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Sunday Service: Guardians

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Manchester, England in 1819 is a city rapidly transforming due to the industrialization of the textile industry. Adults and children work the looms that operate seven days a week. Wages have been cut by two thirds, while food prices are rising. The people decide to protest... Join me this Sunday at 10:30am for the rest of the story. I'll speak about the Unitarians who lived through this moment of radical reform and its aftermath. It's a story of courage and sorrow, with lessons for today. If you want to learn more about UU history, head to Founders Hall at 12:00pm for UU Roots. After the service, there will be a table set up in the Great Hall to make your sign for the Climate Strike on Friday September 27th. Look for Marc Xuereb. I invite you to join me at the Brampton event taking place in Garden Square at 1:00pm.  Sign up here for details.  If it is easier to attend the Toronto Climate Strike, please connect with Susan Berry to travel down together. First Unitarian Congregation in Toronto will have a strong presence there. I am grateful for the UU response to the climate crisis, working together we have an impact. This Sunday we also remember our Unitarian brothers and sisters from Burundi, who are now living in refugee camps in Rwanda.  There will be a special offering for Flaming Chalice International, which was established to help Burundi Unitarians who have fled persecution. I look forward to being with all of you this Sunday. Blessings, Fiona

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Welcome back Children!

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Welcome back Children! This Sunday is the official start of classes for children age 5 to 12 (Kindergarten to Grade 6). The Story for All Ages this week is called Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman. I wonder if you have heard this story before?  In this story, a young boy named Joseph does not want to give up the worn out blanket given to him by his grandfather even when his mother says "Throw it out!".  I hope this story of creative re-purposing of fabric and clothing will inspire us in our discussions and activites over the next few weeks on recycling. I am excited to start off the children's programming with environmental projects connected to our 7th principle: Respect for the interdependent web of life of which we are all a part. After the story we will go to Founder Hall with Melissa. Children under 4 will go to the Sunflower room with Claire. Youth grade 7 and up go directly to the barn at 10:30 with Neal. I will be in the front hallway before service to welcome you and answer any questions. See you soon! Sheila Bjarnason, DLL (Interim)

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Amnesty International Letter Writing

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Amnesty International Letter Writing This Sunday, our Amesty International group is asking everyone to sign letters to the governments of Senegal and Equatorial Guinea to drop charges against opposition activists who used Facebook posts or other peaceful protests against government policies. In the case of Joaquin Ayeto in Equatorial Guinea, the case is urgent as his health is deteriorating in jail. Please take the time to read and sign the letters to defend the right to peaceful dissent in Africa.

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UU Roots

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UU Roots Founders Hall, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Sunday September 22nd Once a month after service, join the Rev. Fiona Heath as we go back in time to the origins of our religious tradition. It involves heretics, kings, utopian communes, scientists, and much, much more! This is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge of Unitarian Universalism and learn more about your spiritual ancestors. You can attend one or all. No registration required.

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