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Sun. 10 Dec, 2017 - Sat. 16 Dec, 2017

Sun. 10 Dec, 2017

"To Be Here" (Sun. 10 Dec, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.

What does it mean to be truly present in a place, in a community or in a relationship?

To be here—in the many ways “here” can be defined—calls us to be present to the others who are with us: to share space, to listen deeply and to open ourselves up to new understandings. It also calls us to take action toward the healing of injustice and the upholding of human rights: to be present to our ever-present ability to make a difference in this world.

This Sunday, we continue to explore December’s theme of “Presence” while observing Amnesty Sunday when we celebrate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, and support the work of Amnesty International.

In addition, we welcome First Nations artists Joseph Sagaj and Keitha Keeshig-Tobias, whose art will be exhibited in Sunderland Hall throughout the month of December. We're honoured to have Joseph speak with us during the service.

As well, we'll hear the stunning anthem “There's a Sweet Spirit” and an inspiring earth-centered story about the willingness to be present in service to others.

In all these many ways, and more, we'll explore the many dimensions of what it means "to be here."

I hope you can be here, with us, on Sunday morning.

View the Order of Service.

Amnesty International (Sun. 10 Dec, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Today we will celebrate International Human Rights Day as part of our Amnesty Sunday activities.

We will participate in Amnesty’s Write for Rights focusing on Indigenous rights defenders and other human rights defenders.

There will be a special collection for Amnesty International followed by Amnesty letter signing during coffee hour along with Amnesty merchandise and then an Indigenous art reception.

Peace & Quiet (Sun. 10 Dec, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Sunday evening in Sunderland Hall join us for a contemplative worship service.

The chalice will be lit, ambient music will be played, opening words will be offered, and there will be a lengthy and deep shared silence during which you may simply be. The service will end after almost an hour with closing words and the extinguishing of the chalice.

Come join us - claim a time for peace and quiet.

Mon. 11 Dec, 2017

Meditation Group (Mon. 11 Dec, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

We will be meeting in Room 301 for meditation and readings. Please feel free to bring a reading to share with the group.

In honour of Bodhi Day, readings will focus on the concept of enlightenment.

Everyone is welcome.

Tue. 12 Dec, 2017

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 12 Dec, 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. 13 Dec, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 14 Dec, 2017

Crafting (Thu. 14 Dec, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

An opportunity to gather, reflect on creativity and the creative process, work on craft projects, socialize, and learn new skills from one another. Bring your own portable craft project to work on. If desired, we can work on a project together once a month.

We will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Wendy Peebles' house near Dufferin and Bloor.

For more information, please contact Wendy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 416 536 4123.

IDEA Group (Thu. 14 Dec, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) Group meets on the third Thursday of each month in the Boardroom.

Everyone is welcome!

Fri. 15 Dec, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 16 Dec, 2017

There are no events on this day.

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