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Sun. 8 Dec, 2019 - Sat. 14 Dec, 2019

Sun. 8 Dec, 2019

“‘Tis the Season of Compassion” (Sun. 8 Dec, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.

 

In the words of a very-familiar Christmas song, this is the season to be “jolly.” While this may ring true for some of us, many people are finding that kindness and compassion come more naturally than a giddy and festive mood—and that can be good news, both for our holiday season and the world.

This Sunday, we’ll be celebrating acts of compassion, starting with the important work of Amnesty International which we proudly support each year. As well, we mark Bodhi Day, the anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightment, leading so many to lives of compassion, and we’ll reflect on simple ways each of us can offer kindness to others (and ourselves!) this holiday season. As music offers kindness to the soul, both the choir and I will offer songs to support the compassion theme.

Acts of kindness can be carried out by each of us, at every time of year, and a focus on compassion during the holiday season can serve to keep us grounded. By re-affirming the connections we all share on this planet, we can return to love this holiday season, to find deep and enduring joy. I hope you’ll join us on Sunday.

Blessings and peace,
Rev. Lynn

 

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Amnesty International (Sun. 8 Dec, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

We will celebrate International Human Rights Day by participating in Amnesty’s Write for Rights. This year, all 10 global cases will focus on young people under the age of 25 who are a leading force for change. There will be a special collection for Amnesty Canada followed by letter signing during coffee hour and sale of Amnesty merchandise.

Mon. 9 Dec, 2019

Meditation Group (Mon. 9 Dec, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

We will be meeting in Room 301 for meditation and readings related to the Six Perfections.

This month, we are focusing on “morality” and its meaning for us. Please feel free to bring a reading to share with the group. Everyone is welcome.

Tue. 10 Dec, 2019

We Agnostics (AA) (Tue. 10 Dec, 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. 11 Dec, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 12 Dec, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 13 Dec, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 14 Dec, 2019

There are no events on this day.