Online Service: What Are Your Three Things? – Rev. Ben Robins

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Online Service: What Are Your Three Things? – Rev. Ben Robins

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Unitarianism came about when people rejected the trinity and said that there's just one thing. It was a release, a letting go of the weight of centuries of dogma. Two hundred or so years ago, in an individualistic and rational context, our Unitarian forebears said no to something. Even for me as a kid in the 1980s, describing what we were as UUs was often actually describing what we weren't. The focus was on leaving something behind. Well, sometimes it has felt like we're missing something. This Sunday at 10:30, we explore this journey of finding wholeness, of discovering or rediscovering the fullness of what brings meaning, depth and richness to life. Having let go of the three trinitarian things (unless you're a trinitarian unitarian), I will ask, what are your three things, or five things? In these times, what makes us whole? You're welcome to send me your first thoughts at revben@uucm.ca. Sunday Services Zoom Link Time: Feb. 21st, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/493104141?pwd=Sk84NTlvOUpOQjMzc2t5b214V3UyUT09 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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD8jh9eDfIPsl51oMKSpqPw?view_as=subscriber 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 look forward to being with you on Sunday. Love, Ben

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Amnesty Write for Rights Campaign

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Amnesty International Sunday Our Amnesty International group at UCM has selected two cases for letter-writing this Sunday. Both have email addresses so that you can download the attached letters, sign and scan, and then send directly by email. The first case is a group of men from the Ahwazi Arab minority in Iran, three of face death sentences for "confessing" to crimes against state security under torture conditions. Another man has "disappeared" and three others face life imprisonment, all for advocating better rights for their Ahwazi Arab minority fellow citizens. The second case is supporting Margarita Yudina, a lady who protested in St. Petersburg against the prison sentence for opposition leader Alexei Navalny. She was arrested and faces a jail term, and her sons have been threatened with conscription into the Russian army. This 'selective conscription' threat has been used to intimidate many young Russian protesters. Please copy johnrowell99@gmail.com on your email letters. You may also go to the Amnesty International Canada website and sign petitions directly on their website, but please let John Rowell know if you have done so. Thank you for your support of these courageous human rights defenders. John Rowell

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