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Sun. 17 Apr, 2016 - Sat. 23 Apr, 2016

Sun. 17 Apr, 2016

In Celebration of the Earth (Sun. 17 Apr, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Stephen Scharper.

I am delighted to welcome to our pulpit this week Professor Stephen Bede Scharper, who teaches religion, anthropology, and environmental ethics at The University of Toronto. He is a frequent contributor to The Toronto Star and appears regularly in other media across the country. Dr. Scharper is a delightful, thoughtful speaker, and I’m grateful he has accepted our invitation to join us for Earth Day Sunday. His recent books have focused on the need for a “compassionate ecology” that invites us to rethink and repair our relationship with the earth.

This Sunday, he’ll discuss “Nature Deficit Disorder”—focussing particularly on the need for urban dwellers to reconnect with the natural world. (He’ll also be giving a tutorial during the Time for All Ages on recognizing a dramatic bird call.) I’ll be serving as the Worship Leader on this week, and I’m looking forward to hearing Dr. Scharper’s encouraging message about finding our way toward a more sustainable future.

Enjoy these first real days of Spring!

In love and faith,
Shawn

Postscript:
      In my sermon last Sunday 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. 18 Apr, 2016

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Tue. 19 Apr, 2016

Our Pagan Grove (Tue. 19 Apr, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Could it be that Spring is really here at last? Beltane (Mayday) is not far behind. Join us to explore our experiences of “Revelation” in the context of the joyous Beltane celebration as our Pagan Grove celebrates the Earth-based Sabbats, in combination with the monthly themes of First Unitarian, giving us unique insights.

We honour and borrow from the various traditions of our members, and share the facilitation of our circles. All are welcome.

On the third Tuesday of every month, we meet in the Board Room at 7:15 p.m. for a 7:30 start. Bring drums or snacks if you wish.

Wed. 20 Apr, 2016

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Thu. 21 Apr, 2016

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Fri. 22 Apr, 2016

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Sat. 23 Apr, 2016

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