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Sun. 8 Sep, 2013 - Sat. 14 Sep, 2013

Sun. 8 Sep, 2013

Voice, Still and Small: Water Communion & Homecoming Sunday (Sun. 8 Sep, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

At the end of this back-to-school week-with its sudden, perceptible shift toward cooler weather-we begin a new and momentous year in the life of our congregation.

On Sunday, with a wonderful mix of music and ritual, we will gather together as a community to celebrate our annual water communion ceremony. You are invited to bring water you have collected from some place special this summer, be that near or far. Ideally, that water will speak to a meaningful moment from your life's journey over these last few months. During the service, there will be four separate opportunities to pour all or part of the water you've brought: to commemorate sadness and grief, to celebrate happiness and joy, to give thanks for rest and renewal, and to mark transition and change. You'll be asked to bring your water forward at the moment (or moments) most appropriate to you. As always, there will be "proxy water" on hand for those who need it!

I very much look forward to formally introducing you on Sunday to Lynn Harrison, this year's Intern Minister. I know she looks forward to meeting you all.

And, finally, I hope each of you will consider joining a theme-based ministry group for the coming year. These groups, which will meet once per month, will provide a rich and powerful way to engage the monthly themes we'll be exploring in worship. These theme groups will offer a safe and supportive environment to go deeper, to reflect on how the themes touch your own life. Registration, which closes on 14 September, can be completed online or by using a registration form found in your Orders of Service on Sunday.

In love and in faith,

Art Reception (Sun. 8 Sep, 2013 12:00 pm)

Reception for the Art Show in Sunderland Hall during July and August, featuring the work of Artists Network.

UUism in Kenya (Sun. 8 Sep, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

In Sunderland Hall after the service, Mike Kamau from the Kayole Unitarian Congregation in Kenya will lead us in a discussion of UUism in Kenya and the possibilities for future connections.

Issues & Ideas – Books That Change Our Lives (Sun. 8 Sep, 2013 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm)

In keeping with this month's worship theme Listening:

      • Faye Perkins discusses Kate Braestrup, Here If You Need Me, a memoir by a Unitarian minister who learned from her own catastrophic loss to listen to and console others in their times of trouble.
      • Janice Tait presents insights from Fritz Perls's Ego, Hunger and Aggression, a book that deals with listening to and understanding the conflicting voices that come from within us.

Mon. 9 Sep, 2013

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 10 Sep, 2013

There are no events on this day.

Wed. 11 Sep, 2013

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 12 Sep, 2013

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 13 Sep, 2013

Twerty-Something Deep Sharing (Fri. 13 Sep, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Are you in your 20s or 30s? Then you are a Twerty-Something!

On the 2nd Friday of every month beginning at 7:30pm, join us for a Deep Sharing session and begin to build bonds.

Afterwards we head down to the pub.

Contact Lis Kean by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or seek out our Facebook group.

Sat. 14 Sep, 2013

Men's Group (Sat. 14 Sep, 2013 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All men are welcome to this discussion group.

For information contact Stan Yack by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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