Upcoming services

February 28, 2021

Our All Ages Beloved Community

Our All Ages Beloved Community

Arran Liddel with worship associate Fran Pardee –  

Join us and celebrate the multigenerational connections in our community.

There will be lots of music and singing as well as a quiz about our very own beloved community.

We will be using the popular quiz platform Kahoot! Please download the app to your phone or tablet, or have it open in another window (you will need to be able to see both the Zoom window – to see the question – and the Kahoot! window – to answer the question – at the same time to play).

Households can play individually or in a team. Download here: https://kahoot.com/ If that is beyond your technological skill or equipment, don’t worry, we have a back-up option.

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February 21, 2021

Love and Justice

Love and Justice

Rev. Shana Lynngood with worship associate Emily Tietz – 

As we continue our exploration of beloved community, we’ll consider the quotation from scholar and theologian Cornel West: “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”

How do we extend our sense of who is beloved to us such that it brings about more justice?

How do we celebrate the places where we have created an expansive, inclusive sense of community?

Can we learn from our Indigenous neighbours who remind us that it is important to be mindful of “all my relations.”

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February 14, 2021

An 8th Principle?

An 8th Principle?

Rev. Melora Lynngood with worship associate Casey Stainsby – 

This month’s theme is Beloved Community.

As part of an effort to make that vision a reality, some UUs in Canada and the U.S. have proposed adding to our 7 Unitarian Universalist principles, an 8th principle:  “We covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

What do you think?  Why would we need this if we already have our 1st principle: “The inherent  worth and dignity of every person”?

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February 7, 2021

A Faith Worth Failing For

A Faith Worth Failing For

Earlier than Usual: 10:00 am

Revs. Shana Lynngood and Samaya Oakley –

This national Sunday service is hosted by the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC).

We often talk about Unitarian Universalism as a transformational faith – and yet to be transformed means to take a risk.

How is it that we are adverse to taking such risks when it comes to widening the circle of who we are as a community?

Join Revs. Shana Lynngood and Samaya Oakley for a service that explores mistakes we’ve made and how we can learn from them to become the transformational faith we proclaim to be.

To join the service, click here: http://bit.ly/SOF_2021

 

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January 31, 2021

Be Realistic… Demand the Impossible!

Be Realistic… Demand the Impossible! – 

Arran Liddel – 

Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” In this last year, facing a global pandemic, we very quickly made many changes that seemed impossible to protect one another. To address the problems of climate destruction, racial injustice, housing, and food insecurity, and other oppressions we will need a similar level of ‘impossible’ change, though of a very different kind. 

What part can creativity, art, stories, fantasy, and utopias play in generating potential ways to move forward? Let’s flex our imagination muscles together to get us strong enough to dream ‘impossible’ solutions into future realities.

Join us online at 10:15 a.m. for the Sunday worship service. Send an email after 9 a.m. Sunday to obtain the entry code.

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