Each Sunday we meet together at 10:30 a.m.
Each Sunday we join together as a room full of doubters, dreamers, theists, atheists, non-theists, liberals and conservatives, Buddhists, meditators, mystics, lovers of reason and lovers of life. While our perspectives often differ, we all share the desire to express our gratitude for life and to reconnect with who we most want to be.
Thus “Sunday Service” is a time of expressing thanks, finding peace and listening to our souls. We often hear from one another and from our minister, challenges to live our lives with depth, boldness, passion, generosity and risk.
Services include music, meditation, ritual and sharing. If you are searching for a time of reflection and inspiration, or if you just need a “spiritual jolt,” we’d love to have you join us.
Children are present during the beginning of our Service. After the Children’s Story, they go to their own programs. Visitors are always welcome. Services last for approx 75 minutes. Coffee and light snacks are served afterward, and we hope you will stay and have a chat with our members. Limited parking is available in our lot off Ashdale Avenue directly behind our building. Street parking is available on Hiawatha and Ashdale, as well as on Gerrard Avenue.
10:30 am – noon
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Our ancestors used drums, chants and fire to mark the change in the seasons. After the darkest months, they noticed the days becoming longer again, and celebrated another year of living. Many of their practices were adapted by Christians. Door wreaths, kissing under the mistletoe and decorated trees all came from our Pagan ancestors. We celebrate this holiday with our own songs, chants, stories and candles. Join us as we make merry and remember our wise ancestors!
Speaker: Rev. Wayne Walder & Friends
Leader: Gordon Thorne
Music: Spirit Choir
Monday, December 24, 2018
We are a post-Christian faith, and that can be confusing at Christmas time. This year we are focusing on the Christmas story as a story everyone can relate to, because each of us has been on a journey “home”. Each of us has been rejected. And each of us has begun something new, something magical, like the birth of a child. At our Christmas Eve service, three members of our community will tell their stories within the context of the traditional Christmas story. We do this because important stories like Christmas are stories that reflect the joys and sorrows of our lives. They can remind us of our common humanity, as brothers and sisters, on one earth.
Speaker: A Subcommittee
Leader: Dave Renzetti
Music: Spirit Choir