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Sun. 2 Oct, 2016 - Sat. 8 Oct, 2016

Sun. 2 Oct, 2016

Blessed Being (Sun. 2 Oct, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.

In the words of Abraham Joshua Heschel, “Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.”

As we begin the month of October, in which we’ll explore the theme of “blessing,” we consider how our own unique lives are inherently blessed…and how we may, in turn, offer the “blessing of our being” to the world through our presence, love and service.

This Sunday, I’ll be entering into a shared covenant with First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, as together we seek to discern how we may contribute to a better and more just world. For many, this is an especially holy time, as Rosh Hashana begins at sundown to mark the Jewish New Year. Also as October begins, we launch our annual Canvass, recognizing the many blessings we enjoy as part of the Toronto First community and renewing our annual commitment to its well being and vitality.

The salutation “Blessed be!” originated in a Wiccan ritual that honours all aspects of the human person. On October 2nd, we create sacred space to welcome each blessed individual among us—and the blessing of life itself.

Issues & Ideas: Blessing (Sun. 2 Oct, 2016 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm)

In the Library, after coffee, we shall consider two books that question how we regard our lives - one contemporary, the other by a Roman emperor who lived “Just when the gods had ceased to be, and the Christ had not yet come, ... when man stood alone.”

Herb Wright reviews Marguerite Yourcenar's 'Memoirs of Hadrian' ; Lorraine Wilson reviews Julia Cameron's 'Blessings: Prayers and Declarations for a Heartful Life.'

Everyone is welcome.

Mon. 3 Oct, 2016

Aboriginal Awareness Group (Mon. 3 Oct, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

We will meet to continue to develop further planning and prioritizing our work groups.

Gilbert will open the meeting, in the Board Room.

As usual, our meeting is open to all.

Tue. 4 Oct, 2016

Wed. 5 Oct, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 6 Oct, 2016

Fri. 7 Oct, 2016

Sat. 8 Oct, 2016

There are no events on this day.

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