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Sun. 22 Sep, 2019 - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019

Sun. 22 Sep, 2019

Belonging: Caring for Each Other (Sun. 22 Sep, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.

 

This Sunday, we continue our series on “Belonging” by reflecting on how we care for one another as a community.

 

First Unitarian Congregation is no small group! With over 300 members, and just as many people (likely more) engaged with us occasionally or online, our circles of care intertwine throughout our community and well beyond our doors.

 

At First, we provide care in many important ways. Our ministers and spiritual care teams provide direct pastoral care. As a community, we intentionally strive to deepen in our ability to provide caring presence, through events such as the upcoming Spiritual Care Salon on Wednesday night (details below). Perhaps most importantly, we form relationships that allow us to be there for each other, when we need each other (and don’t we always).

 

Our Journey Groups are another important way that we care for one another. In these groups, we practice a form of listening based on Quaker “circles of trust,” using our monthly themes to guide our reflections. These small groups begin in mid-October and run through the end of May. Now's the time to register here.

As we grow in our ability to care for one another, we extend our circles of care to the whole world. Next Friday, Sept. 27th many of us will gather at Queen’s Park to march for climate justice, in the culminating event of a week of international climate action. We'll meet at the West Portico of the Legislative Assembly at 11:00 a.m. to march at noon.

 

I hope you’ll join me on Sunday, to deepen, grow and listen together…as we care for each other and our world.

 

Blessings,
Lynn

 

View the Order of Service.

Amnesty International (Sun. 22 Sep, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

In Workman Hall during coffee hour we will be signing letters to federal election candidates asking them to support a framework for implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.M/p>

Climate Action Week Banner Making (Sun. 22 Sep, 2019 11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Join the Green Team in Workman Hall after the service to make signs and banners mass strike Friday Sept 27.

Mon. 23 Sep, 2019

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Tue. 24 Sep, 2019

Our Pagan Grove (Tue. 24 Sep, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Our Pagan Grove will gather in the Boardroom, arriving about 7:15 PM for a 7:30 PM ritual start.

With a federal election coming soon, our intentions turn toward our vision of the Canada we would choose. Join us to help raise energy to bring our vision to reality. Bring your creativity, meditative focus, and sense of fun - and, if you wish, musical instruments and snacks to share.

We are a small eclectic, egalitarian group dedicated to exploring Paganism in a Wiccan context with trust, intimacy and respect, encouraging members to contribute and participate. Through casting a circle, chanting, singing, dancing, drumming, meditation and merry-making, we create sacred space and raise energy and awareness. Everyone is welcome.

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      NOTE: Beginning in September we are now meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 24 Sep, 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. 25 Sep, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 26 Sep, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 27 Sep, 2019

Global Climate Action Mass Strike (Fri. 27 Sep, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Members of First Unitarian will be marching in the mass strike Friday Sept 27 (we’ll be meeting at 11:00 at the West Portico of the Legislative Assembly in Queen’s Park). Unitarian-Universalists across the country will be participating in their local communities as well.

We are in the midst of a crisis. The climate is rapidly, and in many ways irreversibly changing. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tells us we have fewer than 12 years to make drastic changes to how we operate in order to avoid the worst effects of global warming. Our Unitarian-Universalist principles urge us to act - to respect life; to value justice, equity, and peace; and to uphold the right of conscience and democracy. Please join us during this week of Global Climate Action.

There will be many other events happening during the week - please visit climatechallenge.ca and click on “climate week” (make sure to look at both the week of September 16-22 and 23-29 to get all the details) for a complete listing.

Sat. 28 Sep, 2019

There are no events on this day.

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