Upcoming services

February 23, 2020

Intergenerational Solidarity

Casey Stainsby with Worship Associate Sam Magnus –

These times, and surely those that are coming, require an enormous amount of resilience from us. I believe that one of the places we need to look to find those reserves is to each other – and specifically, to those of very different ages from ourselves. But it’s not easy.

Let’s wonder together about why and how to reach across that seemingly wide gulf of years to genuinely connect and support each other. Specifically, we’ll look at some of the particular challenges that young adults  (18 to 35 year-olds – the most under-represented age demographic in UU congregations) are facing, and how UU communities can support them, even when they don’t show up for church. 

Casey Stainsby (she/her) coordinates youth and young adult programs and events for the Canadian Unitarian Council, and is an active member of the community of the First Unitarian Church of Victoria.

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February 16, 2020

Togetherness and Resilience: Intergenerational Service

Arran Liddel and Rev. Shana Lynngood with Worship Associate Kressa Sisu –

This intergenerational celebration of resilience will appreciate our individual ability to bounce back and move forward, as well as the ways we can do so even more when we have company.

How does our bearing witness to each other’s resilience remind us of our own?

What would a ritual of resilience look like?

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February 9, 2020

Friendship

Reverend Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Morgan Reid –

In the month of resilience, we look at how friendships can help us get through the ups and downs of life.

What does it take to sustain a friendship? Which are the friendships that have sustained you and why?

To what extent does resilience require us to continually reach out cultivate new connections?

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February 2, 2020

Strong Tender Souls

Reverend Shana Lynngood with Worship Associate Lynne Bonner –

Often when we think of resilience we picture strength, an unbreakable core to our beings.

What we picture and acknowledge less often is that the resilience we claim is often born out of the struggle, sadness, and vulnerable moments we have experienced.

How do we honour the strong and the tender within us?

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January 26, 2020

Ally-ship and Integrity

Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate David Vest –

Whatever our own array of identities, how might we be good allies to those with marginalized identities that are different from our own? In particular, how might we act as a bridge of learning for others?

Do we stand up against Uncle Joe when he says something unwittingly offensive (e.g., sexist/ racist/ homophobic) at the family reunion?

When do we ‘call people out,’ when do we educate with gentle compassion? How do we do so without being patronizing?

How do we handle our own inter-cultural errors with integrity?

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