Winter leaves many of us feeling weary and worn down. Spring and Easter come, heralding new life and promise. What wisdom can Unitarian Universalists find in Easter? Join us as we celebrate spring, having finally shaken off the winter. Feel free to wear your Easter bonnet.
Rev. Gaylor will help us explore ways to dismantle racism in Canadian Unitarian Universalism. A proposed 8th principle in the U.S., and discussed in Canada, calls on Unitarian Universalists to "build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” Whether or not this principle is adopted, it has important things to say to Unitarian Universalists. What does this mean for us at UUCD? How can we approach this conversation, and this work on ourselves and our institutions, with openness, humility, and sensitivity? Using stories from people of colour in Canadian UU congregations, we'll explore together.
In one of the chapters of Anne's new book, she explores three different "communities" in which she participated during her Year of Living Spiritually. She will share with us the women's march on Washington, a week at Wild Ginger witch camp at Unicamp, and her involvement in storytelling events, particularly the 6-Minute Memoir.
Anne Bokma has written an article about her experiences during World Religions week with Brian Carwana. You may be interested in reading it - click here.
The first in a several part series on significant stories from the world's religions, we'll reflect on the story of Adam, Eve, and the Garden of Eden, with insights drawn from Jewish teachings and interpretations.
Of the many poets quoted in Unitarian Universalist services, Mary Oliver was perhaps the most beloved. With several entries in our “Singing the Living Tradition” hymn book, her words have become almost "sacred scripture" to many UUs. In the wake of Mary Oliver's recent death in January at age 83, we'll reflect on some of her core messages, and how we can integrate them into our lives and our congregations.
At the heart of finding meaning at the end of life is gratitude. It’s easy to feel grateful when things are going well, but could we be grateful even for this time?
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Our 7th Unitarian Universalist Principle calls us to respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Our scientific awareness of interdependence continues to grow, and the mystery of trees -- their communication, their strength and resilience, their beauty -- is one beautiful part of that interdependence.
Gather round, young and old! The Jr. Youth and Religious Explorers invite you to a "Campfire Service". Join us for a Sunday service with a twist, where the young people of UUCD warm your hearts with stories, songs, skits and reflection. Linger after the service for campfire-inspired treats and fellowship.
Music has the power to touch heart and soul, evoke memories, invite stillness, elicit joy, connect us with one another, transform our understanding of ourselves and the world, and more. Bring your singing voice and dancing feet for this celebration of music.
Sharing Our Faith is a program of the Canadian Unitarian Council. It encourages greater associational awareness in our congregations, the fostering of relationships, and a sense of community and connection among and between our member congregations and communities. The theme of the 2019 Sharing Our Faith package is water justice.
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