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Sun. 5 Oct, 2014 - Sat. 11 Oct, 2014

Sun. 5 Oct, 2014

Awake, arise! (Sun. 5 Oct, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

“Are you awake, yet?”

It’s a common question that may come from a loved one or a co-worker. Especially if we’ve not yet had our coffee or endured a particularly sleepless night. This question is one we’ll be sitting with throughout October as we take up the month’s theme of “Awakening.”

On Sunday we’ll consider what it means to be awake to the world around us—be that defined as far away or close to home. And I’ll ask what it means for us as a congregation. Are we awake to the struggles of our times? Are we paying attention to the real needs of a hurting world? Are we prepared to make a difference by changing lives, starting with our own?

My deepest thanks to everyone who turned out for our inaugural Wednesday night service, The Dinner Table. It was a beautiful, candlelit time of community in the making. I encourage everyone to consider dropping by when you can for this more intimate worship experience. The service begins at 6pm, with soup served around 6:30pm.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, fully awake after our city’s celebration of Nuit Blanche!

In faith and love,
Shawn

Issues & Ideas – Books That Change Our Lives (Sun. 5 Oct, 2014 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm)

In line with First's theme for the month, we shall explore books relevant to thinking about “Awakening”.

You are invited to participate in questions and discussion.

Mon. 6 Oct, 2014

Tue. 7 Oct, 2014

Thinking Through Justice and Morality (Tue. 7 Oct, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

In this four-session program (“Sandel lite”), we will view a selection of videos from the Harvard University (Prof. Michael Sandel) on-line course on “Justice,” discuss them, and then apply our analytical skills to the consideration of similar topics of particular interest to Unitarians.

No extra materials are required, but Prof. Sandel has written a popular book (obtainable from our church bookstore or Amazon.ca) to accompany the original 12-episode Harvard course.

Tuesdays, October 7 to 28 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

Suggested donation $20 for the series or pay what you can.

Wed. 8 Oct, 2014

Meditation Practice (Wed. 8 Oct, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Wednesdays from September 24 to December 3

This opportunity to meditate will be based on Vipassana or breath focused meditation.

The evening will begin with a reading drawn from well respected Buddhist teachers followed by a 30 - 40 minute sitting session.

The session will support members of our congregation in incorporating meditation into their daily lives, leading to what Buddhists call "right living".

In the Buddhist spirit of generosity, each time you attend, please support our congregation with a donation known as dana.

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

Thu. 9 Oct, 2014

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

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

Learn more.

Fri. 10 Oct, 2014

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 11 Oct, 2014

Men's Group (Sat. 11 Oct, 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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