Sermon by Danielle Webber, Summer Minister.
It has now been a year. I started my relationship with First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto on Aug 23rd last year, and this Sunday will be my last with you all for the time being. A lot of things have happened this year, and I have had the opportunity to learn from and along side the congregation.
Of course, one of the largest learnings for me, as I am sure it has been for many of you, has been the changes that the congregation has gone through with the sale of the building. To witness the consciousness and integrity that has gone into communicating with one another, the patience and the desire to make the best decisions and to hear everyone’s opinion, has been heartening and inspiring. One way to look at these changes is through the Roller Coaster of Change that Rev. Shawn Newton has been talking about for the last several years, and that the Real Estate Task Force has also used as a tool during Congregational Conversations. But it is only one way to look at change theory. I hope that this Sunday, the last of ours together, I can offer a few different ways to experience this path that the congregation is on. These frameworks are just a new way to help us make sense of the world around us, and so I hope to offer new frameworks, and different language for you during the next months and years, as the community goes through the ups and downs of changes.
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