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Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 - Sat. 26 Oct, 2019

Sun. 20 Oct, 2019

Lay Chaplain Sunday (Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Please find the Order of Service for this service here, the Announcements here and the Litany For Affirmation here.

 

First Unitarian, like many Canadian UU congregations, has long offered the services of Lay Chaplains to the wider community. This form of outreach gives us wonderful opportunities to demonstrate our open faith by supporting people who wish to mark meaningful moments in their lives with ceremony and ritual but do not have a faith home of their own, or find the ceremony of their choice would not be accepted there.

 

People have come together from the most ancient times to celebrate new life, formalize bonds of love, and bid farewell to the dead using ritual and ceremony. Our Lay Chaplains enter into these intimate moments with care, to provide a listening ear, a calm presence, and a sacred celebration tailored to the beliefs and needs of the gathered company.

 

This Sunday we will express our thanks to Jan Crowley as a retiring Lay Chaplain and join in a recommittal of Karen Dunk-Green and Sue Meggs as they continue their service in this role. Sue and Karen will share with us some of the scenes they have witnessed and the roles they have played from the Lay Chaplain's unique position in "front row seats at the theatre of love and death." As well, we'll enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music of our resident musicians, and strengthen the bonds of community that can help sustain each one of us through all the passages of life.

 

Sermon by Chaplains Karen Dunk-Green and Sue Meggs.

Art Reception (Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Phyllis Gordon’s art practice is based in drawing, collage, painting and printmaking. Her work reflects a strong connection to the natural world, particularly forests and trees.

 

Threatened Forests is a contemplation on the very immediate transformation to the land that we now face. It offers glimpses of the vigour and lightness of healthy trees alongside images of burning forests and the desolate and vulnerable trees that have survived fire. Gordon has spent considerable time directly observing the impacts of fire, intensified by global warming. This exhibit features ink drawings on paper and carved drawings/paintings on wood.

 

Gordon is a Toronto-based visual artist who regularly exhibits in solo and juried groups in the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario.

 

Join us for the opening reception and artist talk in Sunderland Hall on Sunday, October 20 from noon to 1 pm.

 

The exhibit continues to October 27. First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto 175 St. Clair Avenue West Toronto, ON M4V 1P7 416-924-9654

Women Journeying Together (Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm)

Join other women on the 3rd Sunday of every month in Room 304 to explore the Journey theme in a discussion format, and support each other on life's journey. New participants are welcome.

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

Mon. 21 Oct, 2019

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Tue. 22 Oct, 2019

Our Pagan Grove (Tue. 22 Oct, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

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.

If you are interested in joining our online meeting, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 22 Oct, 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. 23 Oct, 2019

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Thu. 24 Oct, 2019

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Fri. 25 Oct, 2019

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Sat. 26 Oct, 2019

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