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Sun. 30 Sep, 2018 - Sat. 6 Oct, 2018

Sun. 30 Sep, 2018

Joyful is the Dark (Sun. 30 Sep, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison. On Sunday, September 30th our series on "Joy" continues, with a look at joy's shadow side. Plus, we mark our annual Central America Sunday, celebrating the ongoing work of many in our congregation to help build schools and a community centre in Honduras and Guatemala. Given the depth of challenges people face both globally and locally, finding joy can at times seem almost impossible. Many have found that service to others can provide a route toward the joy they seek. As well, many teachers have shown us that even "dark nights of the soul" can lead to deep meaning and joyful purpose. The hymn "Joyful is the Dark" describes a "spirit of the deep" that can help us find a way through the darkness. After Sunday's service, in addition to special food, piñatas and more festivities, an "At First" workshop will take place (more details and registration information below). If you're new to our community, or would like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and First Unitarian, join me and Angela Klassen for "At First: Seek" on Sunday afternoon. Wishing you joy, Lynn View the Order of Service.

Central America Sunday (Sun. 30 Sep, 2018 10:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Join us for a celebration of twenty-two years of helping hard working families in Central America help themselves. There will be decorations, food, handicrafts, piñatas for the children, and a special collection – the proceeds of which will create bursaries for youth and young adults from First who volunteer to build schools in Honduras this winter. Please be generous with your support. Join in the spirit of the day – wear something colourful!

Reconciliation Working Group Film (Sun. 30 Sep, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Bee Nation follows the inspirational stories of Indigenous youth living on reserves in Saskatchewan as they participate in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada. We follow and cheer on three winners to Toronto for the National Spelling Bee.

At First: Seek (Sun. 30 Sep, 2018 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm)

Join Rev. Lynn Harrison and Angela Klassen in Spirit Play Room #205 for an engaging workshop themed on First Unitarian's vision of "Seek-Connect-Serve." "At First: Seek" provides an introduction to UU Principles and Sources and Unitarian history...great for newcomers and anyone wanting to deepen their connection to First Unitarian and UUism! (Light lunch provided, small donation appreciated.) To register, use this form or contact Rev. Lynn Harrison by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakaadf1c27b2efc7f5d94b5161b1639618').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyaadf1c27b2efc7f5d94b5161b1639618 = 'LynnHarrison' + '@'; addyaadf1c27b2efc7f5d94b5161b1639618 = addyaadf1c27b2efc7f5d94b5161b1639618 + 'firstunitariantoronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst: At First Seek'; var addy_textaadf1c27b2efc7f5d94b5161b1639618 = 'by email';document.getElementById('cloakaadf1c27b2efc7f5d94b5161b1639618').innerHTML += ''+addy_textaadf1c27b2efc7f5d94b5161b1639618+''; . Coming Up: "At First: Connect" on Oct. 21st and "At First: Serve" on Nov. 11th.

Peace and Quiet (Sun. 30 Sep, 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. 1 Oct, 2018

The Meditation Group (Mon. 1 Oct, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Meditation Group will be meeting in Room 301 for meditation and readings. Please feel free to bring a reading to share with the group. Everyone is welcome.

Tue. 2 Oct, 2018

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 2 Oct, 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. 3 Oct, 2018

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Thu. 4 Oct, 2018

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Fri. 5 Oct, 2018

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Sat. 6 Oct, 2018

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