Upcoming services

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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