What is evil anyway? Is it a real thing, or an idea, or illusion? What causes evil? What can we do about it? In our times, these questions demand our attention - and our action.
Change is hard for many of us. As we consider potential changes in the congregation as part of growth, how do we balance openness and honouring who we are? How can we remain true to ourselves and at the same time invite others in who have different needs to fill and gifts to offer?
In this brief and provocative session, the history of colonialism and the implications for the Indigenous community will be reviewed. Emphasizing the current reconciliation efforts and inviting participants to take responsibility in Canada’s history by exploring what reconciliation is and what it means to them.
On this Thanksgiving weekend, I give thanks for the UUCD and this opportunity to be in relationship with you in a new way as your minister. I give thanks, too, for the spirit that weaves this community together, and for all the twists and turns that have been part of your 20 existence as a congregation, and for all the blessings and challenges yet to come. Giving thanks for what has been, is, and will be, let's explore our potential for growth of many kinds, the seeds of which are already part of our harvest.
In this season of harvest and thanksgiving, Rev. Lynn Harrison explores the theme of gratitude in story and song. As we grow as individuals and as communities, our gratitude may deepen in unexpected ways!
There is a time for action and there is a time for rest. Dave's talk will touch base on the more formal definitions of Sabbath, but will explore more fully the idea of finding spaces in our lives to breathe, relax, reflect and grow.
Humans are promise makers and promise breakers. To make a Covenant is to make a solemn promise. Historically we UUs have understood our selves as a covenental rather than a creedal tradition. How does that impact congregations today?
As we gather together in community once again after summer's break, we will celebrate the UU tradition of Water Communion. While we will certainly share waters from our recent journeys, we will also explore how other kinds of water can be recognized as sacred. (Please bring a small amount of water from your experience).
After our in-gathering service, please plan to stay for a light lunch and Special Congregational Meeting to discuss a proposal to hire a new minister.
It’s sure to be a lively service!
(It is a UUCD tradition that the offering on this day is earmarked for R.E. and Youth Programming. Your donations are most appreciated.)
Join Tracey Szarka as she explores the crisis of mental health on university campuses through the lens of her experience working with students at five Ontario universities.
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