When I think of restoration, I think of bringing something back to its original state or bringing it back to life. There are people who can restore old cars, who look for just the right parts to keep its integrity. Others who can restore furniture … read more.
Category: From the Minister’s Study
Monthly or semi-monthly post from our Minister, Rev. Meghann Robern.
What is it that brings Unitarian Universalists together? After all, ours is a faith which doesn’t require us to hold the same answers to life’s big questions and yet, here we are, creating community. On the home page of the Canadian Unitarian Council’s website it … read more.
Something that this past year of pandemic has made glaringly obvious to me is that we do not do enough of this with each other.
There is a difference between claiming “this thing is objectively bad and no one should use it” as opposed … read more.
Another year has come and gone, my beloveds, and what a year it has been. Our monthly theme for December is silence, and while the softness of the snow-covered earth is ideal for engaging a contemplative life during the winter months, I also fear the … read more.
Our theme for November is “possibilities.” We’ll be engaging with it in our services — both Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings — and in our Covenant Groups as well. While this theme topic was chosen months ago, before the pandemic began, it feels to me … read more.
“Loss is felt many times. First for what is now gone, second for what was before, and then endlessly for everything that might’ve been.” — Austin Walker
Our ministry theme for October is grief. Grief is uncomfortable, heart-wrenching, devastating… and inescapable. It’s part of the human … read more.
I am delighted to share with you that we will have a student minister with us this program year. Nicole McKay (she/her/hers) is a Unitarian Universalist seminarian studying at the University of Toronto. She requires a field education placement for this school year through her … read more.
I’m having a hard time believing that it’s already summer. With the global pandemic, among other things, it feels like this year is zipping by way too fast… while also feeling incredibly long at the same time.
What I do know is that the temptation to … read more.
The Rev. James Luther Adams said that “church is where you practice what it means to be human.” Part of that is learning not just to rely on each other, but how to celebrate and learn from each other. We grow best in our garden … read more.
As we enter the second month of this worldwide pandemic, we find ourselves adjusting from the immediate reactivity of the crisis into the endurance required of a long haul. As strange as it may seem, this initial period since we began physical distancing is known, … read more.