While I was serving on the board of the Canadian Unitarian Council I became the Chair of the Vision Task Force, leading to the creation of our national statement: we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice. It took three years to settle on a vision which reflected our core theology and during that process we also arrived at five aspirations which amplify and direct us towards that vision. The process took a long time, was often contentious as things are when we try to articulate our deeper meanings, but was in the end passed enthusiastically at the 2016 CUC Annual Meeting in Vancouver. I am proud to have been the midwife to these statements and to watch them become integral to our tradition. This Sunday I begin the first of a series of services on the five aspirations, exploring the meaning and hope that lies in being Deeply Connected, particularly in this time of pandemic worry.
As we head into another period of heightened restrictions to break the transmission of COVID-19, know that staying home is an act of love and justice, it’s a way to express our support for our burdened health care workers and protect the vulnerable. At the same time, I know it can feel like more loss. If you are struggling with feelings of loneliness, sorrow or just frustration please reach out to myself or a UCM friend or the Caring Circle. Come to a Sunday service, mindful meditation or Hearth Light. Remember you are not alone in the struggle.
Sunday Services Zoom Link
Our Sunday Service has a password. However, if you use the link below, it will take you directly into the service. If you join through zoom using the meeting ID, you will need to enter the password to access the service.
Time: Nov. 22nd, 2020 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 493 104 141
Phone In via: 647-374-4685
The YouTube livestream of the Sunday Service will also be available to subscribers to the UCM channel:
I look forward to seeing you on Zoom on Sunday!