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Sun. 16 Oct, 2016 - Sat. 22 Oct, 2016

Sun. 16 Oct, 2016

The Blessing Beyond Our Fears (Sun. 16 Oct, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

What are we so afraid of?
What are we so afraid of?
What are we so afraid of?
What are we so afraid of?
What are we so afraid of
What are we so afraid of?

It’s a question worth asking, again and again, shifting the emphasis from one word to the next until the answer becomes clear. And it’s a relevant question to ask, given that fear is tied to so much of what is — or at least feels — broken in our world right now.

Fear is, of course, a natural response to the threats we face. Yet, it’s what we do with the fear we feel that matters. Scientists tell us that “fight or flight” are the two options we, along with other animals, typically choose from. But what other options might we exercise? How might we learn to live guided by our faith instead of our fears?

I look forward to our taking up these questions together on Sunday.

In faith and love,
Shawn

First Steps - Step 1 - Belonging At First (Sun. 16 Oct, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

“First Steps” Sessions Are you new to First Unitarian, or ready to revitalize your connection with the congregation? Thisis a friendly and informative way to learn more about our community and the UU tradition. Ideal for those preparing for membership, First Steps provide a way to connect with others, present an engaging introduction to Unitarian Universalism, and offer a time to reflect on your unique life’s calling. All are welcome and lunch is provided. Note: You can attend First Steps sessions in any order, and they are not a prerequisite for membership at First Unitarian. First Steps 1: Belonging At First: Sunday, October 16 at noon to 2:30 pm First Steps 2: UU Principles and Sources: Sunday, October 30 at noon to 2:30 pm First Steps 3: Finding Your Ministry: Date TBA (2017)

Prime Timers Walk (Sun. 16 Oct, 2016 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm)

Folks over 40 are welcomed to walk with us and our route TBA.

At 12:15pm we will gather at the front entrance for walking an hour or less, in sunshine or rain. We meet to adjourn for refreshments afterwards.

Iris Kairow Murray, Gilbert Salgado and John Cummings are looking forward to walking with you.

Mon. 17 Oct, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 18 Oct, 2016

IDEAs Diversity Working Group (Tue. 18 Oct, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

We support and encourage inclusivity, diversity, equality and accessibility in all aspects of congregational life. Our IDEAS Group meets once a month to discuss diversity and share ideas on how we can better welcome and reflect all of Toronto's people. Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

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Wed. 19 Oct, 2016

Book Groups (Wed. 19 Oct, 2016 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

October 19: “The Betrayers” by David Bezmozgis

Thu. 20 Oct, 2016

Fri. 21 Oct, 2016

Sat. 22 Oct, 2016

There are no events on this day.

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