So much is evolving. Science, Medicine, Religion. Even marriage ceremonies and funerals are evolving over time. Cheryl will take a look at Thanksgiving Day and suggest a new, evolved twist on a traditional celebration.
Rev. Cheryl Jack is minister emerita of the UUCD. She lives in Beaverton with Andris and new family member, Domino the Shih Tzu. Life in small town Ontario agrees with her and she finds plenty to keep her busy including participation in the work of “Big Sisters of Durham Region”.
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"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe". Today we'll explore how Unitarian Universalism reflects John Muir's comment. What does it mean to live as part of an interdependent web?
Fiona Heath has recently completed a Master's of Divinity and is a Candidate for UU Ministry. Last year she was the Intern Minister at First Toronto and continued on as Summer Minister. She lives in Waterloo with her partner and son.
This talk will look less at the traditional definitions of Sabbath, and focus more on how we create space in our lives for that which is truly sacred and important.
David Seale is a charter member of the UUCD. He has worked as a social worker for 30 years. Most of his career has been at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. This facility was previously known as Whitby Mental Health Centre and Whitby Psychiatric Hospital.
The reflections of UU minister, Rev. Shawn Newton, on how we measure our lives and what makes a life meaningful or "worthy".
Norah Love is a long-time Unitarian and one of the founding members of the UUCD. She currently serves on the UUCD Worship Committee and is a frequent leader of Sunday Services. Norah is also an integral part of the UUCD music program, offering musical support to the congregation through song or guitar accompaniment. Norah is a practicing Social Worker and is married to Drummond White, the UUCD Lay Chaplain.
UUCDers will gather together for the first time since June and share a communion of water gathered during summer travels and activities. Please join us and participate with or without any collected water. Share your summer experiences - what meaningful events have occured in your life over the past two months. Multigenerational serivce, so no Religious Exploration (RE) activites for children this week.
Come to the Nidd Residence with a bathing suit, towel and lawn chair, plus protein of your choice for the BBQ and a salad or dessert to share. Water, juice, coffee, tea and ginger ale will be provided.
Enjoy the heat, shade and good company as we celebrate the culmination of another church year in the life of the UUCD.
Join the children and youth of the UUCD in a service assisted by Eric Nidd and Birgitta MacLeod. Please consider bringing a short reading or poem that you may share.
Please join us as we celebrate a flower communion, in memory of the tradition established by Norbert Capek. Bring some flowers from your garden, if you wish.
As technology becomes crucial in enabling competition on a global scale, voices are being raised in opposition. What are these voices saying? Is ultra competitive globalization inevitable? Are there alternatives. Andris will offer his thoughts as we stand on the edge of a new era.
Genetics plays a key role in determining health, longevity and whether or not you develop certain illnesses. However, knowing all the genes in the human genome has not brought us any closer to a comprehensive understanding of that role. Instead, knowing the “parts list” of the genome leaves us with many questions about how we inherit more than just our genes, and how
these other factors work alongside the genetic code to determine health across the lifespan. A discussion of this layer “above the genome”, termed epigenetics, will mainly focus on how certain environmental factors can alter DNA to influence health of current and future generations.
Dr. Holly Jones Taggart, after earning her PhD degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Western Ontario in London, spent three years in a postdoctoral research position at the Ontario Cancer Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. It was there that her research began to focus on cancer cell behaviour.
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