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Sun. 2 Feb, 2014 - Sat. 8 Feb, 2014

Sun. 2 Feb, 2014

Heat of Passion (Sun. 2 Feb, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

This month, as we take up the theme of what it means to live a life of passion, Lynn and I will be exploring the many different meanings English speakers tend to associate with the word passion itself, ranging from desire to suffering to purpose. In my sermon this week, I'll be inviting us to reflect on how anger relates to passion.

We've all likely heard news reports of a "crime of passion"-some unplanned act fueled by a strong surge of emotion. The thought behind the phrase is that such an act is at least somewhat reasonable (if not acceptable or legal), because the person committing the crime was understandably enraged. Sadly, such moments typically play out when a betrayed spouse attacks a cheating partner and his or her new love interest, or when parents, concerned for the life and well-being of their children, take on a suspected perpetrator. The description, "a crime of passion," seems to recognise that there are times when the hot white flash of anger can get the best of us, when our senses simply take their leave, and we behave in ways that would be unthinkable otherwise. This week, I'll be inviting us to consider anger's more productive uses!

This Sunday, we'll also be celebrating in story, word, and song the long and dedicated life of the great Unitarian Pete Seeger.

See you Sunday.

In faith,
Shawn

Newcomer Orientation (Sun. 2 Feb, 2014 11:45 am - 12:45 pm)

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

Issues & Ideas – Books That Change Our Lives (Sun. 2 Feb, 2014 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm)

Passion

In line with First's theme for the month, we shall explore two books relevant to thinking about passion”:

  • Lynn Hughes reviews Pathways to Bliss by Joseph Campbell.

  • June Morrow reviews Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams by Barbara Sher.

You are invited to participate in questions and discussion.

NUUC Concert: Njacko Backo and friends (Sun. 2 Feb, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Multi-talented entertainer and educator Njacko Backo and his band Kalimba Kalimba have been sharing their uplifting music, energizing dance, and hope-filled stories with audiences of all ages and all walks of life since 1989.

For further information: www.njackobacko.com

Concert at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Road, Toronto, ON M4L 2X7, 416-686-6809.

Tickets available on Sundays at NUUC or from Susanne Maziarz by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Members: $40 for a subscription, $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Non members: $55 for a subscription, $13 in advance, $15 at the door.

Read our 2013-2014 Concert Series Brochure.

Mon. 3 Feb, 2014

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Tue. 4 Feb, 2014

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Wed. 5 Feb, 2014

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Thu. 6 Feb, 2014

Choir Practice (Thu. 6 Feb, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

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Creative Writing Exploration (Thu. 6 Feb, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Toronto First Unitarian, 175 St. Clair Ave E (SW corner St. Clair & Avenue Road)

Resolve to engage your creative self in the new year. We give you the openings then you are free to explore in story, poetry, stream of consciousness, haiku... wherever your creativity roams. NO JUDGEMENTS ALLOWED! All you need is a notebook and a pen and permission to leave fear and doubt behind.

We’ve expanded the program so you can also stretch your creative muscles and develop a longer work of writing over the 6 weeks. Those already working on a project can choose to bring that in. Those without a previous project will have the opportunity to build an intentional piece with guidance from the facilitators. You are welcome to bring a laptop for this part of the session — battery charged please.

Find your voice, nurture your muse, and (re)connect with your creative self.

$30 for 6 sessions: Thursdays Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27.

Register by January 15, 2014 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..

Fri. 7 Feb, 2014

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Sat. 8 Feb, 2014

Men's Group (Sat. 8 Feb, 2014 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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