Week 8

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Sun. 17 Feb, 2013 - Sat. 23 Feb, 2013

Sun. 17 Feb, 2013

“Romance” (Sun. 17 Feb, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Peter Hughes.

The Gospel according to Fred and Ginger. How to survive emotionally in the face of present troubles and the contemplation of eventual mortality and how to live life to the fullest while doing so. Using the singing and dancing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the classic 1930s movies, Top Hat, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, and Follow the Fleet, with some sage advice by the minor prophet Woody Allen thrown in, this service is a winner.

Social Justice Sunday Film Series (Sun. 17 Feb, 2013 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm)

Transition 2.0, a Transition Towns' production, will be shown Sunday February 17th from 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. in Shaw Hall.

This film offers solutions to our current global crisis through stories of community and climate resilience from around the world. Be inspired by ordinary people's creative responses to the extraordinary and uncertain times we are living in.

Special guest, Andrew Knox, co-founder of Transition Toronto, will be on hand to answer your questions and to invite you to join this growing grassroots movement.

Refreshments will be provided. Suggested donation $5.00.

All donations will be sent to the Transition Network to cover the cost of the film production.

Mon. 18 Feb, 2013

Social Justice Committee (Mon. 18 Feb, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

UUs in Canada have been in the forefront of the social justice movement for 150 years and we are still working to make our world a more compassionate, peaceful place for all.

We warmly welcome anyone who is passionate about bringing our shared values to the world.

Check here for the many exciting social justice initiatives underway that you can participate in.

This committee meets third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Contact Ted Wood by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Heritage Day (All day)

Tue. 19 Feb, 2013

Our Pagan Grove (Tue. 19 Feb, 2013 7:00 pm)

Our Pagan Grove

Learn and share the life of paganism on the third Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm.

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Creative Writing Exploration (Tue. 19 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. 20 Feb, 2013

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven (Wed. 20 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.

Amnesty International (Wed. 20 Feb, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Amnesty International supports every person’s right to live with dignity.

The focus of Amnesty International Group 142 is the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm, with letter and petition signing on the fourth Sunday of every month at 11:30 a.m.

Contact Ted Wood by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thu. 21 Feb, 2013

By the Book Scripture Studies (Thu. 21 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.

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Choir Practice (Thu. 21 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.

 

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Fri. 22 Feb, 2013

Conversational French (Fri. 22 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.

Understanding Life Transitions (Fri. 22 Feb, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm)

Whether it is chosen or thrust upon us, change brings both opportunities and uncertainty.

In this series, which begins with a mini-retreat, we’ll create a roadmap of the transition process.

Through readings, reflections and shared experiences we’ll examine the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone and, in time, The New Beginning.

Whether you see a transition on the horizon, are in the midst of transition, or simply wish to gain a better understanding of the process, this is a chance to do some confidential, guided work with facilitators Doug Buck and Angela Klassen.

Register via email 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.

Friday, Feb 22 from 6:00 – 9:15 pm
Saturdays, Feb 23, March 2 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $30 or pay what you can, includes a meal on Friday evening.

Sat. 23 Feb, 2013

Understanding Life Transitions (Sat. 23 Feb, 2013 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Whether it is chosen or thrust upon us, change brings both opportunities and uncertainty.

In this series, which begins with a mini-retreat, we’ll create a roadmap of the transition process.

Through readings, reflections and shared experiences we’ll examine the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone and, in time, The New Beginning.

Whether you see a transition on the horizon, are in the midst of transition, or simply wish to gain a better understanding of the process, this is a chance to do some confidential, guided work with facilitators Doug Buck and Angela Klassen.

Register via email 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.

Friday, Feb 22 from 6:00 – 9:15 pm
Saturdays, Feb 23, March 2 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $30 or pay what you can, includes a meal on Friday evening.