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Sun. 16 Apr, 2017 - Sat. 22 Apr, 2017

Sun. 16 Apr, 2017

Turning toward the Morning (Sun. 16 Apr, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

You may have heard there are serious discussions underway to come to a common, fixed date for Easter. Pope Francis and leaders of the Orthodox, Coptic, and Anglican Churches have been in dialogue over the past couple of years to agree upon a shared system for determining the date for the most important date in the Christian calendar. If this goes forward—and it seems it just might, after many previous efforts have failed—in five to ten years, Easter would always occur on a given Sunday in mid-April. There would be advantages to this, to be sure.

A significant disadvantage to my mind, though, is that Easter won't likely align with Passover, or at least not as frequently as it currently does. For me, there is something powerful about taking the messages of these two religious holidays together. As a preacher, I find it fruitful to sit with what both traditions have to say, side by side. This year, more than most, I’m looking to what Passover and Easter have to say to us about resistance, and I’m finding there are enduring messages for us to hear. I look forward to celebrating these two traditions with you all on Sunday, and welcoming the renewal of the natural world all around us, too.

Happy Passover! Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

In faith and love,
Shawn

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Mon. 17 Apr, 2017

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Tue. 18 Apr, 2017

IDEAs Diversity Working Group (Tue. 18 Apr, 2017 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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Pagan Grove (Tue. 18 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Paganism 101.

Deepen your understanding of Paganism within Unitarianism.

Our Pagan Grove will be facilitating the UU program "Paganism 101" from Feb to May 2017 - on the 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 PM.

All are welcome. Suggested donation $20 (to cover cost of materials).

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Wed. 19 Apr, 2017

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Thu. 20 Apr, 2017

Fri. 21 Apr, 2017

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Sat. 22 Apr, 2017

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