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Sun. 27 Apr, 2014 - Sat. 3 May, 2014

Sun. 27 Apr, 2014

Webs of Wonder: Earth Day service (Sun. 27 Apr, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

The word “wonder,” our theme for April, has, of course, many different though connected meanings. As a noun, it can be a splendid mix of surprise and admiration, or something (or someone!) remarkable and strange. As a verb, wonder speaks to that deep desire to know more, to feel a restless curiosity, about something. It can also be a way to express doubt. And, obviously, to feel amazement. All these definitions are relevant to our relationship with the Earth.

This Sunday we will celebrate Earth Day by looking at our changing relationship with our beloved “Blue Dot” through the many lenses of wonder. To add to the festivities, the children will be sharing a song by Pete Seeger, Kim Saltarski and Ian French and friends will share a new song called “Blessings,” and we’ll all join in singing a Beatles song at the end!

Amnesty International (Sun. 27 Apr, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Amnesty letter signing on behalf of Laisa Santos Sampaio, a school teacher and environmental activist in Brazil. Laisa has been threatened for her work defending the environment of the Amazon rainforest by campaigning against illegal logging. The logging is destroying the forest habitat that is so important to the Indigenous peoples and wildlife of the Amazon

Mon. 28 Apr, 2014

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 29 Apr, 2014

The Prosperous Heart (Tue. 29 Apr, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

This is an eight-week program using simple financial tools in partnership with personal reflections and spiritual practices to find and recover a sense of prosperity in all areas of your life. By reading and working through the daily and weekly exercises in The Prosperous Heart – Creating a Life of Enough by Julia Cameron, participants examine their perceptions of money and abundance and develop strategies to cultivate a prosperous heart: an outlook that recognizes, appreciates and fosters growth in the aspects of their lives that are truly valuable.

Regardless of your financial situation, this course will help you get on track and stay on track to a life rich with meaning and worth to you.

Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m., April 1 to Tuesday, May 20.

Register by contacting June Morrow by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: There will be approximately 90 minutes of homework each week. Space is limited to 10 participants. Participants will need a copy of The Prosperous Heart. There are 26 copies at the Toronto Public Library, and the book is available through Amazon for $13 - $17 + tax.

Wed. 30 Apr, 2014

Introduction to Meditation (Wed. 30 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

This introduction to meditation will be based on Vipassana or breath focused meditation. The program will include two 20 - 30 minute sitting sessions and a short standing session. Some history of and readings on Buddhism will be included. The program will support us in incorporating meditation into our daily lives, leading to what Buddhists call "right living".

Wednesday evenings, 7 – 8:30 p.m. from April 16 to May 21 (6 sessions), in Room 205.

Register online, or contact the facilitator Diane Strong via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thu. 1 May, 2014

Choir Practice (Thu. 1 May, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

Learn more.

Fri. 2 May, 2014

Celebrate with Song (Fri. 2 May, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

At this commemorative fundraising concert, songs sponsored by members and friends of the congregation will be performed by our Adult Choir and Resident Musicians.

Learn more about the Celebrate with Song concert.

The suggested donation to attend is $15-25 at the door, including refreshments.

Sat. 3 May, 2014

There are no events on this day.

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