To mark the turning of a year, we’ll look at how, when something draws to a close, something new arises. With a Fire Communion ritual, we’ll let go of what we need to and make way for what will come.
[There will be no Religious Education program or nursery for children today; all are welcome in the Service.]
Together, Rev. Lori Kyle and, R.E. Director, Brigitta McLeod will lead a multi-generational celebration to bring back the light.
Eight years ago, Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger was hailed a hero when he landed a plane – and everyone on it – safely on the Hudson River. Captain Sully was quick to point out he wasn’t alone – he had a team that worked together. And all of them had another secret tool that helped them navigate turbulent times. Join Rev. Rod E.S.Q and find out how professionals in aviation, medicine and ministry face uncertainty with grace.
What does it mean to be truly generous? The talk will focus on generosity of spirit at this dark time of the year when there seems to be more hardship and bad news than we can bear. Beyond material giving, the smile we give to a stranger or the kind word to a friend may mean more than we know.
On this Giving Sunday we will explore the seemingly dichotomous idea that you can give your all and yet can feel as if it costs you nothing.
Living together while practicing our principles requires quite a juggling of values, feelings, ideas, egos, and intentions. Mutual respect is a pretty important ingredient in successfully engage in relationships. Let's explore what that might look like.
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Integrating respect into our internal and external relations is a life-long process of lessons and learning. Today we will hear about how one small creature taught an entire family much about respect.
Larry Gillman will be sharing his personal experiences working to support others in need. He will reflect on his 15 years as President of Beth Israel Synagogue in Peterborough, and sharing space with the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough. Last year with the support of Julie they opened their doors to the Peterborough Mosque after the horrific act of arson. He will also reflect on his December visit to Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe, an impoverished rural facility.
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