Relationships

Presence to Change

We have learned the value of being present, in the moment, to ourselves, to the earth, and to the people around us. But as human beings, we have also survived and thrived based on living through habits, developing routines, and not having to think about what we already know. How do we teach ourselves to be centered and present in a world filled with unpredictability and swirling with change? Order of Service Listen:

The Thread You Follow

As we navigate the complexities of our lives, what guides our steps? What holds us steady? What changes our course? Join us as we reflect on meaning and mysteries on life’s journey. This is a pulpit exchange event. North Shore Unitarian ministers Revs. Emily and Marcus Hartlief preach at UCV, while Rev.  Epperson travels to meet with North Shore Unitarians. A grand, centuries-long Unitarian tradition. The Chalice Choir Sings Order of Service Listen:

An Experience in Shared Ministry

As UUs we are keenly aware of the Interdependent Web of Existence. The concept is enshrined in our core seven principles. When it comes to ministry, interdependence means that we all share the ministry of the church and minister to each other. I recently was on the receiving end of this collective ministry when I was critically ill and hospitalised for an extended period of time. In this service I will share my experience with you along with some thoughts about shared ministry. Order of Service: Listen:

A Pilgrim’s Story: Walking the Camino de Santiago Stories, Impressions and Lessons

The Camino de Santiago in northern Spain is one of the most important pilgrimage routes in the Catholic Church. Over 200,000 pilgrims arrive in Santiago de Compostela annually. Pilgrims come from around the world to walk at least 100 km and often more than 800 km. We are a diverse group ranging in age, faith, language and purpose. We may start by walking alone, but we often end up in groups, and in partners. All of us make our own discoveries, and many of us are changed by our experience. Listen:

How Nature and Nurture Have Helped Men Be Better Fathers

On this Father’s Day, we will consider how the role and contribution of fathering has taken some fascinating and sometimes underappreciated turns for the better. We will also be celebrating the bridging of some of our fabulous teens out of the Youth Program and into the Young Adult world. Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson Order of Service: Read:  Listen: 

Interdependence Interrogated and Affirmed?

A year ago, Canadian Unitarians affirmed a new Vision Statement for our denomination with the concept of interdependence at its core. The Chalice Choir sings. Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson Listen:  Order of Service:  Read:  As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice. These 5 Aspirations guide us in living out our faith: As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we are Deeply Connected, Radically Inclusive, Actively Engaged, Theologically Alive, and Spiritually Grounded.

Loving Imperfections

Listen: Aug 28 2016 – Leonie Armstrong – Loving Imperfections (13.6 MiB) Leonie Armstrong    

On Community

July 14, 2013 Geoff Gomery On Community