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Sun. 4 Dec, 2016 - Sat. 10 Dec, 2016

Sun. 4 Dec, 2016

Looking at the Other (Sun. 4 Dec, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Duck Buck.

This Sunday, we’re celebrating the second Advent Sunday, lighting the Bodhi Candle, and remembering the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and certainly sending thoughts and love to our ministers Shawn, Lynn, and Danielle who are witnessing today at Standing Rock, North Dakota. They are responding to a call from Chief Arvol Looking Horse who has asked for the clergy of all faiths to stand peacefully with their youth in prayer.

I’m very happy that Shawn has asked me to step in and preach. I had already drafted a sermon to be offered on Aboriginal Day next June. Now you get to hear it six months earlier! It’s called “Looking at the Other.” In this sermon, the “Other” is Indigenous people in Canada, but “Others” can be black people, women, Jews, Muslims, LGBTT people — anyone. Can we become aware of our own unconscious racism, which was ingrained in us by our culture? Can we confront kindly these prejudices in ourselves and in our lives with others?

With love, Doug

Amnesty International (Sun. 4 Dec, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

As our ministers support Indigenous rights in Standing Rock we will celebrate Amnesty Sunday with a special collection for Amnesty International followed by letter actions supporting Indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad.

There will be Amnesty merchandise sales during coffee hour and an art reception for Indigenous artists.

Issues & Ideas: Expectation (Sun. 4 Dec, 2016 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Our Issues & Ideas program will continue to bring reviews of interesting books relevant to the congregational themes. The congregational theme this month is Expectation.

Lynn Hughes will discuss Christ for Unitarian Universalists: a New Dialogue with Traditional Christianity by Scotty McLennan, and Gerta Moray will review The Mystical Landscape: From Van Gogh to Emily Carr, the AGO exhibition and its catalogue now available in our Library.

Do come and join the discussion in the Library on Sunday after the coffee hour.

Mon. 5 Dec, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 6 Dec, 2016

Wed. 7 Dec, 2016

Meditation and Readings (Wed. 7 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

On the 8th day of the 12th month, after sitting all night in meditation, Siddhārtha Gautama (who would become known as Shakyamuni Buddha) became enlightened.

We celebrate with an evening of meditation and readings on December 7th. Please bring your own cushion or bench (chairs will also be provided). Bringing readings to share is encouraged but not required.

All are welcome.

Thu. 8 Dec, 2016

Fri. 9 Dec, 2016

Sat. 10 Dec, 2016

There are no events on this day.

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