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Sun. 12 Oct, 2014 - Sat. 18 Oct, 2014

Sun. 12 Oct, 2014

Awakening to Gratitude (Sun. 12 Oct, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

I cringe a bit whenever I hear a parent instruct their child to “say thank you.” I know that custom and good manners expect it, and I appreciate that moments of gratitude, sometimes, quite obviously, need to directly pointed out to an otherwise oblivious child. I realize that most, if not all parents been mortified at some point by their child’s seeming indifference. Yet, real gratitude comes from the heart. It can’t truly to be conjured or compelled. It just wells up, and there’s nothing really that can stop it once it does. Gratitude is genuine; otherwise, it’s not gratitude.

So how do we awaken to a life of gratitude? And why should we bother? I look forward to taking up these questions on Sunday at our annual Thanksgiving service with our harvest communion of heart bread and cider.

Following the service, join us for our Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner. Food donations are encouraged, but if you’re not able to being a dish to share, a financial contribution will also be welcome.

If I don’t see you on Sunday, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. May we all celebrate the great gifts of life with genuine and lasting gratitude.

In faith and love,
Shawn

Thanksgiving Lunch (Sun. 12 Oct, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Please join us to celebrate Thanksgiving and bring something to share for a pot luck lunch on Sunday, October 12th.

Everyone is welcome. A small contribution is welcome from those unable to bring food. Watch for more details next week.

Mon. 13 Oct, 2014

Tue. 14 Oct, 2014

Thinking Through Justice and Morality (Tue. 14 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. 15 Oct, 2014

Meditation Practice (Wed. 15 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. 16 Oct, 2014

Choir Practice (Thu. 16 Oct, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

Learn more.

Fri. 17 Oct, 2014

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Sat. 18 Oct, 2014

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