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The mission of North Shore Unitarian Church is to empower people to live with greater depth, meaning and purpose. We welcome all to our caring community, foster spiritual growth free of dogma, and inspire actions in the service of life.
May 19th 10:30am
Simply by responding to circumstances in their family, Alison and Darryl Nixon have had to embrace the necessity of their home becoming therapeutic for their son, and now also for a homeless neighbour. They are discovering that brokenness and love are intimately connected. All of us live with vulnerability, and, in our various ways, all of our homes can be healing places.
Speaker: Alison Nixon
Co-ordinator: Andrea Berman
May 26th 10:30am
The Bridging Service
Having welcomed our incoming Grade 8 youth in April, today we acknowledge youth who are finishing Grade 12 and moving into their young adult years. Stephen and our Youth Program Coordinator Drae Mulder will assist our Youth Group in this service of their design.
Speakers: Our Graduating Senior Youth
Co-ordinator: Leslie Gibbons
June 2nd 10:30 am
The State of the Church
Before we conduct our Annual General Meeting, I like to take stock of where we are as a congregation. What are we doing well? What are we not doing at all that we could be? Where are our challenges? Where might we focus in the coming year?
Speaker: Rev. Stephen Atkinson
Coordinator: Rob McGregor
June 9th 10:30 am
The Interdependent Web: The Seventh Principle
“Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” This is our Seventh Principle, one which is particularly important to many of us who love living where we do because we are so close to our nurturing environment. For the first time, we will include a Pet Blessing as part of the service. (See the separate article on what we’ll do.)
Speaker: Rev. Stephen Atkinson
Co-ordinator: John Slattery
Can Eco-Spirituality Grow Eco-Justice?
What can we do to make the necessary shift in our worldview and practices to heal our eco-system? We begin with our theological grounding, then link our spiritual practices with our justice work. I will share some examples from my life and from some Unitarian congregations.
Speaker: The Rev. Meg Roberts
Awe and Wonder: The Limits of What We Know
We modern folk seek knowledge and certainty as often as possible. Yet the worlds' great spiritual traditions all extol the virtue of appreciating life's mysteries. How can we hold on to our sense of wonder and awe at the miraculous in life? How can we see that a life of the mind is part of this equation?
Speaker: The Rev. Shana Lynngood, Co-Minister, First Unitarian Church of Victoria
Articulating Our UU Faith
Join Jim and Marcia Stephenson and several members of recent classes as we explore the process of developing our personal credo statements. Listen to our dialogues illustrating how we might describe our denomination during a coffee hour, in an elevator, or whenever a question comes up about what it means to be a Unitarian.
Speakers: Class Members