In January 2018, Michelle spoke to UUCD about the Promise of Inclusion leading up to the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Post-Parliament, she will share her experience about the Reality of Inclusion and the lessons she learned along the way.
We live in times of political turmoil and polarization, where lines are drawn and sides taken. Our fifth Unitarian Universalist principle is "the right of conscience and use of the democratic process in our congregations and in society at large." Given our commitment to both democracy and the inherent worth and dignity of every person, how do we engage respectfully?
In "The Moneyless Man," Mark Boyle shares his story of living for three years without making or spending any money at all, living instead in the gift economy: the economy of trade, gift, and sharing. Given that most of us don't plan to go as far as he did, what does it mean to live in the gift? What are some untraditional ways of sharing our resources, or perhaps traditional ways long forgotten?
On the first Sunday of the new year, Peter Lauricella will lead a multigenerational service, where we let go of something less desirable to make room for what will come. Everyone will be encouraged to list on a piece of flash paper, some things or some habits that they would like to release. Then write on a square of colored paper something that they would like to attract during the new year. Flash paper and colored paper will be provided. Multigenerational service, so no RE classes. Children will remain for the service.
Please come and tell a story, read a poem, or sing a song to share one of your significant moments of 2018.
This will be a joyful service of carols and a Unitarian Universalist exploration of the traditional Christmas story.
No Potluck this Sunday, but please bring baking
Led by Rev. Carly Gaylor and Birgitta MacLeod. Celebrate with song, noise, light and dark.
Please bring baking to this wonderful all-ages service to inspire the sun’s return.
Paul will give a short talk on anthroposophy as a spiritual path. (See Paul’s bio for more information.) Or Wikipedia definition: a formal educational, therapeutic, and creative system established by Rudolf Steiner, seeking to use mainly natural means to optimize physical and mental health and well-being.
Mary will recount her early years in residential school and will explain what happened to her as a girl. A resident of Oshawa, she is ready to share her story with us through her poetry and her retelling of her life’s story.
In his book “To Bless the Space Between Us”, John O'Donohue offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life. Today, we'll explore his beautiful words and wisdom, and what we might take from them as we journey together.
We will also welcome several new members to UUCD.
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