Week 43

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Sun. 19 Oct, 2014 - Sat. 25 Oct, 2014

Sun. 19 Oct, 2014

After the Words (Sun. 19 Oct, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Curtis Murphy, Intern Minister.

April feels like a long time ago, now. But April it was, when Unitarian Universalists from around North America gathered in New York City for the annual Spring Seminar at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO). The focus of this year's seminar was indigenous rights. Conversations around this topic dovetail well with our theme of Awakening this month, given that there appears to be a gradual, if delayed, national awakening to the ongoing issues of justice for indigenous people in Canada. More and more people are asking what it means for us to live in this land, and on this land, and how we can move forward in right relationship with the land's First People's. This Sunday I will share about how my own and my family's history intersects with the colonization of Canada, and we will reflect together on how we fit into this unfolding story. There will also be a special collection taken in support of the UU-UNO. See you there!

Yours on the journey,
Intern Minister

Art Show Reception (Sun. 19 Oct, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)

Reception for Chris Peters's show: Diverse Worlds

Toronto-based artist Chris Peters began painting in earnest as an extension of his love for photography. Combining photographic visuals with mixed media, Peters interprets the world around him in impressionist, abstract and symbolic styles. His paintings express the ways in which the natural world exists with, and despite, the artificial world. Human forms create serenity and tension, and our visual and mnemonic filters change what we have seen to what we may see now.

20% of sales will be donated to USC Canada, a non-profit, international development organization working to improve livelihoods by promoting agricultural diversity.

Mon. 20 Oct, 2014

Yoga (Mon. 20 Oct, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Tue. 21 Oct, 2014

Our Pagan Grove (Tue. 21 Oct, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

All are welcome to join in the Pagan Grove's monthly ritual circle on the third Tuesday of every month. September's ritual will be on the theme of kinship and also the autumnal equinox/harvest.

Gather in the Spirit Play Room at 7 p.m. to prepare for a 7:30 start. Bring drums and snacks if you wish.

Teens and adults of all genders are welcome.

Thinking Through Justice and Morality (Tue. 21 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. 22 Oct, 2014

Meditation Practice (Wed. 22 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. 23 Oct, 2014

Enhancing Our Vision (Thu. 23 Oct, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Are you concerned that vision problems are keeping you from being the person you want to be? This CNIB presentation at First will help you understand vision problems, with information on assistive products and services.

A display of products will be available, questions will be encouraged, and there will be time for talking with others at First who need support with vision problems.

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

Choir Practice (Thu. 23 Oct, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

Learn more.

Fri. 24 Oct, 2014

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 25 Oct, 2014

Feldenkrais Workshop (Sat. 25 Oct, 2014 9:30 am - 12:00 pm)

The Feldenkrais Method helps people of all ages learn to move more easily. By "listening" to your body and observing how you move, you notice unnecessary tension and improve your overall coordination and flexibility. Participants lie on the floor, (bring a mat and small pillow if needed for comfort), and are verbally guided through small, gentle incremental movements, helping to ease painful backs, necks, shoulders and chronic discomfort. Learn how to make friends with your body and do these movements with playful intention.

$5.00 or pay what you can.

Register with Margo Holland by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..