The hero’s journey is one of the most central and beloved stories, where the chosen one sets out an epic quest and surmounts impossible odds, it is the basis for many a superhero movie. These days I find I am seeing more and more collective journeys, where a group of people face challenges together, each using their own gifts to help. It seems to me that we are entering an age of collaboration, where leadership becomes a collective enterprise in the face of an unsettled, uncertain future.
This Sunday at 10:30am I consider how we – as individuals and as a chalice community – can plan for an unknown future.
As part of our collective obligations to Unitarian Universalism we will hold a special offering for Flaming Chalice International, which provides support to Unitarians in Burundi and Rwanda. Please keep scrolling to hear from Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana how last year’s funds helped feed families. You can give on-line before Sunday, please include a note mentioning UCM, or offer cash or a cheque during the service.
The YouTube livestream of the Service will be available to subscibers to the UCM channel:
To subscribe, find the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga on YouTube, and hit the subscribe button. The livestream will appear on the main page when it begins. Live Streaming without a Zoom gathering is an experiment for September, please let us know what you think.
On Saturday I will be attending the Harvest Ontario Walk, walking with the UU group to protest the building of Highway 413. As a Green Sanctuary we seek more sustainable options for transportation.
Friday is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, when we are encouraged to spend time remembering all the indigenous children who died at residential schools and honouring the on-going trauma of this difficult history. Tonight I am hosting a watch party of the Canadian Unitarian Council’s special service “Unsettled and Unafraid”, about decolonization in recognition of this day.
Blessings are everywhere.