Monastic influences for home & everyday life.
Rev. Helen McFadyen
Rev. Helen recounts the inspiring story of many UU churches and groups through history which have acted on religious principles and conscience to shelter and offer sanctuary to people at risk of oppression, workplace discrimination, or unjust deportation or detention.
Our Fellowship returns from summer hiatus for a season of Sunday services on a variety of spiritual themes. The purpose of the Ingathering service and Water ceremony on Sept 9 is to experiment with traditions and familiar elements, invite the unexpected, upset our presuppositions, and risk a … read more.
Is the traditional Sunday worship service “hymn sandwich” dead or dormant? Using images, music, and text, we explore how and why Unitarian Universalists across Canada are “doing church” these days.
What is the practice of “prayer” for Unitarian Universalists? How and why do or should we pray? Should UU prayer be limited to individual practice, or engaged as a shared, communal one? How does prayer connect us to each other or to something “beyond”? Is there … read more.
We are a society that engages liberally in real-time public sharing of personal experience, especially in times of crisis. Through social media, millions of individuals document their own experience of cancer treatment, the death of family members and pets, and the impact in their lives … read more.
Today, we’ll look at stories of transformation (spiritual, social, and personal) and how these are often preceded by times of distress, grief, or confusion.
Journeying along the 500 mile ancient Catholic pilgrimage walking route in northern Spain known as the Camino de Santiago is considered a pinnacle experience by many spiritual seekers, including Unitarian Universalists. What is that pilgrimage experience like? Plus, today we will conduct our own “mini … read more.
Queer? Out? Activist? Ally? How can we as individuals and communities be more inclusive and supportive of all the different journeys we are living? We’ll celebrate and reflect on the beautiful, diverse spectrum of sexual expression, orientation, and gender identity that makes each being unique.
You are invited to pre-submit a favourite song, poem, or short reading that reflects the wisdom and strength of age, and how elders live with integrity in an ageist society. (Each entry 3.5 mins. max please). Contact Rev. Helen before Jan. 3 so she has … read more.