National Sunday Service: Sunday, November 28 at 1:00 pm
There will be NO UCM service in the morning, all are invited to attend a special national on-line in this anniversary year of the founding of the Canadian Unitarian Council.
Led by youth and young adults, this service recognizes and celebrates our 60-year history, and calls on us to fulfill the possibilities of our future together.
Click National Sunday Service to register for Sunday’s Zoom link.
The YouTube livestream of the Service will also be available to subscribers of the CUC’s YouTube channel.
Last Saturday we enjoyed a wonderful return of the Festive Fair, adapted to COVID times, with a great spirit of community. I was delighted to visit with so many UCM folks, both volunteers and visitors. I left feeling more grateful than ever for all the people who make this chalice community glow with light.
Those moments of light are needed these days; I can feel the stress that is leaking out of many of us – including myself – as the pandemic goes on and on and on, with the national 8th principle vote this weekend, and the approaching holidays that bring joy and strife. I have to remind myself to practice self compassion and to extend that compassion to others. We are doing the imperfect best we can in these imperfect times. If you are struggling know that I am just a phone call away.
As I noted, this weekend the Canadian Unitarian Council is holding a vote on adopting the eighth principle: We affirm and promote: Individual and communal action that accountably dismantles racism and systemic barriers to full inclusion in ourselves and our institutions. Our three delegates will vote a resounding yes to the principle we adopted back in June. I will be there to witness this historic moment and non-delegates are welcome to watch Saturday’s meeting. There are several special CUC events this weekend to celebrate sixty years as an organization, including the Sunday service at 1:00pm on Zoom or YouTube. We will NOT have a morning service, you are encouraged to attend the CUC service “Change is Nature”, led by UU youth and young adults.
May we find comfort in the light of the chalice.