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Sun. 24 Mar, 2013 - Sat. 30 Mar, 2013

Sun. 24 Mar, 2013

“The Changing Reputation of Human Nature” (Sun. 24 Mar, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

It was Mae West who once wittily said: “Between two evils, I always pick the one I’ve never tried before.” If only it were that easy. On Sunday, we’ll confront the question of how much choice we actually have—and of how we use that choice to build a better world.

The choir on Sunday will be joined by members of Univox, a community choir of younger adults founded and conducted by our own Dallas Bergen. They’ll be singing Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” as arranged by our Resident Musician Lucas Marchand. First’s Choir will be singing an unforgettable piece on how we handle quarrels in community called “Fighting Over What We Believe.”

Adult OWL (Sun. 24 Mar, 2013 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Sexuality, Technology and Media

How do media and technology shape and our understanding and experience of sexuality?

Join us for a conversation - no previous OWL experience necessary.

Bring a bag lunch.

In the Spirit Play Room.

Social Justice Film Series (Sun. 24 Mar, 2013 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm)

Shift Change

At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks, big business, and growing inequity, employee ownership offers real solutions for workers and communities, Shift Change visits the 50 year old network of co-operative businesses in Mondragon, Spain, and thriving examples of other co-op businesses across America.

This film shares on-the-ground experiences from the worker-owners on the front lines of the new economy. Co-operatives are putting people and democracy back to work, from bakeries to solar energy, manufacturing and engineering. Learn more about how the co-op movement is changing the world by strengthening local communities.

In Shaw Hall after the Sunday service.

Suggested film donation $5.00. Refreshments included.

Healthy Congregation Discussion (Sun. 24 Mar, 2013 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm)

The Healthy Congregations Team invites you to continue the discussion, initiated in Fall 2012, on plans to encourage a Healthy Congregation culture at Toronto First.

Prior to the meeting, background information will be available on the website, in Horizons and in hard copy at First.

UNIVOX Concert (Sun. 24 Mar, 2013 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

UNIVOX, a community choir of 80 voices, will present a concert of Afrocentric choral and piano music. The program will span sacred motets, spirituals, and sorrow songs.

Directed by Dallas Bergen, with Lisa Iwasaki as piano soloist and accompanist.

Contact UNIVOX for Tickets: $20, $15 for seniors, students and in advance (free under 18 years).

Mon. 25 Mar, 2013

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 26 Mar, 2013

By the Book Scripture Studies (Tue. 26 Mar, 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, March 5, 12, 19, 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

Greening Your Condo or Apartment Building (Tue. 26 Mar, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Councillor Josh Matlow and The Green Team of First Unitarian Congregation


  • What does it mean to live green?
  • Different methods of greening your apartment
  • Who can help?
  • Successful stories of greening apartments/condominiums
  • What will energy efficiency provide?
  • Why does it matter?
  • What are the handicaps and resisting factors?

Everyone is welcome, in Workman Hall

Wed. 27 Mar, 2013

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 28 Mar, 2013

Choir Practice (Thu. 28 Mar, 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. 29 Mar, 2013

Conversational French (Fri. 29 Mar, 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.

Sat. 30 Mar, 2013

There are no events on this day.

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