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Sun. 9 Nov, 2014 - Sat. 15 Nov, 2014

Sun. 9 Nov, 2014

Anthem for Doomed Youth (Sun. 9 Nov, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton & Ann Shafer.

As we approach Remembrance Day, red poppies have bloomed, far and wide again this fall, a ubiquitous sign of gratitude and admiration for those who’ve served in the country’s armed forces. And, there are also to be found, though less plentiful, white poppies, a sign of aspiration for peace and non-violence. I appreciate the traditions behind both colours, which perhaps speaks to the ambivalence I feel about war. By ambivalence, I don’t mean indifference—which the word is sometimes thought to mean—but rather it’s truest definition of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something.

The same has been true for Unitarian Universalism for much of our history. People often assume we are part of the “Peace Church” traditions, such as the Quakers and Mennonites. Our story, though, is much more complicated. On Sunday, I’ll share part of that story and explore where we, as a faith, might go from here to promote peace in the world.

I’ll be joined in the pulpit this week by Anna Schafer for a powerful reflection about her experience of growing up in Germany, near the Dutch border, in the wake of World War II.

In faith and love,
Shawn

Mon. 10 Nov, 2014

Tue. 11 Nov, 2014

There are no events on this day.

Wed. 12 Nov, 2014

Meditation Practice (Wed. 12 Nov, 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. 13 Nov, 2014

Choir Practice (Thu. 13 Nov, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

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Fri. 14 Nov, 2014

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Sat. 15 Nov, 2014

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