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Sun. 28 Apr, 2019 - Sat. 4 May, 2019

Sun. 28 Apr, 2019

From the Roots (Sun. 28 Apr, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

“The courage to listen to our own conscience and live our own truth is essential to joining,
rather than merging, with the larger circles of life we belong to.”
         — Joanna Macy, Active Hope

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.

Protecting biodiversity is one of many urgent priorities being identified now, as the world responds to climate change. Affirming our own diversity as human beings is essential, too, as we seek to make our personal contribution to the healing of the whole.

What are the “roots” that hold us steady, when we feel anxious about the world? What particular strengths can we draw on—from our family history, our faith traditions, our personal gifts?

When we ground ourselves in these depths, we connect more deeply with others, while at the same time discovering our own capacity for growth that serves the world.

Join us on Sunday April 26th, as we continue our “Sacred Depths of Nature” series with music and reflection from the roots, to sustain us all.

Love and blessings,

View the Order of Service.

Amnesty International (Sun. 28 Apr, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

During coffee hour we will sign letters to the Prime Minister of Canada calling for redress for the victims of the Mount Polley mine disaster which has had a devastating and disproportionate impact on Indigenous peoples including their health, food security and drinking water.

Issues & Ideas: Special Guest Speaker (Sun. 28 Apr, 2019 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Our visitor, Dr. Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Associate Professor of Sociology at The King's University, Edmonton, will describe his recent trip to Northern Iraq with a human rights/peace-making agency.

Randolph writes: “I live in Alberta, a petroculture (petrostate, maybe), so wanted to see the effects of the political ecology of oil elsewhere and that is certainly Iraq … My work has been on climate change. I was talking with the Executive Director of Islamic Relief Canada about this trip. And he said when he was near Mosul in Iraq (where Prophet Jonah’s tomb is located) folks there were more concerned about climate change than ISIS (Daesh). So my interests in peacemaking and climate change collided in this experience.”

Come join us, after or with your coffee, in the Library next to Workman Hall, to hear his talk and join the discussion.

Cycling Safety Workshop (Sun. 28 Apr, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Do you commute to work by bicycle in Toronto? Are you a regular cyclist on downtown Toronto streets? Or would you like to be? This workshop will look at decision-making in a variety of complex traffic situations commonly found in Toronto.

Barb Wentworth is a CAN-BIKE National Examiner and retired City of Toronto Bicycle Safety Planner, who has taught this course to cyclists and drivers over the past 25 years, including many years ago to the newly formed Toronto Police Bicycle Patrol. The Police liked the course so much that they adopted it for their internal training requirements.

If you missed this $20.00 item at the auction, there is still time to join in.

For more information contact Barb Wentworth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mon. 29 Apr, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 30 Apr, 2019

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 30 Apr, 2019 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. 1 May, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 2 May, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 3 May, 2019

"LET LOVE TALK" (Fri. 3 May, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

A Congregational Fundraiser of music and spoken word featuring Lynn Harrison, Kim Saltarski, Ian French, Alezandria Coldevin and the First Unitarian Choir, with the BLISS monkeys, IF THE POET, and Sunshine State.

$20 or pay what you can. Tickets at the door and at Event Brite.

Doors will open at 7:30 pm.

Sat. 4 May, 2019

Storytelling Workshop (Sat. 4 May, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Discover your inner storyteller in this fun and practical workshop with Diane Bosman and Lynn Torrie on Saturday May 4 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday May 5 from 12:30 pm to 5 pm:

  • Learn how to tell without memorizing.
  • Find the secret to stories that will hold a listener’s attention.
  • Explore your own style with a partner or a small group of listeners.
  • Discuss the unique considerations for telling stories for worship or religious education.
  • Suitable for adults and youth. No experience required.

    For more Information, contact Lynn Torrie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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