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Sun. 2 Apr, 2017 - Sat. 8 Apr, 2017

Sun. 2 Apr, 2017

Satyagraha (Sun. 2 Apr, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

In the current global political climate, with tensions running high, with, quite literally, matters of life and death being handled in increasingly partisan ways, I have heard something new—something I've never heard before. I've heard calls to action amongst progressives that don't rule out the possibility of violence. As one who often says “how is more important than what,” I find this deeply concerning.

In April, our congregation turns to the theme of Resistance, which, though chosen over a year ago, feels particularly timely. (You can find April’s New Horizons here.) Through our Journey Groups and from the pulpit in the coming weeks, we'll consider the many meanings of resistance in our lives. This Sunday, I will take up non-violent resistance, looking to the threads of Unitarian history and theology to explore what resistance means in our tradition. I'll also share Gandhi's notion of "satyagraha," or "soul force." The choir will sing beautiful music based on the words of Rabindrinath Tagore, the Bengali poet (and Unitarian) who won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature.

In faith and love,
Shawn

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Mon. 3 Apr, 2017

UU Biographies (Mon. 3 Apr, 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. 3 Apr, 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/Indigenous current events.

We will gather in the Library in a circle style meeting.

Tue. 4 Apr, 2017

Wed. 5 Apr, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 6 Apr, 2017

Fri. 7 Apr, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 8 Apr, 2017

Men's Group (Sat. 8 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All men are welcome to this discussion group.

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