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Sun. 7 Sep, 2014 - Sat. 13 Sep, 2014

Sun. 7 Sep, 2014

We Are Water (Sun. 7 Sep, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton and Curtis Murphy, Intern Minister.

Just as the summer weather has finally arrived in full force, we’ve turned the pages of our calendars to September and our attention to the year ahead. On Sunday, we’ll gather for our annual Water Communion service. The building will be filled to overflowing with the giddy excitement that marks the homecoming of our congregation each fall. It is, for me—and for many of us—one of the best days of the year.

For the water ceremony, remember to bring a small amount of water you may have collected on the journeys you took this summer, be they near or far, literal or figurative. (If you forget to bring water, know that there will be small cups of water on hand for you to use.) As we’ve done in recent years, there will be four distinct opportunities to pour your water (you may pour more than once!). Because our water can hold many meanings, the congregation will be invited forward to pour out waters of Sadness & Grief, Transition & Change, Rest & Renewal, and Happiness & Joy. Between now and Sunday, you might give thought to the meaning of the water you’ll share.

For this very festive service, my reflection will speak to this month’s theme of what it means to seek a life of kinship; Dallas, Lisa, the Choir, and our Resident Musicians have prepared a feast of music for us; and it will be my great pleasure to introduce you to Curtis Murphy, our new Intern Minister.

Finally, a reminder that this is the final weekend to register for a Theme Group for the fall. These journey groups provide an opportunity to connect with others around the monthly topics, while going deeper on your own spiritual path. I hope everyone will consider taking part. Online registration ends on Saturday. In person registration will be available on Sunday following the service.

I look forward to seeing you all back at First.

In faith and love,
Shawn

Issues & Ideas – Books That Change Our Lives (Sun. 7 Sep, 2014 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm)

In line with First's theme for the month, we shall explore books relevant to thinking about “Kinship”.

You are invited to participate in questions and discussion.

Municipal Elections Planning (Sun. 7 Sep, 2014 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Join Mark Timm Municipal Election Planning Committee NUUC (Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation) to learn about our UU election initiatives.

Your input will be welcomed on the letter to be sent to election candidates based on our 7 UU principles.

In Shaw Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Mon. 8 Sep, 2014

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 9 Sep, 2014

There are no events on this day.

Wed. 10 Sep, 2014

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 11 Sep, 2014

Choir Practice (Thu. 11 Sep, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Practices take place weekly in Shaw Hall.

You are welcome to join us.

Learn more.

Fri. 12 Sep, 2014

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 13 Sep, 2014

Men's Group (Sat. 13 Sep, 2014 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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