This Sunday we continue with our Canadian UU aspirations as we aspire to be Actively Engaged: we strive to work joyfully for a just and compassionate society, experimenting with new forms of community. One way UCM is actively engaged is through our on-going support of the UU office at the United Nations (UU@UN) and this week we lift up their work around climate justice, hear from our UU@UN Envoy Melissa Weale, and take a special offering to achieve the 6th Principle Award (formerly Blue Ribbon status).
Special Collection this Sunday
We are hoping to become again one of a few Blue Ribbon Congregations, now called Sixth Principle Congregations, that help to sustain the crucial work done by the UU@UN into the future. To qualify as a Sixth Principle Congregation, we need at least 6 individuals to become Supporters through a gift of $60 or more.
The easiest way to donate is to go to the CUC donation page for the UU@UN. You can pay by credit card and don’t forget to type in UCM in the Congregation box.
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. 29th, 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:
As we adjust to living once again with more restrictions we also have to adjust our expectations of the upcoming winter holidays. Whether you celebrate Solstice or Christmas or Hanukkah or all the holidays of light it simply won’t be the same this year. Further down the Shining Chalice you will find some of our holiday plans to help keep the season as merry and bright as possible. Let’s help each other come up with inventive ways to feel the holiday spirit.
I know not all of us will be able to access the joy of the season, and that is okay. We all arrive at the holidays with different experiences. If you feel particularly challenged this year please don’t struggle alone. Reach out to myself or the Caring Circle. We need one another in times of joy and in times of struggle, and this holiday will include both for many of us.
I look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon.