One of my favourite childhood movies was Mary Poppins, we had the soundtrack album and I loved to play the music and try and sing along with supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! I’ve been thinking of Uncle Albert’s appreciation of laughter and how much I’ve needed to watch comedies during this pandemic. This Sunday at 10:30am I will be exploring the virtue of humour, how it connects us all in the sometimes tragic, sometimes absurd experience of being human. There will be laughter yoga (very good, very good, yay!), fun songs courtesy of the Grand River Congregation and more! As well, we will take time to honour all the mother and mothering people in our lives with a tribute video – there is still time to send in a photo to Tisa!
Sunday Services Zoom Link
Time: May 9th, 2021 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 Service will also be available to subscribers to the UCM channel:
Please be aware our livestream is public. Although it is unlikely for you to appear, if you want to ensure you are not visible please keep your video off during the service.
Next week is the annual Canadian UU Minister’s Gathering. I am excited to study with the Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore who is facilitating Leading UU Culture Change, an anti-oppression curriculum. It will be good to spend time connecting with my long distance colleagues. My email responses may be delayed this week and I am only available for evening meetings. If you need a quick response please text or phone me.
This summer UCM is entering into a unique collaboration with four other Ontario congregations – Grand River in Kitchener, Hamilton, Neighbourhood in Toronto, and Kingston. We will share the summer schedule, with each congregation offering two services. Each minister is going to offer their best reflections from the past year. If you have a favourite reflection you’d like to hear again, please let me know. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience wisdom from many sources and connect with our fellow UUs.
I am so grateful for the resilience and care of this chalice community. See you Sunday!