Past services

October 15, 2017

Compassion, Kindness, and Generosity of Spirit

Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Oliver Belisle –

The mission of our congregation is to “transform ourselves and our world through compassionate action.”  Our congregations are like dojos for practicing this becoming.

Even as imperfect and wounded people ourselves, how do we become forces of healing ––  in our own lives and in the larger world?

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This is Pledge Sunday – you are invited to stay for the after-service luncheon in which we consider our financial pledges for the 2018 fiscal year.

 

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October 8, 2017

International Healing? Seeking Hope

Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate: Doug McGinnis ––

So much violence and suffering in our world, much of it due to human-made international and political conflict. What human-made healing is possible?

October 24 is United Nations Day. This Sunday we lift up the work of our Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO), and we look at the broader question of how to find hope in the face of international events that cause us to despair.

 

 

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October 1, 2017

The Healing Power of Us

Rev. Shana Lynngood  with Worship Associate Anna Isaacs ––

Often when we envision healing we picture an individual taking steps to get well physically or emotionally after a challenging time.

There is also a collective or communal healing that can take place when a person feels nourished or held by a community, and when a group of people work to make the world a more hospitable place.

Come explore this dimension of healing as we begin the month exploring this theme.

 

 

 

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September 24, 2017

Covenantal Relationship: Trying Again, and Again, and Again .

Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Larry Boldt –

Parenting, marriage, friendship, congregational life – our relationships of covenant call us to return to our best selves again and again and again and again… in the face of the unknown, as imperfect human beings, and with imperfect human tools.

Not always easy to do. But worth the striving. And better with the support of community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 17, 2017

Remaking Promises

Christopher Wulff with Worship Associate Oliver Belisle – Jewish philosopher Martin Buber speaks of humans as promise-making, promise-breaking, promise re-making creatures; the making of promises and commitments Buber sees as essential to human nature.

What promises or commitments does our faith call us to offer the world? How do we keep our covenants alive, and who do we include within them?

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September 10, 2017

Shaped by Our Promises

Rev. Shana Lynngood with Worship Associate Doug McGinnis –

This Ingathering Sunday, when we return to a new program year in the life of our church community, we will examine the theme of promise.

In many ways our lives are profoundly impacted by those ideas, ideals, and people to whom we have made promises.

Our commitments and covenants offer us a sense of path and a course to follow. What promises shape your life? How much promise do your promises hold?

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From 12 to 1 pm have coffee and conversation with Revs. Shana and Melora.

After socializing and getting coffee/tea in the Lion Hall bring your beverage to the Sanctuary and join the ministers for an informal Q&A. Revs. Shana and Melora are delighted to be back after their sabbatical and want to know what you’ve been thinking, feeling, and experiencing. From theological questions to practical ponderings – all are welcome! Childminding will be available. 

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September 3, 2017

Religion as Survival Strategy

Michelle Brown with Worship Associate Anna Isaacs – Churches were language sanctuaries for Hungarians who came under Romanian authority in 1920. Even today, seminarians in Transylvania are charged with responsibility for the survival of the Hungarian people.

Michelle Brown, recently returned from a three-month stay in a Unitarian seminary, offers a look at the 21st century reality facing this child of the Reformation.

Michelle Brown is currently a Community Fellow in the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria.

A poet and essayist, she was long-listed in the 2015 PRISM international Creative Non-Fiction Contest, received an honourable mention in the Victoria Authors Association 2016 Flash Fiction Contest, and was recently nominated for the the Grouse Grind Lit Prize for V(ery) Short Forms. Michelle is Cree from the Métis Nation.

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August 27, 2017

Tao-ish:  A little less Rabbit & Eeyore, a little more Pooh Bear

Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Susan Layng – How’s your stress level?  What do you do when your life feels too busy, overwhelming, or otherwise laden with reasons to be anxious?

How well do you handle it when plans don’t go the way you want or when people don’t behave the way you wish they would?

Do you get stressed out like Rabbit, or do you, like Eeyore, feel like giving up in gloomy despair?

Drawing from the old classic, The Tao of Pooh and the even older classic, the Tao te Ching, Rev. Melora, our resident Eeyore and occasional Rabbit, explores with us some of the wisdom to be gleaned from Taoism, and how it might help us go with the flow, face what is (even when it’s difficult), and move forward with grace and inner-peace.

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August 20, 2017

Some Time Apart

Rev. Shana Lynngood with Worship Associate Dan Klimke – The summer is often a time when we do things outside of our normal routines.

We get away and take a break. Often when we do so we gain perspective on our “regular” lives.

In her first service back from sabbatical Rev. Shana will reflect on what she gained from this time apart, and also what remained the same or unchanged by this time away from ministry.

 

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August 13, 2017

“Overcoming The Invisible Lion”…Seeking reality in a world of illusion…

Rev. Mark Lemon with Worship Associate Doug McGinnis – One of the great dilemmas facing those who seek spiritual wisdom is the perennial search for Truth.

The challenge we all face in a culture of fake news and disinformation is discerning the Real. The essential ground for this pursuit is our own consciousness.  By identifying blocks, seeing our programming and extricating ourselves from the cultural matrix in which we live, we create the foundation for living an authentic life.

Rev. Lemon, B.F.A. M.Div., has facilitated hundreds of people over the last twenty plus years in the transformational journey of self realization and becoming.

Ordained in the Anglican Church in 1985, Mark has worked with congregations, young offenders and prison inmates and facilitated retreats and conferences. His passion is the awakening of wisdom and the liberation of consciousness in his private counselling practice.

Schooled in holotropic breath work as taught by Leonard Orr, this process integrates the conscious and unconscious and leads to expanded states of awareness.

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