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 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.

September 4th, 2016: Water Communion Service

September 25th, 2016: Our Monthly 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 2nd, 2016: Tradition by Amanda Tarling

Tradition has often been seen as a threat. And that’s certainly how it’s felt to many of us at times. We know what it is like to be bound tight by tradition. Suffocated by rules and rituals that limit what we can think or who we can love. So, rightfully, our Unitarian message has long been: “Don’t be afraid to throw tradition out!” But we also know it’s more complex than that. We are not always perfect at it, but for a while now, we’ve also recognized that tradition can be a gift, not just a threat. We’re more and more likely to agree with W. Somerset Maugham, who wrote, “Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.” And not just a guide, but a connection to the wisdom and wonder of the past.

October 9th, 2016: Hands on UU Thanksgiving Communion Service with Melynda Okulitch

Come bake bread and learn about our faith community.  Everyone is welcome.

October 16th, 2016: Our Monthly Unitarian Singing Service with Barbara Slater

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 23rd, 2016: No Service this Sunday.

October 30th, 2016: Community Potluck

Come and join us at 11am this Sunday for a short service led by Cesca and then a sandwich and soup potluck.  If you’re able to bring some sandwiches to share there will be soup, coffee, tea, juice and ice cream for dessert.  Everyone is welcome.   Kids encouraged to come in their costumes.   If you need more information contact Katie at ssucoordinator@gmail.com.

 

November 6th, 2016: Service by Amanda Tarling on Purpose

The Wiccan community would say that purpose is what makes the magic happen.  Witchcraft traditions see purpose and intention as the “real magical power” in any of their “spells.”  Hindus don’t call it magic but they treat purpose just as centrally.  Purpose–or “rajas” as they call it–is the force that saves human beings from life’s primary negative force: “tamas”–their word for worldly depression.  This tension between purpose and depression is seen as life’s primary battle and determines whether one is born higher or lower on the life scale when one is reincarnated.  This seems an especially important perspective for our “culture of happiness” to pay attention to!  Feeling depressed?  Feeling like life has lost meaning?  Our culture tends to say: “Go out and find out what makes you feel good.”  Forget that, say the Hindus.  What you really need to find is your purpose!

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