Worship Committee members Norah Love, Dave Seale and Tracey Szarka will lead the congregation in a special musical service through which our seven Unitarian Universalist Principles are celebrated in song and word. There will be plenty of opportunity for the congregation to join in.
Cameron describes this talk as follows: "Ten years ago I took my then 16-year old nephew hiking in the Rockies. The Kaufmann Lake and Stanley Glacier trails were supposed to be the highlight -- but the trail that passes by the Burgess Shale Fossil bed was where we discovered the most about ourselves and the consequences of the choices we make."
Cameron Linton has been a member of the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto for over 20 years. To that community he has been president of the board, sermon giver, storyteller, and organizer of the annual family retreat road hockey game. Most recently he was responsible for the children's program at the CUC ACM in Toronto.
Peter Lauricella was born in Boston, Ma. and spent almost all of his life in suburban Boston. He has been married to Marilyn for almost 44 years, and together they immigrated to Canada and settled in Port Perry to be close to grandchildren A former active member of First Parish UU Church in Bridgewater, MA, Peter considers himself a second generation UU, having learned about Unitarianism from his daughter.
Join us as Cliff describes the effect when he applies the traditions of his culture to himself. He emerges with his identity: STANDING BUFFALO WARIOR
Cliff Standingready is a Grandfather, an Elder at UOIT, a Traditional Powwow Dancer, and a Crane Operator 26 years - soon to be retired! He has attended U of Calgary, and is the author of Children of The Creator. Cliff has been married for 42 years, and is the father of 2 sons and a daughter.
Cheryl's sermon is based on interviews with a small sample of teens comprised of UUCD Youth...as well as others. It's tough being a teen. How do today's teens respond to their parents during this oft times puzzling life stage and what would they like them to know?
Rev. Cheryl Jack is minister emeritus of the UUCD. She is an active participant in Big Sisters of North Durham and continues to provide rites of passage to the people of the Region.
We welcome back Julien. Today he will be explaining the role of “Feed the Need” in Durham, and the role/necessity of food banks in our society.
Julien now focuses his energy full time on issues of local poverty through his work as Executive Director of “Feed the Need in Durham”, an organization that supplies food to over 40 emergency food providers (food banks, shelters, soup kitchens and meal programs) in Durham Region.
Julien LeBourdais was an active member of UUCD, serving in many capacities. Earlier in his career, he was a professional photographer and photojournalist. Since moving full-time into the not-for-profit sector 5 years ago, Julien has worked as a fundraiser for the United Way of York Region, Hesperus Village – a seniors’ residence, and Justice For Children & Youth, a legal aid clinic helping homeless youth. Julien is a member of AIDWYC (Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted), AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals), and the board of The Heliconian Hall Foundation. He is also a part-time photography instructor at Sheridan College.
Habitat for Humanity is planning a very large build in Oshawa. Mary Bone will be telling us about the group, the project, and how we can get involved.
Mary Bone is executive Director for Habitat for Humanity and has been with them since 2007. She is a charitable sector professional with 20 years of experience. Charity work struck a personal cord when her then 4 year old son had his wish granted through the Starlight Children’s Foundation. It was after this experience that she found her heart in the charitable sector, a turning point in her career.
Writers such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins argue that some forms of religion violate the rights of children by indoctrinating them into a particular religious faith and depriving them of the opportunity to make their own free inquiry later in life. Anne shares her story of growing up in a fundamentalist religion, eventually leaving it and the impact it had on her faith and family ties.
Anne Bokma is a full-time freelance writer and editor, Anne writes for many of Canada's major magazines, including Canadian Living, Homemakers, More, Today's Parent, Chatelaine and MoneySense.
To what, or to whom, do I belong? It's a challenging question, and in this service we'll explore the diversity of our responses.
Rev. Carly Gaylor, Executive Director of the Welcome Inn Community Centre, Hamilton, ON, will be the speaker this morning.
Come to UUCD for a morning of stimulating words, and music for your heart and mind.
Note: Installation of our new Board as part of the service and Congregational Meeting at 12:30 pm to consider a resolution to reduce the size of the Board of Directors. A quorum is needed so please plan to attend.
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