Week 48

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Sun. 25 Nov, 2018 - Sat. 1 Dec, 2018

Sun. 25 Nov, 2018

The Examined Life: How then shall I live? (Sun. 25 Nov, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.

Over the past six Sundays, we’ve considered what it means to live “the examined life.” Reflecting on our identities, our roots, our regrets and our hopes, we’ve gone on quite a journey of self-examination together. Where has it led us?

On Sunday, November 25th, we ask ourselves “How, then, shall I live?” with new self-awareness, in light of the world’s needs and our unique callings. Each of us will answer this question differently (and at different times during our lives)…but exploring it together can not only bring us closer as a community, but also help us deepen in our personal journeys of spiritual growth.

With the help of many wisdom voices, we’ll look in the mirror (not for the last time!), affirm the inherent beauty and meaning of every life, and be inspired by favourite songs sung by the First Unitarian choir.

Join us on Sunday, as together we seek to live in peace, love and grace.


View the Order of Service.

Amnesty International (Sun. 25 Nov, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

During coffee hour we will write to Mexico calling for the protection of Indigenous human rights defenders in the Coloradas de la Virgen community and investigation of the killing of Julián Carrillo.

Issues & Ideas: Courage (Sun. 25 Nov, 2018 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm)

Our open discussion circle will meet in the Library, with reports on two books.

On the theme COURAGE, Sue Berlove reviews The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk, a novel about Sarah Grimke, a South Georgia plantation owner’s daughter, the slave girl she befriends, and their fight for the abolition of slavery. Ellen Campbell reviews Mark Morrison Reed's Revisiting the Empowerment Controversy: Black Power and Unitarian Universalism.

Everyone is welcome - come and join the discussion.

Peace and Quiet (Sun. 25 Nov, 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. 26 Nov, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 27 Nov, 2018

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 27 Nov, 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.

Wed. 28 Nov, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 29 Nov, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 30 Nov, 2018

Games Night & Chili Cook-Off (Fri. 30 Nov, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)


Back by popular demand, it's Euchre and Games Night at First, with the added fun of a Chili Cook-Off. Come out with friends for this fundraiser on Friday November 30th. Doors open at 6pm and play starts at 7pm.

Don’t know how to play Euchre? - it’s easy, we’ll teach you. (Please plan to to arrive by 6:30 if this is you.) Or bring along your Scrabble, Rummicub, or other favourite game.



Your ticket includes a dinner of chili, salads, bread and dessert, plus a voting ballot to help us award bragging rights to the congregation’s best chili chefs! (There will be vegetarian and meat options.) Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Contact Bill Dunk-Green This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enter your pot of chili in the cook-off and/or to volunteer at the event.


Tickets are $30 or $100 for a group of 4; $35 at the door. A pay-what-you-can-option is always available. Buy before November 26th to get the discounted price and be entered into an early bird draw. You can buy tickets on Sunday during coffee hour in Workman Hall or through EventBrite.ca. See you there!.

Sat. 1 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.