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Sun. 25 Aug, 2013 - Sat. 31 Aug, 2013

Sun. 25 Aug, 2013

“Dispatch from the Centre of the Universe” (Sun. 25 Aug, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

At Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, stands a replica of the tiny cabin Henry David Thoreau built when he “went to the woods... to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” In the cabin, as Thoreau carefully notes in Walden, he had a total of three chairs: “one for solitude, two for friendship, and three for society.” I’ve always appreciated how Thoreau ordered his universe during his famed experiment, expanding out from himself to the wider world. This Sunday, I’ll be inviting us all to look at how well we manage the balance between a healthy self-regard and our concern for “society.”

It's been a wonderful week around First, as we've welcomed Lynn Harrison, our Intern Minister for 2013-14. We will formally install her in this role during the service on 8 September. I hope you’ll join with me in the meantime to make her feel at home.

Blessings,
Shawn

Mon. 26 Aug, 2013

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Tue. 27 Aug, 2013

Summer Soul to Soul (Tue. 27 Aug, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Summer is the perfect time to reflect on important themes in your life and build connections with others in a relaxed setting.

Soul to Soul will take place on four Tuesday evenings at First: July 16, 30, August 13 and 27.

Our topics will be spiritual experiences, calling, shadow and after death.

There is a minimum registration of 6 and maximum of 9 required to run this series.

For more information please contact the facilitator, Angela Klassen, DLRE by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 416-924-9654 ext 223

Wed. 28 Aug, 2013

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Thu. 29 Aug, 2013

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Fri. 30 Aug, 2013

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Sat. 31 Aug, 2013

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