Past Events

Here are some of the Sunday Services we've had in the past - to give you an idea of the neat places we've been and special things that we do!

September 24th 2017: Amanda Tarling “Mindfulness in difficult times”

The theme for our fall services is “Spiritual practices for these times” and we will start by looking at how we can find ways to be deeply mindful and grounded despite being constantly bombarded by harrowing news. Come join us as we investigate together ways to strengthen our spiritual response to trauma and become more resilient and connected.

October 1st, 2017: Amanda Tarling: “Finding a Sustaining Spiritual Practice”

Continuing the theme of “Spiritual practices for these times” we will investigate the Japanese practice of “naikan.” The word naikan means “looking inside” or “seeing oneself” with the mind’s eye.” This spiritual practice is based on asking three questions;

What did I receive today?
What did I give?
What troubles did I cause?

Join us as we deepen our awareness and resilience.

September 10th, 2017: A Message of Love by Dar Levy

In a world where those who are different are still bullied,  still  made to feel less than the rest, where many Transgender Youth still feel that suicide is the only option they have to escape that hurt and ridicule, we of the Unitarian-Universalist faith continue to stand on the side of love and confirm the inherent worth and dignity of all.  Please join us as we take a closer look at what it’s like to be queer, and celebrate how our message of love and radical acceptance can change the world, one queer at a time. 

October 15th, 2017: Our Unitarian Singing Service with Barbara Slater

Our first singing service of the new season!

In our family-friendly sacred song circles, Barbara Slater teaches us chants from around the world, as well as a few simple songs from the Unitarian tradition. Any fan of Barbara’s Ubuntu song circles around the island are certainly welcome. All ages and abilities welcomed.

Uplifting 🙂 Don’t miss it!

October 29th, 2017: Community Potluck

Come and join our spiritual community as we share food and lively conversation this Sunday morning.

November 5th, 2017: Amanda Tarling: Physical Health and Spiritual Practice”

It’s fascinating that in China, studying Traditional Chinese Medicine is like going to medical school within the confines of a theological seminary whereas in the West, we separate religion and medicine. Come and join us as we look at how our health can deepen our spiritual practice.

November 19th, 2017: Wisdom and the Human Condition by Oliver Belisle

Homo sapiens sapiens–wisest of the wise ones. This is the name we’ve given our species, and on the surface it seems well-deserved; but observe yourself carefully, or the people around you, or read the news, and you may begin to question whether we’ve earned this name at all. What does it mean to be wise, and if we are not yet wise ourselves, how can we become so?

December 3rd, 2017: Amanda Tarling: “Embracing the Sabbath as a Spiritual Practice”

As the holidays get closer we tend to become busier than ever. What better time to slow down and find time to be at peace. The Sabbath is traditionally a day of rest for people of the Jewish faith. Come and explore the numerous ways in which the Sabbath can invigorate our lives and our spiritual practices while helping us to find the calm and sacred stillness of this time of year.

September 11th, 2016: Our Annual Pride Service with Amanda Tarling, “Pride of Place.”

That old British phrase “Pride of place” is how we at the Unitarian Fellowship feel about Pride. We are a LGBTQ sanctuary that is united in our horror of the Orlando mass shooting and yet thrilled when Prime Minister Trudeau marched in Toronto Pride. Come and celebrate Pride morning with some spiritual time amongst a welcoming community that revels in music, community and all things rainbow.

September 18th, 2016: Fall Fair this weekend. NO SERVICE.