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Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 - Sat. 4 Mar, 2017

Sun. 26 Feb, 2017

Why Black Lives Matter (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Asha Philar, Rev. Shawn Newton.

Recent events south of the border have challenged Canadians to grapple with the overt but more often insidious ways racism plays out in our country. Here at home, Black Lives Matter Toronto has demanded our city examine the structural racism they contend disproportionately targets black lives, with sometimes deadly results. When BLMT shut down Toronto’s Pride Parade with a sit-in last June, they caught people’s attention—and rage. The actions of Black Lives Matter Toronto have generated strong reactions. What does this moment ask of us as Unitarians? On Sunday, I will be joined in the pulpit by Asha Philar, a remarkable young adult with whom I’ve been in a rich dialogue on these issues for the past many months. I look forward to our being able to share our thoughts with you. In the meantime, I invite you to visit the website of Black Lives Matter Toronto to learn more.

In faith and love,
Shawn

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Amnesty International (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Everyone has the right to clean, drinkable water and adequate sanitation. During coffee hour we will sign letters to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development requesting immediate measures to address the needs of First Nations communities.

Congregational Conversation on Social Justice (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm)

All members and friends of First are invited to come together for a conversation about the place of social justice in our life as a congregation, especially in a changing world. What are we called to do? What are we called to do together? These and other questions will guide our time of discernment.

Lunch and childcare will be available.

Mon. 27 Feb, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 28 Feb, 2017

Wed. 1 Mar, 2017

Healing Circles (Wed. 1 Mar, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm)

Today and on March 29 Ilene Cummings and Danielle Webber will be offering sessions focused on bringing more healing into the world, both personally and globally. Spend time in meditation, intentionally sending healing thoughts into the universe, and sharing of true anecdotes of hope and healing.

Join us for one session or for both, in Spirit Play.

Thu. 2 Mar, 2017

Fri. 3 Mar, 2017

Jewish Awareness Group Film (Fri. 3 Mar, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

And Now For Something Completely Different

The Jewish Awareness Group thinks that we all need to laugh during these trying times, so the movie we have selected for Jewish film night is a British comedy entitled Dough.

A Kosher London bakery is struggling and facing a hostile takeover bid from a cut-throat developer who wants to tear it down. When the owner’s apprentice quits, he reluctantly hires Ayyash, a Muslim immigrant from Africa who incidentally has a part-time business selling marijuana on the side. When his assistant makes an unplanned recipe to his bread making, business booms! This is a feel-good movie!

Dough will be shown in the Library at First Unitarian. Popcorn and juice will be served.

For further information, contact Merrilee Brand This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 416-690-3242.

Sat. 4 Mar, 2017

Fundraising Concert (Sat. 4 Mar, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Acclaimed UU musician Hal Walker will join Rev. Lynn Harrison in a fundraising concert for First Unitarian.

Voted "Cleveland's best musician" for two years in a row, Hal will be backed by the lush harmonies of his vocal trio, and Rev. Lynn will present a full set of her own compelling songs.

$20 at the door, with half of the proceeds donated to our congregation.

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