This week we'll explore our third source, "Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life." As UUs, we value wisdom from many traditions. Some of us focus on one in particular as we deepen our own spiritual journey. Today we'll explore what "wisdom" means in a variety of world religions, and what that means for us as UUs as we seek wisdom in other religious traditions.
In our search for purpose and meaning, we yearn for the answers to our questions about why things happen and how they will play out. These answers are often only revealed one step at a time and our responsibility is to discern that next step. This Sunday, join Nicole as she shares how she has come to discern the direction of her call to ministry as a military chaplain.
From 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Join in this national Unitarian Universalist online service with people from across Canada. Hear words, music, and stories from UU ministers, musicians, and DREs from across the country as we worship together. Rev. Norm Horofker from the Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax, with his ministerial colleagues, will lead a worship service for Canadians across the country and worldwide.
Please join us on Zoom: https://bit.ly/UUSundayService
Please Note Time Change from our regular Sunday service.
In the midst of the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life, some of us are called to be caregivers, some of us need care, and most of us will be both givers and receivers of care to different degrees at some time in our lives. Caregiving, like motherhood, is complex and multifaceted. Caregiving can be as gruelling as it can be meaningful, and can sometimes require more of us than we think we can give. What can we learn about ourselves, others, and the world through acts of caring?
Breathe in… breathe out. It’s hard sometimes to just keep doing this most simple act when we’re struggling with an ever-present sense of overwhelm and uncertainty. When we don’t know what's coming next, we gulp that oxygen and hold it in, not sure when we’ll get to take another breath. How, amidst everything that is going on at the moment, do we keep breathing in peace, and breathing out love, together?
Where do we seek truth as Unitarians? This week we'll explore our second source, "Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love." Sometimes this is easy and we all agree which words and deeds are meaningful examples. Sometimes people's wisdom is obscured through superficial differences or very real imperfections that make it hard for us to hear their message. And sometimes it is the follow through that is hardest - to really allow others' words and lives to challenge us to step out of our own ways of seeing and doing things. Today we'll explore the power of learning from others' experiences.
Volunteer litter pickers can make a massive difference to their local park and neighbourhood. Anna will talk about how she got involved in picking up litter, what she has learned in the process, and the truly big difference that she has made in her neighbourhood. Being a volunteer litter picker is not just about cleaning up after others, it's about showing pride in where we live and setting a positive example of love for our planet.
Science, rationality, and fact make many UUs sceptical of miracles of any supernatural kind. What, then, is our understanding of miracles? And of healing, both physical and spiritual? This Easter morning, what might we learn from the Christian understanding of Jesus' life, death, and rebirth about justice, healing, and the transformative power of love?
Most of us are more familiar with our Principles than our Sources as Unitarians (don't forget the 7 Principles challenge - check out our newsletter for links to Curtis hula hooping and reciting them!). We all know that we don't look to only one tradition or scripture alone, but where then do we find truth? In this series exploring our Unitarian Universalist sources, we'll start with our first source "Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life." What does it mean to find meaning and wisdom in this source?
Craig Brochman - Erasing Indigenous Identity with the Sixties Scoop
A powerful, personal & heart wrenching story. Craig was a Native child who was placed in foster care, then was adopted by a white family. He now works for the Mississaugas of Scugog island as a professional speaker, educating the public about native issues.
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