Peter Scales with Worship Associate Madelaine Clarke —
Peter, a historian, interviewed 23 experienced clerics from five religions, about their education, calling, postings, and career highs and lows.
One of the lessons Peter heard was that sometimes we have to trust that the organization is taking care of us, so that we might be able to function and others can trust that we will do our jobs.Read more ›
Martin Settle of USC Canada with Worship Associate Doug McGinnis —
An update on the work of USC Canada and its work with in sustainable agriculture. USC Canada started in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee, founded by the energetic Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova. Since then USC Canada has been planting the seeds that Lotta sowed.
USC Canada’s work promotes vibrant family farms, strong rural communities and healthy ecosystems around the world, by focusing on activities that build food and livelihood security for small-scale farmers and preserve the agricultural biodiversity necessary to feeding a growing and changing planet.
Seeds of Survival (SoS) is the name of USC Canada’s core program working in partnerships with farming communities in 12 countries around the world:
Martin will discuss the current needs of USC Canada, as well as updated information on recent progress and the efforts made to address the important issues that lie within the USC Canada mandate.Read more ›
Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Morgan Reid —
“That dress looks great on you!” What’s the difference between a thoughtful compliment and an unwanted advance?
As Unitarian Universalists who strive to respect the inherent dignity of all people, who are striving to be a people of trust, how do we navigate the complex realm of interpersonal communication in this “me too” era.Read more ›
Rev. Shana Lynngood with Worship Associate Shelley Motz —
The lasting impact of abuse on families and our larger society. This challenging topic may be hard for some among us to explore — please take care of yourself when attending this service.
We begin our theme exploration of trust with this particular focus and look at it in light of its spiritual undercurrents.
How we handle the aftermath of abuse is so important and has so often been overlooked — how can people find redemption? Can they learn to trust again? How are we all impacted by those whose lives have been scarred by abuse? What do trust and redemption look like for us all?Read more ›
Non-Attachment for Non-Buddhists with Pat Wictor, Dick Jackson and Cathy Baker, and Worship Associate Madelaine Clarke –
Being ready to accept all the possible outcomes of our actions, including those we neither wanted nor anticipated, can be a more empowered and creative way to live.
Pat Wictor is a New York-based singer-songwriter who has been involved with UU ministry in the U.S. for many years. As part of the trio Brother Sun he performed at Island MusicFest in 2015.
This service is a Pulpit Swap with our sibling congregation in Victoria, Capital Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Rev. Shana will be preaching at Capital on January 20.Read more ›