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Sun. 9 Dec, 2018 - Sat. 15 Dec, 2018

Sun. 9 Dec, 2018

Still: Hold a Stillness (Sun. 9 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton & Tracey Erin Smith. This Sunday, I’m delighted to welcome one of my dearest friends to join me in our pulpit. In place of the sermon, Tracey Erin Smithand I will engage in a discussion about peacemaking, building on her recent work with the Compassionate Listening Projectin Israel and Palestine. As we move deeper into our December series of services on Stillness, our conversation will explore the role that stilling ourselves can play in transforming conflict and cultivating peace in ourselves and in our world. This Sunday we will honour Human Rights Day by lifting up the work of Amnesty International, and we’ll celebrate Chanukah, with the help of our Jewish friends, by kindling of the lights of our menorah. Many of you may recall Tracey’s previous visits to our pulpit or will be familiar with her work as the Artistic Director of Soulo Theatre. (She was the instigator and co-collaborator in creating “The Clergy Project,” the show I’ve been a part of in recent years with Rabbi Elyse Goldstein and Father Daniel Brereton.) Though Tracey abandoned her plans to become a rabbi long ago, the truth is that she does incredible ministry in our city and beyond through the powerful vehicle of theatre. One of the things I most admire about Tracey is her passion for hearing people’s stories, even when, or, more accurately, especially when she doesn’t share the same values or outlook. Her open-heartedness astounds and inspires me, so I look forward to having her share her wisdom with us on Sunday. I should add that Tracey and I are also in the beginning stages of creating a podcast series together. So, our time in the pulpit on Sunday will be a bit of an experiment to see if our routinely animated conversations over breakfast or dinner have meaning for a larger audience! Wishing you stillness in this hectic season, Shawn   Please Enter in Quiet For the "Still" series of worship services during the month of December, we'll enter the sanctuary in silence, and enjoy a few minutes of quiet reflection before our service begins. Feel free to meet and greet your friends in Workman Hall or the narthex beforehand. We hope you enjoy these times of quiet during the holiday season. View the Order of Service.

Peace and Quiet (Sun. 9 Dec, 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.

Amnesty International (Sun. 9 Dec, 2018 10:30 pm - Mon. 10 Dec, 2018 12:30 am)

We will celebrate International Human Rights Day and participate in Amnesty’s Write for Rights focusing on Women human rights defenders who are under threat. There will be a special collection for Amnesty Canada followed by letter signing during coffee hour and sale of Amnesty merchandise.

Mon. 10 Dec, 2018

Amnesty International (Sun. 9 Dec, 2018 10:30 pm - Mon. 10 Dec, 2018 12:30 am)

We will celebrate International Human Rights Day and participate in Amnesty’s Write for Rights focusing on Women human rights defenders who are under threat. There will be a special collection for Amnesty Canada followed by letter signing during coffee hour and sale of Amnesty merchandise.

The Meditation Group (Mon. 10 Dec, 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. 11 Dec, 2018

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 11 Dec, 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. 12 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 13 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.

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