Topic: Prophetic Men and Women

‘Owning’ What We Create

As Women’s History month comes to an end, we’ll be looking at two significant women: Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley—mother and daughter—and the extraordinary legacy of their lives and writing. Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women, 1792, was a ground-breaking work that resonates today; Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus, 1818, written when she was eighteen years old…well, we all know about that one, don’t we?

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The Legacy of “Spiritual Bad-Ass” Richard Wagamese

Acclaimed Indigenous author, Richard Wagamese (1955 – 2017) did not seek to be a teacher or guru, but the honest, evocative observations he made along his own journey to become, as he says, “a spiritual bad-ass”, forged a legacy of wisdom and inspiration sought by many spiritual seekers.
Today’s guest, Rev. McFadyen, reflects on the life and words of teacher and friend, Richard Wagamese.

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Encountering our Ancestors XIV

It’s the season of Samhain/Halloween/Day of the Dead. For the fourteenth time, we summon eminent ancestors from our Unitarian Universalist history to experience their stories.

Join us to welcome these visitors from the past: an occasion to reckon our good fortune as heirs of an amazing religious tradition.

Walt Whitman poem here:

https://amiracarluccio.com/2018/06/01/preface-to-leaves-of-grass-this-is-what-you-shall-do-by-walt-whitman-part-one/

https://www.bartleby.com/39/45.html

See previous Ancestors services at: http://vancouverunitarians.ca/topic/ancestors/

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The Future: Pessimistic or Optimistic?

Recently, I was asked this question: “Are you pessimistic or optimistic about the future?” To be sure, there are reasons
enough to be less than cheerful about what is to be. And yet, and yet…

I want to share a real story about a shepherd in northern England that gives me hope.
This is a First Sunday of the month, so it’s an all ages, whole congregation worship service.

Prepare to meet some sheep!

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2018-01-07-The_Future_Pessimistic_or_Optimistic.mp3

Nature will be My Language— A Close Encounter with Thoreau

Dismissed by most of his contemporaries as a failed and strange outsider, Henry David Thoreau has come to be seen as one of North America’s foundational writers. He directly influenced Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and prophetically heralded the rise of
ecological sciences, the environmental movement, and the turn to Nature in Unitarian theology.
Thoreau is author of “Walden” and “On Civil Disobedience”. We celebrate his 200th anniversary.
The Chalice Choir sings.

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Mother’s Day/Flower Communion

The Flower Communion is a central rite for Unitarians around the world.

At our congregation, it coincides nicely with Mother’s Day, celebrating how our individual contributions to mentoring/parenting/ mothering enable our children and young people to grow up and flourish as adults.

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

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