Upcoming services

August 25, 2019

Blessing of the Animals

Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Doug McGinnis – Come one, come all! Come bipeds, come quadrupeds! Dogs, cats, gerbils, lizards, fish, teddy bears — all are welcome! 

In this service, we honour the gifts that animals bring to our lives. Bring your pets (appropriately leashed or

caged), beloved stuffed animals, or mementos of your pets (e.g. if your cat would not enjoy such an outing, bring a photo and its favourite toy or collar.) 

There will also be a time to remember the pets we have lost: bring photos and mementos of any beloved animal companion you would like to remember with a candle lighting. 

This is a participatory service for all ages – kids are welcome to stay for the whole service.

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August 18, 2019

The View from Here

Rev. Shana Lynngood with Worship Associate Oliver Belisle — On the first Sunday back after our summer break it has become something of a tradition for Rev. Shana to reflect on perspective. 

What do we gain, see differently (and hopefully more clearly) when we step back and pause?

What is the link between perspective and being fully present in each here and now? 

Are there ways we can cultivate a sense of perspective even in the moments of life that are the most busy?

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August 11, 2019

Spiritual but not Religious?

Dan Klimke with Worship Associate  Madelaine Clarke – As Unitarian Universalist’s, many of us identify with the phrase “spiritual but not religious,” a popular expression used to self-identify a life-stance of spirituality that takes issue with organized religion as the sole or most valuable means of furthering spiritual growth.

Turns out, this is the fastest growing faith identity in North America.

But what does it really mean? Where does Unitarian Universalism fit with “spiritual but not religious?” What role does or should community play in support of those identifying as spiritual but not religious?

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August 4, 2019

Dovetailing the Digital World with Our Spiritual Journey

Amanda Tarling with  Worship Associate Lynne Bonner – Smart phones are purposely designed to draw our attention away from the present. It’s impossible to be mindful while scrolling through Facebook or checking Twitter and Instagram.

How can the technology in our pockets become tools to improve the world and enrich our spiritual journey?  Join Amanda Tarling as we discover ways that smartphones can augment our lives and enhance our quest.

Amanda is a lay leader of the Salt Spring Island Unitarian Fellowship and one of the lay leaders of Capital Unitarian Universalist Congregation. She has served as a lay chaplain and presents workshops for lay chaplains at the provincial and national level.

An avid hiker and yogini, Amanda is passionate about finding spirituality in the forest. She graduated from McGill University in 1986 and lived in London for 10 years. Amanda is has two amazing children, including a son with disabilities.

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July 28, 2019

Building Bridges

Shelley Motz with Worship Associate Morgan Reid – As Unitarian Universalists, we talk a lot about our commitment to building bridges. (Hey, it is even the title of one of the songs in our hymnal.)

But how do we do it? Who are our role models, and what can they teach us? Join Shelley Motz for an exploration of real and metaphorical bridges.

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