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Sun. 4 Mar, 2018 - Sat. 10 Mar, 2018

Sun. 4 Mar, 2018

At Risk - International Women's Day (Sun. 4 Mar, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison. “I’m here.” “This is me.” “I won’t keep quiet.” “Me, too.” In a year when women’s voices have been rising more clearly than ever, our International Women’s Day service on Sunday, March 4th affirms the rising chorus, and looks at the risks inherent in being silent. “Risk” is our congregational theme for reflection in the month of March. On Sunday, I’ll reflect on what’s at risk when women’s voices are not heard—and when the “sacred feminine” is not fully integrated into life. Come to be inspired by song and story. Then, stay afterward to take part in the festive, intergenerational Purim Party organized by the Jewish Awareness Group, admire the beautiful paintings as our Members’ Art Show opens this weekend, or be stimulated by the “Issues and Ideas” lecture and discussion. As always, we hope you can join us, for what promises to be another Sunday of insight and inspiration at First Unitarian. Blessings, Rev. Lynn View the Order of Service.

Purim Party: A chance to make friends across UU generations (Sun. 4 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Come play together at a Purim Party right after the Sunday service. RE Parents and members of the Jewish Awareness group are hosting this special event to strengthen intergenerational bonds in this community. Our community endures because we pass the torch to each new generation. Friendships that cross generations are special because they give us the chance to feel this tie. We meet the future when we are with our children. We discover our past when we talk with long time members. Deepen your understanding of our community by making friends with members of all ages.

Issues & Ideas: Interdependence (Sun. 4 Mar, 2018 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm)

The congregational theme for February was “Interdependence”. Please join us in the Library after coffee hour for two book reports with special relevance to Black History month and to Black Canadian experience. Bill Belfontaine presents Scarborough: a Novel by Catherine Hernandez - (Bill has been a member of the Scarborough community council and brings us a remarkable novel that follows the lives of three children from diverse backgrounds who inhabit Toronto’s low-income east end) - and Beth Guthrie presents The refugee : the narratives of fugitive slaves in Canada by Benjamin Drew - (originally published in 1856, this book is the only collection of first-hand interviews of fugitive slaves in Canada, and thus an invaluable record of early black Canadian experience.)

Peace and Quiet (Sun. 4 Mar, 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. 5 Mar, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 6 Mar, 2018

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 6 Mar, 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. 7 Mar, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 8 Mar, 2018

Womynspirit Course (Thu. 8 Mar, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Calling the Barge – An Introduction to the Sisterhood of Avalon Join this exploration of the teachings of the Sisterhood of Avalon, a spiritual community of women (inclusively defined) on a journey to cultivate self-determination and personal sovereignty through the five-fold cycle of healing, while building relationships with five Welsh goddesses known through the tales of the Mabinogi: Rhiannon, Ceridwen, Blodeuwedd, Arianhrod, and Branwen. Centred on an exploration of the book “Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery and Inner Wisdom” by Jhenah Telyndru, the founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon. Together we will explore the cycle of healing through the cycle of the moon and the wheel of the year, and explore the stories of each of the goddesses. Co-facilitated by Angela Lytle & Kia LaFey. The facilitators will guide sessions, and the group will function as a gathering of peers to co-explore the work. Note: You will need to borrow or purchase the book Avalon Within. It is also helpful to have a copy of The Avalonian Oracle deck to support our explorations. This six-session series will take place two Thursdays per month: March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register, please send an email message to Angela Lytle and Kate Chung (with “Avalon Course registration” in the subject line), and with your name, email and phone number. Cost: $20 (sliding scale)

Fri. 9 Mar, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 10 Mar, 2018

Men's Group (Sat. 10 Mar, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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