Coming Out

Rev. Wayne Walder: Coming Out

by Reverend Wayne Walder I have learned the expression “Coming Out” was coined in the Southern United States when a young woman “Came Out” to her community as a debutante. Now, of course, “coming out” means coming out of the closet about your sexuality. It is an expression showing that our sexuality can be made…

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Our Music: Come and Join Us

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood Are you hiding your inner rocker? There is a chance for you to come out and be part of the music made at our Sunday service. Neighbourhood’s Spirit Band is always looking for instrumentalists and vocalists to join us in preparing for one of our Sunday services. The…

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Families Growing Together: Finding Authenticity

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning Does your family need to come out? Are you struggling to keep up appearances? Coming out used to be an term to establish young women as acceptable and proper in society. Now, it has so much more meaning: authenticity, hope, realness. Envious thoughts can soon follow as we…

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Coming Out: Spiritual Exercises

Spiritual Instruction The practice of denying ourselves almost anything has gone out of favour. We treat ourselves to food and entertainment. We can indulge ourselves in recurrent thoughts and less than healthy habits. Then, when we try to deny those thoughts or habits in a spiritual practice, we can become frustrated or annoyed with the…

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Coming Out: Inspirational Quotations

“Every gay person must come out. As difficult as it is, you must tell your immediate family. You must tell your relatives. You must tell your friends if indeed they are your friends. You must tell the people you work with. You must tell the people in the stores you shop in. Once they realize…

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Coming Out: Web Resources

We’re All Hiding Something by Ash Beckham, 10 minute talk on TED This is a highly amusing and touching talk. Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone at some point in their life has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the…

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