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Services begin at 10:30 AM on Sundays and last about one hour. Weather permitting, they are held every Sunday between Labour Day and the end of June and once a month in July and August. They are usually followed by good tea, coffee, and conversation. Please see the monthly newsletter on this site for scheduled sermons, speakers, and musicians. We welcome atheists, agnostics, and theists, pagans, humanists, Christians, members of other religious faiths and from LGTBQ communities!
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|Dec. 4||Rev. Fran Dearman||Unplugging the Christmas Machine: What do we truly value about Christmas? A child-friendly, intergenerational service. There will be a potluck dinner after the service.||Bobbye & Bill Baylis and Ray Stone|
|Dec. 11||Rev. Fran Dearman||Icelanders and the Larger Hope Liberal religion flows through many streams into Canadian Unitarianism and Universalism. Some Icelandic immigrants in the late nineteenth century brought an enthusiasm for universal salvation to their new home.||Toni Janik|
|6 PM Wed. Dec. 14||Rev. Fran Dearman||Blue Christmas Service Christmas cannot be merry for all, but peace, comfort, and stillness are still blessings. Share a simple meal of soup and bread after the service.||Bill Baylis|
|Dec. 18||Rev. Fran Dearman||Winter Tales Rev. Fran shares a series of readings about wintertime. This is a child friendly intergenerational service.||Lorie Lyons|
|5 PM Sat. Dec. 24||Rev. Fran Dearman||Christmas Eve Service A special family-friendly service with plenty of music. Bring joyous voices!||Baylis Family|
|Dec. 25||Rev. Fran Dearman||Fireside Stories An intimate gathering on Christmas morning. Rev. Fran shares a story from Alaska about winter weather.||Carabel Ringrose|
|Jan. 1||Bill Baylis||Looking Back and Forward A time for reflection and plans for the continuation of life’s trajectory. An intimate child-friendly service. All are invited to share thoughts and hopes.||Carabel Ringrose|
The CUC’s April Hope announced another teleconference at 3 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, for Canadian UUs wanting some reasoned community time after the world events of last week. She wrote:
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The CUC is a beacon for Unitarian Universalist communities across Canada, providing them with leadership, support and connection as they strive to foster a just and sustainable world and to enrich the spiritual lives of their members.”
In addition, in church on Sunday, member Jane Innerd encouraged us to write to Hilary Clinton if we wished to express thanks for her efforts and sympathy for the results. She has provided the following postal address:
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|Nov. 6||Rev. Fran Dearman||Remembrance Day: A Peace Not Past Our Understanding. Unitarians and Uninversalists have not been of one mind concerning one’s attitude to war. Some of us are veterans, some of us may have cause to be deeply grateful to veterans, and some of us may be deeply committed to a pacifist response in the face of armed conflict. Rev. Fran shares some thoughts for mindfulness on Remembrance Day.||Toni Janik|
|Nov. 13||Rev. Fran Dearman||Heritage Sunday: Standing within a Living Tradition. As Olinda marks the 136th anniversary of liberal religious congregational life, Interim Minister the Rev. Fran Dearman speaks to UU Religious Education for children, and recalls the work of Religious Educator Sophia Lyon Fahs. With help from the Transition Team and the Archive Team, Rev. Fran introduces the Olinda Timeline project–where do your personal history and the history of the church connect?||Bill & Bobbye Baylis and Ray Stone|
|Nov. 20||Rev. Fran Dearman||Money Matters: Religion, Values, and Goldfish. Rev. Fran speaks to the annual pledge appeal.||Lorie Lyons|
|Nov. 27||Barbara Billey||Mindfulness in Everyday Twists and Turns. Barbara Billey, M.Ed., M.A., D.Min is an urban priest, compassion activist and registered psychotherapist. Here she explains how mindfulness practice offers one way forward that ignites compassion for ourselves and others.||Carabel Ringrose|
|Dec. 4||Rev. Fran Dearman||Unplugging the Christmas Machine: What do we truly value about Christmas? A child-friendly, intergenerational service. There will be a potluck dinner after the service.||tba|
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|Oct. 2||Joan Tinkess||With Whom Shall I Cast My Lot?||Toni Janik|
|Oct. 9||Rev. Fran Dearman||Thanksgiving: Gratitude for Harvest Home. Interim Minister the Rev. Fran and Religious Education leader Stuart Miller lead an Intergenerational Child-Friendly Service of Appreciation and Gratitude for the good things of the earth and the many hands who bring them to our table for Thanksgiving Sunday, mindful that not all of us share in the blessings of peace and plenty.||Carabel Ringrose|
|Oct. 16||Rev. Fran Dearman||Shepherds, Practical and Pastoral. IM the Rev. Fran reflects on James Rebanks’ memoir, “The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape”. Rebanks works his dogs across the ancient landscape of the Lake District in Northern England, then shares his day with pastoral enthusiasts through a Twitter Account.||The Indian Village Quintet with Bill Baylis|
|Oct. 23||Rev. Conrad Dippel||The Rise and Fall of the Human Being. Rev. Dippel considers our future in the world we will share with more intelligent beings.||Lorie Lyons|
|Oct. 30||Rev. Fran Dearman||The Case of the Curious Theologian. Something with a little mystery in it, as we approach All Hallows Eve. A reading by Jane Langton. Fran unpacks the theological discussion underpinning a mystery novel written by this UU detective story writer, who asks, “Did Darwin Murder God?”||Bill & Bobbye Baylis|
|Nov. 6||Rev. Fran Dearman||Remembrance Day: A Peace Not Past Our Understanding. Unitarians and Universalists have not been of one mind concerning one’s attitude to war. Some of us are veterans, some of us may have cause to be deeply grateful to veterans, and some of us may be deeply committed to a pacifist response in the face of armed conflict. Rev. Fran shares some thoughts for mindfulness on Remembrance Day.||tba|
|Sept.11||Rev. Fran Dearman||Ingathering & Water Ceremony||Bill & Bobbye Baylis, Ray Stone, Bob Koenig|
|Sept.18||Rev. Fran Dearman||UU Basics: A Sermon for Church Shoppers. Interim Minister the Rev. Fran Dearman invites us to consider our Universalist and Unitarian theological heritage. What abides from our historic foundations? How do those basics bloom in the moment, through successive generations?||The Ray Stone Quintet & Bill Baylis|
|Sept.25||Rev. Fran Dearman||Spiritual Discipline: Consider the Colour Blue Rev. Fran reflects upon how one might shape a personal practice of intentional reflection, day by day.||Carabel Ringrose|
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