Sunday Service

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Each Sunday we meet together at 10:30 a.m.

Children Welcome!

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.

See “Philosophy of Sunday Services” and “Themes” for more information, and view the Calendar for specific service information.

 

Upcoming Services

10:30 am – noon
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Spiritual But Still In Community

In an age in which many people say they are ‘spiritual not religious’ can faith still be a force for mobilizing people to collectively do good?

Speaker: Dr. Kofi Hope                                                                     

How can we be strong in our desire for social justice and clear in our values, without being exclusive in our ideas?  Should we even bother connecting our spirituality to social change?

Kofi Hope is a change maker.  He is a Rhodes Scholar and has a Doctorate in Politics from Oxford University.  Currently, he is Senior Policy Advisor at the Wellesley Institute, strategic consultant to the Vice President HR/Equity at the University Toronto. He is the winner of the 2017 Jane Jacobs prize.

Music: Chris/Miranda

 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Letter From A Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognizes the birth of the civil rights leader who led marches and boycotts for equal rights in the United States. It is celebrated in January. His inspiring words and actions remind Unitarians everywhere to work for racial, economic, and international justice.

This year the service will highlight Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous letter was published in 1963 in The Atlantic as“The Negro Is Your Brother”. It was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights movement. Excerpts from the Letter will be read in three parts by Wilburn Hayden, Pat Trudeau and Jesse Quarter.

Speaker: Pat Trudeau

Pat and her family have been members of NUUC since 2007. She is planning to be ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 2019. Currently, she is completing a Masters of Divinity Degree at the University of Toronto, Emmanuel College. Her passion for racial justice is evidenced in her sermons and workshops on becoming allies in anti-oppression.