Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton
This week we celebrate our annual Flower Communion ceremony. Everyone is invited to bring a flower to contribute toward our dazzling bouquet, which represents the diversity at the heart of our community. (There will be extra flowers available for those unable to bring one.) The service will feature the wonderful sounds of Jack Zorawski's jazz combo. I'll offer a reflection on the enduring meaning of ritual in our lives. And at the end of the service, just before everyone is invited to take a flower home, we'll make an announcement about an exciting change at First.
I'm grateful to the members of our congregation who travelled to Vancouver last week to attend the annual conference of The Canadian Unitarian Council. We adopted a new mission statement, heard a compelling Confluence Lecture calling us to live with more heart and more compassion, and delved deeper into the work of reconciliation with our Aboriginal neighbours.
A reminder that the many musicians of our congregation will share their gifts in a concert on Friday, May 27th. Come out and help us Celebrate with Song!
I'm looking forward to basking in our shared bouquet on Sunday.
In faith and love,