Led by Rev. Carly Gaylor and Birgitta MacLeod. Celebrate with song, noise, light and dark.
Please bring baking to this wonderful all-ages service to inspire the sun’s return.
Paul will give a short talk on anthroposophy as a spiritual path. (See Paul’s bio for more information.) Or Wikipedia definition: a formal educational, therapeutic, and creative system established by Rudolf Steiner, seeking to use mainly natural means to optimize physical and mental health and well-being.
Mary will recount her early years in residential school and will explain what happened to her as a girl. A resident of Oshawa, she is ready to share her story with us through her poetry and her retelling of her life’s story.
In his book “To Bless the Space Between Us”, John O'Donohue offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life. Today, we'll explore his beautiful words and wisdom, and what we might take from them as we journey together.
We will also welcome several new members to UUCD.
A long and fascinating conversation has taken place for centuries about the nature of spirit, the nature of mind, the boundary between them and the relationship of the body to these intangibles. I have a little something to say on the topic. Emphasis on little.
What does it mean to belong - to find our people or our place in the world? What does belonging ask of us? What do we ask of each other in the name of belonging? In this service we’ll explore the human longing to belong.
War is a cauldron in which heart and humanity do exist. There are those who through small acts of kindness or introspection try to tend their hearts and try to remember their values. The sermon was adapted from one of the same name written by Rev. Brian Kiely.
Kahlil Gibran said, "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain." On this Sunday after All Souls Day, we join with many other Unitarian Universalist congregations to honour the losses in our lives, both recent and longer ago; this year, we also celebrate the joys and new beginnings that complete the circle of life and loss. You are invited to bring mementos that represent the significant joys and sorrows you carry with you this year.
Wrongful convictions take a tremendous toll on the accused and are a blemish on our justice system. The causes of wrongful convictions and how they can be prevented will be discussed. We will look into some of Canada’s best known wrongful murder convictions and the actions of Innocence Canada, a volunteer organization that has been able to exonerate 21 men and women who had been convicted of murder.
–– with guest choir from Don Heights Congregation under the direction of Sheila White.
Aging and elderhood have an ambiguous place in our culture. Most of us have probably been told at some point - maybe when we were children - to "respect our elders." But what does this mean? And what is an elder, anyway? Is it only a matter of age? And what is the relationship between age and wisdom? What do our notions of progress mean for our relationship with age? These are some of the questions we'll explore, as we wonder how to create and sustain a culture of healthy elderhood.
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