Week 43

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Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 - Sat. 27 Oct, 2018

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018

The Examined Life: Where am I going? (Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison. It’s a question we ask ourselves countless times during our lives: Where am I going? Sometimes we have a pretty good idea—until something changes to revise our maps and change our direction. How we respond to these changes can make all the difference in how we experience our lives and how we contribute to the world around us. On Sunday, October 21st, we continue our series “The Examined Life” as we consider both the journey outward and the journey inward—both of which are key to a life of meaning. We’ll also learn about the important work being done by the UU-UNO: the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office. As our Examined Life series continues, here’s what’s coming up next: October 28 – Where did I come from? (Day of the Dead) November 4 – Why me? November 11 – When, if not now? (Remembrance Sunday) November 18 – What have I done? November 25 – How, then, shall I live? Wherever you’re headed on your life’s journey, I hope you’ll join us on Sunday. With love and gratitude, Lynn View the Order of Service.

Peace and Quiet (Sun. 21 Oct, 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. 22 Oct, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 23 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. 24 Oct, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018

Womynspirit Festival (All day)

All women are invited to join us for our annual Womynspirit Festival Oct. 26 - Oct. 28. WomynSpirit was born at Unicamp 27 years ago during a “Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” course. We celebrate the individual and collective power of women to build a better, more compassionate world. Gathering for ritual, workshops and retreat at Samhainin the beautiful Hockley Valley, we reach into the world beyond to learn and remember, celebrate our ancestors and our Beloved Dead, grieve and let go. A final all-ages ritual provides moments of celebration and closure. Workshops provide a wonderful opportunity to share our experience and build community. An entirely volunteer-run event, WomynSpirit is based on a spirit of inclusiveness that acknowledges, respects and welcomes all women’s spirituality. We invite women (including transwomen) of all ages and backgrounds to this women-only, alcohol-free and scent-free event. Registration information.

Edafe Okporo: BED 26 (Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Canadian Unitarian Council presents Edafe Okporo, a compelling storyteller, writer, and human rights activist. A Nigerian refugee who now lives in New York. Okporo’s book, BED 26: A Memoir of an African Man’s Asylum in United States, narrates the experiences of Nigerian and West African gay, bisexual men and the reason they are forced to flee from their home country. It is based on a true-life story, and also explores the experiences of immigrants in an immigration detention centre, and the gap between the perceived American dream and its reality of racism, discrimination and phobia for people of color in America. The event will take place at 192 Spadina Avenue. Sign up to attend and to reserve a copy of Bed 26.

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018

Womynspirit Festival (All day)

All women are invited to join us for our annual Womynspirit Festival Oct. 26 - Oct. 28. WomynSpirit was born at Unicamp 27 years ago during a “Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” course. We celebrate the individual and collective power of women to build a better, more compassionate world. Gathering for ritual, workshops and retreat at Samhainin the beautiful Hockley Valley, we reach into the world beyond to learn and remember, celebrate our ancestors and our Beloved Dead, grieve and let go. A final all-ages ritual provides moments of celebration and closure. Workshops provide a wonderful opportunity to share our experience and build community. An entirely volunteer-run event, WomynSpirit is based on a spirit of inclusiveness that acknowledges, respects and welcomes all women’s spirituality. We invite women (including transwomen) of all ages and backgrounds to this women-only, alcohol-free and scent-free event. Registration information.