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Sun. 26 Nov, 2017 - Sat. 2 Dec, 2017

Sun. 26 Nov, 2017

What's in a Name? (Sun. 26 Nov, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

On Sunday, as we wrap up this month’s theme of Identity, I’ll be exploring in my sermon how we, as Unitarian Universalists—and particularly we, as the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto—describe ourselves to the wider world. It’s not easy. For starters, our name is a mouthful! And our theology is notoriously challenging to get across in a simple way. But explaining who we are is quite simple when we speak not to what we believe, but describe how we put those beliefs into practice. I look forward to reflecting with you on how our values help us to seek, connect, and serve.

By the way, this will be a great Sunday to invite someone you know to come along with you. For many years, our congregation had a tradition of “Bring a Friend” Sundays. We are happy to revive this practice. Going forward, Lynn and I will endeavour to indicate in First Light when we think an upcoming service will be particularly meaningful (and comfortable) for newcomers. Likewise, we’ll indicate in the listing of upcoming sermon titles in New Horizons those services to which it would be most appropriate to invite guests. So, let us share the gifts of our congregation with others!

In faith and love,
Shawn

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

Dring coffee hour we will be signing letters calling for the release of Iranian human rights defenders Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Arash Sadeghi, who were arrested and detained just for peacefully promoting human rights. Everyone has the right to express themselves in peaceful ways.

Issues & Ideas: Identity (Sun. 26 Nov, 2017 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Please join us in the library, after the coffee hour this Sunday, to hear two speakers consider how the books they have chosen challenge our thinking about Identity.

Helen Kong will present One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter by Scaachi, and Kimberly Watson will discuss The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life by Kenneth Gergen.

Come and listen - think - share.

Mon. 27 Nov, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 28 Nov, 2017

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 28 Nov, 2017 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

We Agnostics is a program like Alcoholics Anonynmous in which participants are not asked to believe in anything except that recovery is possible. See WeAgnostics.com for more information.

Wed. 29 Nov, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 30 Nov, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 1 Dec, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 2 Dec, 2017

Preparing for Winter (Sat. 2 Dec, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

It’s time to spruce up First before the snows arrive.

Today your fellow Unitarians will be painting, fixing, moving and tidying the building in preparation for the winter months ahead. We’d love to have you help out.

The more hands, the faster we can go! No skills are needed except the willingness to work (a bit) hard, get dirty and have fun. Pizza lunch will be provided.

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