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Sun. 11 Feb, 2018 - Sat. 17 Feb, 2018

Sun. 11 Feb, 2018

All Kinds of Love (Sun. 11 Feb, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison. For the past few years, Rev. Shawn Newton has presented a special service close to Valentine’s Day called “All Kinds of Love.” It features a sermon of a different sort, made up entirely of poetry and song and offering a fresh look at love from many eloquent perspectives. This year, along with worship leader David Gunn, our resident musicians and choir, and storyteller Peter Brydon, I’m excited to present a curated collection of love poems and songs to lift your mid-February spirits! As the poet Elizabeth Alexander writes, “Human beings have never lived without song, across time and tribe. So poetry has always been necessary, and people have always made it, and shared it, and in some way lived by it.” She goes on to say: “the poem is a force-field against despair.” In an age when words are too-frequently used in the service of deception and aggression, may the words and music we share on Sunday give comfort, spark inspiration and provide nourishment for love within our hearts—that we may offer it to the world. With love, Rev. Lynn View the Order of Service.

Peace and Quiet (Sun. 11 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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.

Mon. 12 Feb, 2018

Meditation Group (Mon. 12 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

We will be meeting on February 12 for meditation and readings. Readings, this month will focus on the meaning of “Right Livelihood” from the Eightfold Path. Please feel free to bring a reading to share with the group. Everyone is welcome, Room 301.

Reconciliation Working Group (Mon. 12 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

All are welcomed to the scheduled meeting in the Boardroom, where we will meet in a circle, checking in with each other, sharing experiences on First Peoples life, and planning congregational activities.

Tue. 13 Feb, 2018

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 13 Feb, 2018 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. 14 Feb, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 15 Feb, 2018

IDEA Group (Thu. 15 Feb, 2018 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. 16 Feb, 2018

Jewish Awareness Group Film - "The Women's Balcony" (Fri. 16 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Jewish Awareness Group is pleased to announce our latest offering, a movie for the times. The Women’s Balcony, a recent Israeli movie, tells the story of a devout religious community suddenly under pressure from a super Orthodox rabbi to observe their faith in a more rigid way. As reviewer Sheila O’Malley writes, “While the mood is that of a gentle and affectionate comedy, the film makes some extremely sharp points about fanaticism, sexism masked as holiness, and tolerance among the faithful.” We will meet in the Library. Popcorn and juice will be served. For more information, please contact Merrilee Brand This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak69d766325c134e80bd3e0209a49ad659').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy69d766325c134e80bd3e0209a49ad659 = 'merrileebrand' + '@'; addy69d766325c134e80bd3e0209a49ad659 = addy69d766325c134e80bd3e0209a49ad659 + 'firstunitariantoronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst:%20JAG%20Film'; var addy_text69d766325c134e80bd3e0209a49ad659 = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloak69d766325c134e80bd3e0209a49ad659').innerHTML += ''+addy_text69d766325c134e80bd3e0209a49ad659+''; or at 416-690-3242.

Sat. 17 Feb, 2018

There are no events on this day.

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