Sunday Services, children & youth programs start at 10:30 AM
Sep 8 – Water of Life, Speaker: Rev. Karen Fraser Gitlitz; Service leader: Sidney Shacter
Join us for our annual water communion as we gather together to begin a new season. Bring some water that represents your journey this summer or pour water from our tap. This is the first of our series of six Sundays exploring interdependence. Watch the weekly email for more information about these services.
All ages are welcome. Children will start in the sanctuary and then leave for some of their own programming, returning to participate in the water communion
2nd Hour – Join us for a conversation about interdependence. Karen will talk about the interdependence worship/workshop series and what’s coming next. You will get a taste of the workshop and then Karen will invite your thoughts and ideas to help shape this series.
Sep 15 – Self-Care: Myths, Mystery and Making The Most of It, Guest Speaker: Karen Scott Barss; Service Leader: Pam Fichtner
Karen Scott Barss, a spiritual companion and holistic nursing educator, will share reflections and resources in support of self-care. Come explore and deepen the practices that nurture your soul and over all well being.
Link here to check out some Self care resources.
2nd Hour – Bees, butterflies, birds, gardens, and us, hosted by Green Sanctuary team and friends
The numbers of bees, butterflies and birds in the world (including here) have gone way down in recent years. Can we do things in our gardens to help them come back? We’ll talk about our Unitarian gardens (including a walk around) as an example of what people are trying to do. Have you got stories from your own gardens? Plans for the future?
Sep 22 – The well of inspiration: exploring our sources, Speaker: Rev. Karen Fraser Gitlitz; Service Leader: Patricia Pavey
You may have heard about the Unitarian Unitarian principles, the seven statements we hold in common, but have you heard of the UU sources? The sources are like a quiet sibling who gets overlooked, which is too bad, because like that quiet sibling they are well worth getting to know! This morning we’ll take a journey through the six sources of Unitarian Universalism, finding out what they have to offer us as individuals and as a community.
2nd Hour – extended coffee hour, a time to visit, reconnect or connect for the first time.
Sep 29 – Canadians don’t ask deep questions, Service Leader: Margaret Smith
How deeply can you get to know someone if you only talk about weather, food or travel? Come to this participatory service where you will ask and answer thought provoking questions in an an innovative style. Questions will be provided. Bring your open heart.
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
After tea & coffee join in one of the after-service activities. This time is a great way to get to know people and to explore topics in more depth.