of singers eager to welcome you, and blend their voices with yours.

 

Come join us in Shaw Hall at 7 pm.

 

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. 8 Feb, 2013

Conversational French (Fri. 8 Feb, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

French conversation classes take place every Friday at 1-3 pm in the Board Room at First, where we read and discuss articles from the magazine L'Actualité as well as engage in conversation "du coq à l'âne".

 

For more information, please contact Claude Françoise Marchand, animatrice des heures de conversation française à l'église unitarienne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn to Interpret Your Dreams (Fri. 8 Feb, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

In this 4 session didactic and experiential course on dream interpretation, we’ll come to appreciate the richness of our dreams and the potential which they hold for providing guidance in shaping our lives.

It will be a safe, relaxed setting to explore together what happens during the hours we sleep, using an approach that fits with any other model the participant may already use; no previous dream experience is required.

To register, contact Mary Armstrong via email.

Film: Footnote (Fri. 8 Feb, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Jewish Awareness Group invites everyone to Workman Hall to watch this film, which was an academy award nominee for best foreign language film in 2011.

Footnote is a lighthearted drama from Israeli by Joseph Cedar, which looks at the Israeli academic community's insularity and hubris. It focuses on a father and son who are Talmudic scholars and academic competitors, but the problems it raises are universal.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Allan Brand This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 416-690-3242.

Sat. 9 Feb, 2013

Men's Group (Sat. 9 Feb, 2013 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All men are welcome to this discussion group.


For information contact Stan Yack by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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