It feels like fall has arrived, orange pumpklins everywhere, the sharp purples and shades of red along the roadsides, and the cool damp rain. It’s a time of abundance and change. Here at UCM we turn our attention to nurturing inclusivity, with a Multi Age service this Sunday at 10:30am. We will hear about Viola Desmond’s courage all those years ago in Nova Scotia. After the shorter service we will all head upstairs for a fun learning activity, exploring ideas of inclusion and exclusion. This is vital work and I am proud that we are willing to stretch ourselves and strengthen our community.
Thank you to all UCM folks who showed up at Climate Strikes across the GTA. Between Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto, over 25 of us in total! We put our UU principles into action and spoke up for the urgent need to address the climate crisis.
If you are new to UCM, or just curious to learn more Unitarian Universalism, you are invited to join me in my office, about 10 minutes after the service and activity ends. We will have tea and talk about what matters most to you.
I look forward to being with all of you this Sunday.
October’s Theme: Listening
“Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.”
The resources for listening are now on-line on our website. You can find them by scrolling down the main page, or going to the worship page, clicking on theme ministry, and look for October. You can work through the materials independently, then join our theme dinner and evening on Wednesday October 23rd, to share your experiences.
The themes this year are loosely associated with our focus on nurturing inclusivity – exploring what it means to belong, to understand difference, to act for justice, and create a congregational culture welcoming of diversity.