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.
Rev. Helen McFadyen
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.
Many Unitarian Universalists were active in the gay rights movement throughout the latter half of the 20th century. The Welcoming Congregation certification program for congregations is one example of UUs intentional willingness to engage, learn, and experience transformative change. Over the years, most Canadian congregations … read more.
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.
1 in 5 (the number of Canadians who will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime). Given the staggering impact mental health has on lives in our society, and the stigma that’s still associated with mental illness, can spirituality, faith, and church community offer … read more.
In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8) today we highlight women who risk breaking their silence and urge others to do the same. The “#MeToo” movement grew to unparalleled heights in 2017 as women self-identified experiencing workplace harassment and sexualized violence. We are seeing … read more.
Language is an imperfect, imprecise means of communicating. Words sometimes wound and disempower. What words push your buttons? What words have wounded you? Wounded others?