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Sun. 10 Apr, 2016 - Sat. 16 Apr, 2016

Sun. 10 Apr, 2016

Multiple Intelligences (Sun. 10 Apr, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

It’s one of the worst retorts to receive in an argument, especially for Unitarians who have long prided ourselves on the committed use of reason in all things. From the Enlightenment forward, theological liberals have revered reason in religion, usually above all else. And, yet, logic has its limits, and reason doesn’t always prevail. Sometimes our understanding of what is real isn’t completely rational. Instead, it’s based on a feeling in our gut, an experience we can’t quite explain, the input from our senses that don’t neatly square with our individual capacity for reason. Does that make our understanding untrue? I don’t believe so. Instead, I believe it’s a call for us to broaden our appreciation for different ways of knowing ourselves and the world around us. While I deeply cherish our tradition's devotion to reason, I believe it's past time for us to update our rhetoric to reflect other meaningful ways of making sense of what it means to be alive.

See you on Sunday.

In faith and love,
Shawn

Postscript:
      In the sermon I shared a few impressions about my recent visit to Damanhur,
      the eco-spiritual community in the Italian Alps. You can visit their website here,
      and see photos of the elaborate underground temples here.

Mon. 11 Apr, 2016

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Tue. 12 Apr, 2016

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Wed. 13 Apr, 2016

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Thu. 14 Apr, 2016

Creative Writing Exploration (Thu. 14 Apr, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

CALLING ALL WRITERS, DOODLERS, AND NOODLERS!!!

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. 15 Apr, 2016

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Sat. 16 Apr, 2016

UU & You: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism and Toronto First (Sat. 16 Apr, 2016 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. Learn about our history and traditions of worship and governance. Reflect on your own spiritual journey and how it intersects with the UU tradition. Connect more with newcomers and seasoned members alike. Talk with our minister Rev. Shawn Newton and Director of Lifespan Religious Education Angela Klassen.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served first thing, and lunch is also included.

Register here, or contact Intern Minister Stephanie Gannon by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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