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Sun. 5 Feb, 2017 - Sat. 11 Feb, 2017

Sun. 5 Feb, 2017

The History of a Nation, the Future of a Congregation (Sun. 5 Feb, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Danielle Webber, Intern Minister.

This month our theme is “Love and Justice” to coincide with the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Sharing our Faith month. Love and Justice come from the new Vision Statement approved at the May 2016 Annual Conference and Meeting “We, as Canadian Unitarian Universalists, envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice.”

This week will be looking at how human relationships in the history of Canada have fallen short on this vision. A history of promises made, and of promises broken. A history that started hundreds of years ago, and a history that happened just last week. How can we, as Canadian Unitarian Universalists live into this vision of our world? As we learn about the people that we share this country with, both those who have been here for centuries, and those only just arriving, can we begin to forge a sense of interdependence?

After the service I will be offering a Question and Answer session for the group that I will be facilitating over the next three months: The Reconciliation Reflection Group will be looking at the CUCs Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection guide and discussing “understanding colonization, connecting to the present realities and racism, healing and building resilience, and reconciliation through justice work and relationship building.” Please join me and the Aboriginal Awareness Group in Shaw Hall at 12:00 pm.

With Love,
Danielle

View the Order of Service.

Art Show Opening Reception (Sun. 5 Feb, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Jordan Clarke is a Toronto-based artist who uses the female form to explore themes of self and identity. A mixed-race woman, she uses her background to explore and question identity and all the contradictions that come with being mixed-race. The central focus of her work is empowerment through self-representation.

Something In-between invites us to see ourselves and each other in new ways. By forming a strong black identity, one that is inclusive and celebrates individual uniqueness and diversity, Clarke calls us to rise above the divisive colonial legacy of shadeism.

“The women in my paintings are aware, confident, and empowered in their skin. They are affirming what is true for them — they are a collective of Black self-love.”

The exhibit runs until February 26.

Mon. 6 Feb, 2017

UU Biographies (Mon. 6 Feb, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join us for a series of PowerPoint lectures with short biographies of Unitarians and Universalists, one letter at a time. With this format, each talk stands on its own, but after a few talks you'll have a good overview of UU history.

The biographies are often funny, often inspiring, sometimes scandalous. Talks are organised into sections: Arts, Science, Government, Education, Religion, and (my favourite) Agents of Change. Within each section, we go from oldest to youngest by birthday, to get a sense of what happened when.

Each talk is about an hour, so sessions are about 90 minutes with discussion.

John has collecting these stories for 7 years and has made it to letter K. He is going to make it exactly 26 talks by hook or by crook, but not one per letter; there are two talks for B, three for C, and so on. Rooms to be announced.

 

  • October 11: A is for Amazing Unitarians
  • November 8: B is for Brave Unitarians
  • December 14: B is for Brilliant Unitarians
  • January 11: C is for Creative Unitarians
  • February 8: C is for Clever Unitarians
  • March 15: C is for Courageous Unitarians
  • April 12: D is for Dynamic Unitarians
  • May 17: D is for Dedicated Unitarians
  • June 14: E is for Exciting Unitarians

 

Please register here. (There will be seats available for drop in guests.)

Aboriginal Awareness Group (Mon. 6 Feb, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Our regular rescheduled meeting is open (all are welcomed), where we plan our different projects for the congregation, and share our collective experiences in Aboriginal current events.

Tue. 7 Feb, 2017

Wed. 8 Feb, 2017

Bok Group (Wed. 8 Feb, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

February 8: “The Mistress of Nothing” by Kate Pullinger

Thu. 9 Feb, 2017

Fri. 10 Feb, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 11 Feb, 2017

Men's Group (Sat. 11 Feb, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All men are welcome to this discussion group.

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