The URL link below takes you to the Zoom meeting:
Common URL: https://tinyurl.com/UUSummerWorship to tune in, 10:30 AM each Sunday. Collective Coffee hour conversations to follow.
I am grateful that Peel Region is now in Stage 3 of re-opening while COVID-19 cases remain low. Thank you health care workers! I’ve appreciated being able to visit with people in person, go to UCM, go to the mall and even the movies; all small things but they build up into a sense of life lived in community, something I have very much missed. As indoor gatherings are now allowed, with masks and social distancing, I am quietly hopeful we will celebrate the Water Ceremony on September 12th in person. Necessary adaptations such as no congregational singing will change the service, but the joy of community will remain the same. We will continue to offer the service on-line as well. More details about what to expect will arrive in late August.
For this Sunday, it is our turn to host Summer Worship for five Southern Ontario congregations. I am excited to share a favourite reflection – Golden Threads – considering our Canadian UU aspiration to be “deeply connected”. What binds us together?
After this week I will be on holidays and study leave, using my study leave to plan for our multi-platform fall with in-person and on-line activities. I will be back in late August. Until then, remember the wise words of English poet John Lubbock: “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
I look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday!