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Sun. 8 Feb, 2015 - Sat. 14 Feb, 2015

Sun. 8 Feb, 2015

Midwinter Retreat (All day)

All UU's are invited to join us February 6-8 for the 26th annual Midwinter Retreat, Playing in the UU Spirit, at the picturesque Cedar Glen YMCA Outdoor Centre in Bolton.

This retreat offers great food, accommodations, fellowship, spiritual nourishment and fun.

Members Meghan Edmonds and Owen Smith will be leading an improv workshop, and there will be discussion groups, art, snowshoeing, drumming, yoga, tobogganing, nature walks, cabaret night, card and board games, a live band and inspirational worship.

Register before December 21 for discounted prices. There is a special “Twerty discount” for everyone under 40, and day rates and some partial subsidies are also available.

See the Toronto First website for program info, our brochure, and directions, or visit our table at coffee hour.

Contacts: Tanya Cothran, Chair by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or or Helen Iacovino, Registrar by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 416-499-7049.

Everybody Else (Sun. 8 Feb, 2015 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Curtis Murphy, Intern Minister.

"The only constant is change." It's an axiom we're all familiar with, and in contains a large kernel of truth. But not everything changes at the same pace. Sometimes, in our lives and in our world, things change so fast it feels impossible to keep up. And then sometimes, the changes we most hope for take forever to materialize, if they materialize at all.

Our experience of change is coloured by our relationship to time. In a fast-paced world, we tend to see time in small units: a few years, a few days, a few seconds. What would a more expansive understanding of time look like and feel like? What might we stand to gain from a worldview grounded in "deep time?" These are some of the questions we'll be exploring in Sunday. See you there!

Yours on the journey,
Curtis

Issues & Ideas – Books That Change Our Lives (Sun. 8 Feb, 2015 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm)

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

  • Curtis Murphy will review Revolutionaries: Unlocking the Cultural and Spiritual Potential of Science's Greatest Idea by Carter Phipps.
  • Michael Battenberg will review The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (1992, repr 2005) by Jared Diamond.
  • You are invited to participate in questions and discussion., in our Library (next to Workman Hall).

    Mon. 9 Feb, 2015

    There are no events on this day.

    Tue. 10 Feb, 2015

    There are no events on this day.

    Wed. 11 Feb, 2015

    The Dinner Table (Wed. 11 Feb, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

    Evening worship service in Workman Hall, centred around a simple meal of soup and bread, an hour in intentional, intergenerational community, sharing food and conversation, framed by a simple liturgy of words and music.

    Dinner Table
     

    If you can volunteer to wash dishes or cook soup, please contact our ministerial intern, Curtis Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Doors open at 5:30.

    Womynspirit: Becoming Women of Wisdom (Wed. 11 Feb, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

    Becoming Women of Wisdom is a program in 13 circles running Wednesday nights from February 4 to April 29 designed to enable groups of women to explore and deepen their experience of themselves as wise older women and claim their power. The curriculum includes poetry, story, art, music, song and dance to help women connect to the profound meaning of this life passage. It concludes with a joyous ceremony as participants celebrate their new status and name themselves queen, crone, elder, or grandmother.

    This program is designed for women who are perimenopausal, are entering or have passed through menopause. Women of all cultural backgrounds, faiths and levels of knowledge/experience are warmly welcomed. Those who have already been croned may still enjoy this program and it would be great to have you join us.

    
Cost: $40 or pay-what-you-can (for course materials)

    
For more information and to register, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Thu. 12 Feb, 2015

    Choir Practice (Thu. 12 Feb, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

    Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

    You are welcome to join us.

    Learn more.

    Fri. 13 Feb, 2015

    There are no events on this day.

    Sat. 14 Feb, 2015

    There are no events on this day.