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Sun. 20 Oct, 2013 - Sat. 26 Oct, 2013

Sun. 20 Oct, 2013

To Lead Where No One Has Led Before (Sun. 20 Oct, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Bruce Knotts.

This Sunday, it will be my honour to welcome to our pulpit Bruce Knotts, the Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office. With his infectious and indomitable spirit, Bruce will share his reflections on how our faith motivates the vital work of Unitarian Universalists at the UN.

While breaking new ground on LGBTQ and indigenous rights issues in recent years, the UU-UNO, under Bruce's guidance, continues to bring its increasingly powerful voice to those places where we, as UUs, can make a meaningful difference: helping to mitigate climate change; heading up NGOs on disarmament, peace, and security; championing all areas of human rights; and leading the faith and ethical NGOs group that supports the work of the International Criminal Court. Our UNO, building on a remarkable 50 years of service, is emerging as a leader in many of the most vital areas of the United Nation. I hope you'll join us to hear Bruce's inspirational call to action based on our shared values. During the service, a special offering for the work of the UU-UNO will be taken. Please make cheques payable to the Canadian Unitarian Council.

In faith and love,
Shawn

Learning to Parent with UU Principles (Sun. 20 Oct, 2013 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Suggested donation $20 or pay-what-you-can (includes lunch).

Climate Change Action Group (Sun. 20 Oct, 2013 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

With the recent flooding in Toronto and examples of extreme weather in the news daily, it’s hard not to be worried about climate change. But there are solutions, and it’s up to all of us to get to work.

Please join us as the Green Team launches a Climate Change Action Group at First. We will meet in Sunderland Hall to:

  • Get a brief update on the climate change challenge and the solutions. 
  • Have a chance to talk about what barriers are standing in the way of your getting more involved, and what would help you.
  • Brainstorm ideas of what we can do as a group.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, or to make suggestions, please contact Judy Vellend by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mon. 21 Oct, 2013

An Afternoon at the Movies (Mon. 21 Oct, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Mostly Martha

This delightful romantic comedy tells the story of Martha, the head chef at a posh restaurant, who finds her purpose in life challenged when she becomes the guardian of her sister’s eight-year-old daughter. When her restaurant hires a charming Italian chef named Mario, Martha has to decide whether she can learn a new recipe for living her life. Much of the movie is in German with English subtitles.

At First in the Library.

Tue. 22 Oct, 2013

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Wed. 23 Oct, 2013

Thu. 24 Oct, 2013

Choir Practice (Thu. 24 Oct, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

Learn more.

Fri. 25 Oct, 2013

Sacred Circle Dance (Fri. 25 Oct, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

‘Come, come whoever you are…!’

We use music and gentle movement, (sometimes lively) to create sacred space in which to heal, to hope and to have fun. We dance to music from around the world that doesn't require previous experience or a partner - each dance is taught just before we dance it!

Come join us in the dance in Shaw Hall.

Refreshment break included. Suggested donation $5.00.

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

Sat. 26 Oct, 2013

UU and You (Sat. 26 Oct, 2013 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism and First Unitarian:

  • Explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.
  • Learn about our history and traditions of worship and governance.
  • Examine your own spiritual journey and how it intersects with the UU tradition.
  • Connect with newcomers and seasoned members alike.
  • Talk with our minister and intern minister.

Lunch included; coffee and muffins at 9:15.

The Art of Being A Really Good Listener (Sat. 26 Oct, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Bring your lunch and join other in sharpening your listening skills in a safe, comfortable group.

Suggested donation $10.

Register with Mary Armstrong by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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