We are gathering in person this Sunday at 10:30am!
“Promise of a Bittersweet End”
John Donne realized that “Death be not proud . . .” Still, any of us who has lost someone dear to us recognizes that death cloaks itself with a mighty mantle. Yes, we’ll get hurt; our hearts will break. Today Jeff explores some of the pains, perils, and possibilities that accompany the loss of someone significant.
Jeffrey Brown currently serves as a spiritual care practitioner in the Mississauga Trillium Health Partners’ hospitals and a chaplain to the University of Toronto. During his career as a minister, he has actively worked with multifaith groups to change the world, especially in social justice, peacemaking, and human rights. After four decades serving Unitarian Universalist congregations in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., he retired from the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga and is our Minister Emeritus.
Register here: https://uucm.ca/registration-sunday-service/
Our safety protocols include:
Limit to 60 attendees. Registration in advance. Attendees be fully vaccinated. Masks must be worn indoors. Chairs will be spaced into household groups. No congregational singing
Families are welcome! Children may still in the Great Hall with their families or head to the Sunflower Room for Spiritual Exploration.
Sunday Services Zoom Link
Time: November 21, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 881 5564 8070
Phone In via: 647-374-4685
The YouTube livestream of the Service will also be available to subscibers 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.
I know that we will offer a warm welcome to our Minister Emeritus, the Rev. Jeffrey Brown, our guest speaker this Sunday at 10:30am for our multi-platform service. Rev. Jeff will be exploring some of the pains, perils, and possibilities that accompany the loss of someone significant. We also welcome back JoAnne Wurster as our guest musician and will have our third and final canvass testimony. Don’t miss this special Sunday!
Even in the midst of death there is community life, and Saturday marks the return of the beloved Festive Fair. Thank you to all the many, many volunteers who have been – and will be – working so hard to make the Fair a success. With Sunday services and special events I can feel the Great Hall coming back to life.
While I won’t be with you this weekend as you enjoy the return of Rev. Jeff, I hope you all find moments of tender joy in the days to come. Next Sunday there is NO UCM service as we attend the National Service at 1:00pm, but I will be back on Sunday December 4th. During the week you are invited to join me for the Living the Principle sessions!