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Sun. 6 Mar, 2016 - Sat. 12 Mar, 2016

Sun. 6 Mar, 2016

Spiritual Transformation & The Vagina Monologues (Sun. 6 Mar, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Stephanie Gannon and Members of the Cast of The Vagina Monologues.

This Sunday we'll be marking International Women's Day and celebrating the tremendous success of our Vagina Monologues production in mid-February, which was a fundraiser for Sistering, a wonderful Toronto-based organization that supports women in need. Four of the cast members will give reflections on how being in Eve Ensler's play and inhabiting other women's voices changed them.

In my short homily, I'll be looking at why this project was important for First as a religious community. How have we as a congregation been transformed by putting on Ensler's play? How might we carry forward this sacred work of honouring women's bodies and lives in our journey as a people of Renewal?

Be sure to join us this Sunday for a memorable service dedicated to women.


(Read Stephanie's homily and the reflections of four of the actors.)

Issues and Ideas (Sun. 6 Mar, 2016 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

The congregational theme for the month of March is “Renewal”.

At our book circle we shall look at two books that treat different aspects of this theme:

  • Ellen Campbell will review The Selma Awakening by Mark Morrison-Reid.
  • Lorraine Wilson will review Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Engineered Society of the Future by Michael Bess.

Come and join us in the Library after coffee for a lively discussion.

Twerty Somethings (Sun. 6 Mar, 2016 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm)

Looking for a little fun and friendship, all while getting filled up on some great food! Well, this Sunday, and the first Sunday of every month, the Twenty and Thirty Something crowd hit up Union Social for Brunch. We'll meet at the welcome table, just outside of the main hall, and head for brunch around 12:15. Can't wait to see you!

Mon. 7 Mar, 2016

Aboriginal Awareness Group (Mon. 7 Mar, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Aboriginal awareness volunteers gather to plan events and educational materials for the benefit of the church and the wider community. Participants bring their knowledge, ignorance, and teachings to converge into something interesting to share through working by consensus on projects.

In room 305.

Tue. 8 Mar, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Wed. 9 Mar, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 10 Mar, 2016

Creative Writing Exploration (Thu. 10 Mar, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)


Connecting with your creative self is a practice charged with delight and discovery. Of the many ways to express your creativity, writing is one of the most accessible. With prompts, exercises, and structure we’ll create imagery, ideas, drama, and self-reflection. Come stretch those muscles that connect heart and head to hand and page.

In Workman Hall, six Thursdays starting March 10.

To confirm your attendance, or to get more information, contact Catherine Lake at 416-906-9911 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. 11 Mar, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 12 Mar, 2016

There are no events on this day.

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