Rev. Helen McFadyen

Gimme Shelter

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 Toasts to “a Good Life”

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.

This Is Our Prayer

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.

A Matter of Pride

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.

The Prophetic Voices of Elders

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.