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Sun. 31 Jan, 2016 - Sat. 6 Feb, 2016

Sun. 31 Jan, 2016

Hello From the Other Side (Sun. 31 Jan, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Ben Robins, Seminarian.

Every year around this time, I watch the movie Groundhog Day. Bill Murray’s character is trapped by the weather in a place he doesn’t want to be, surrounded by people he doesn’t want to know. He’s forced by the scriptwriting gods to live the same day over and over again, until he figures out how to connect with those around him.

The Unitarian Universalist movement has had challenges reaching for diversity. Even with our hearts fully into it, something about our habits or context is keeping us from deeper connection with ‘the other.’

This is a near-universal experience. Adele’s pop song “Hello” is resonating with people everywhere, isolated in their own lives, as she calls out, “Hello from the other side.”

If you could use the resilience of human connection, see you Sunday.

Ben

Annual Congregational Budget Meeting (Sun. 31 Jan, 2016 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm)

There will be a meeting of members of the congregation on Sunday, January 31, 2016, in Sunderland Hall, commencing at 12:30pm. Business to be carried out includes:

  1. Approval of the minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.
  2. Approval of the unaudited 2015 financial results.
  3. Approval of the proposed budget for 2016.
  4. Election of a new Lay Chaplain.

A light lunch will be offered at cost following the worship service.

[This notice is given in accordance with By-law 2.14 (iv)].

Mon. 1 Feb, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 2 Feb, 2016

Automated External Defibrillator Training (Tue. 2 Feb, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

First has an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) beside the entrance, for use in the event of a cardiac emergency in or near the building. The more people who know how to use it, the safer our congregation will be! Please come join us for an engaging training session that will cover CPR, AED use and how to assist someone who is choking.

The cost to attend this training is $45.20 and the enrollment deadline is January 21, 2016. To enroll, please contact Zoe King at (416) 624 5986 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(If you are unable to attend, there is another training session on Sunday, February 7.)

Wed. 3 Feb, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 4 Feb, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 5 Feb, 2016

Midwinter Retreat (All day)

This year's 27th Annual Midwinter Retreat will incorporate a playful spirit, with the theme Inside Out: Being Yourself in the World. Workshops will include origami, snowshoeing, yoga, drama improv, music/jam circles, discussion groups, tobogganing, nature walks, cabaret night, card and board games and inspirational worship. There will also be special programming for lay chaplains, titled Lay Chaplaincy: Be Yourself; Be Your Role, co-facilitated by Linda Thomson and Peter Brydon.

We offer discounted prices to all who register prior to January 4 (postmark date), with a special discount for everyone under 40. Day rates and some partial subsidies are also available, and we encourage subsidy applications.

Further information, including program details, the brochure and directions to Cedar Glen YMCA, are available on our retreat website.

Sat. 6 Feb, 2016

Midwinter Retreat (All day)

This year's 27th Annual Midwinter Retreat will incorporate a playful spirit, with the theme Inside Out: Being Yourself in the World. Workshops will include origami, snowshoeing, yoga, drama improv, music/jam circles, discussion groups, tobogganing, nature walks, cabaret night, card and board games and inspirational worship. There will also be special programming for lay chaplains, titled Lay Chaplaincy: Be Yourself; Be Your Role, co-facilitated by Linda Thomson and Peter Brydon.

We offer discounted prices to all who register prior to January 4 (postmark date), with a special discount for everyone under 40. Day rates and some partial subsidies are also available, and we encourage subsidy applications.

Further information, including program details, the brochure and directions to Cedar Glen YMCA, are available on our retreat website.

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