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Sun. 28 Apr, 2013 - Sat. 4 May, 2013

Sun. 28 Apr, 2013

Music Sunday: The Glorious Music of Life! (Sun. 28 Apr, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Dallas Bergen and the Music Ministry of First Unitarian.

        “Every day that is born into this
        world comes like a burst of music,
        and we will make of it; a dance, a
        dirge, or a song.
        For those who listen deep within
        the soul of music will surely hear
        the sounds of heaven.”

        — Mark Hayes

Our Music Sunday service will explore the “glorious music of life”, featuring music by our choir; pianist, Lisa Iwasaki; and special guest, Regent Park School of Music Parkdale student, Choenyi Tenzin.

Selections will include Castle on a Cloud and Do You Hear the People Sing from Les Miserables, and The Glorious Music of Life by Mark Hayes.

I will be offering a sermon that weaves together the central themes found in Les Miserables (law, justice and mercy), along with stories of immigration, current events, and the great value of music and the arts to our society.

I hope you will join us.

In peace,
Dallas

Amnesty International (Sun. 28 Apr, 2013 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Amnesty Group 142 focuses on the human rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad. We continue our work to end centuries of racism and dispossession that have denied Indigenous peoples the opportunity to enjoy such basic human rights as the right of self-determination, the right to cultural identity, and rights to life and health.

Letter writing will take place at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and during coffee hour on Sunday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m.

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

Issues & Ideas – Books That Changed My Life (Sun. 28 Apr, 2013 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm)

CONFRONTING DEATH

Wanda Morris reviews Death with Dignity: The Case for Legalizing Physician-Assisted Dying and Euthanasia by Robert Orfali; Jeanne VanBronkhorst reviews Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life by Ira Byock.

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..

Eco/Social Justice Film (Sun. 28 Apr, 2013 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm)

Calgary based journalist, Andrew Nikiforuk, author of "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent" presents the back story and the future fate of oil-addicted 'Petro-States'.

You are invited to discuss what is really going on with the Alberta Tar Sands pipeline projects.

Guest speaker, Sabrina Bowman from Environmental Defence will be on hand to answer your questions.

In Shaw Hall.

Mon. 29 Apr, 2013

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Tue. 30 Apr, 2013

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Wed. 1 May, 2013

Walking the Labyrinth (Wed. 1 May, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

In this experiential workshop we will walk the labyrinth and reflect on the experience.

In addition, we will explore a “laundry list” of 18 ways in which labyrinths seem to resonate with UU theology, perspectives and outlook.

To register please contact Helen Iacovino by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thu. 2 May, 2013

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Fri. 3 May, 2013

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Sat. 4 May, 2013

UU and You (Sat. 4 May, 2013 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism and First Unitarian:

  • Explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.
  • Learn about our history and traditions of worship and governance.
  • Examine your own spiritual journey and how it intersects with the UU tradition.
  • Connect with newcomers and seasoned members alike.
  • Talk with our minister and intern minister.

Lunch included; coffee and muffins at 9:15.

To register contact Diane Wagner via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement (Sat. 4 May, 2013 9:30 am - 12:00 pm)

By observing how you move, you notice unnecessary tension and improve your overall coordination and flexibility. Participants lie on the floor, (bring a mat),and are verbally guided through small, gentle incremental movements, helping to ease painful backs, necks, shoulders and chronic discomfort. Saturday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Suggested Donation $5.00 or pay what you can.

Register with Margo Holland.

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