Welcome

We are a community of people sharing our spiritual life journeys.  Visitors are welcome to join us any Sunday.

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Webside Pulpit

When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.

         ~ Madeleine M. Kunin


 

Our Vision Statement

Don Heights is a resilient, welcoming community of diverse individuals, promoting love, reason and freedom in religion, fostering lifelong spiritual growth and acting for social justice and the environment

Approved at a Congregational Meeting, October 4, 2009

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Don Heights is a member of the Canadian Unitarian Council, our national organization, which provides support for Unitarians across Canada.

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Sunday Services

February 1, 2015 at 10:30 am


Magic and Environmentalism

Speaker: Sabrina Scott

 

What is magic and why might it be important for environmentalism?  How does witchcraft facilitate conversations between humans and non-humans?  What if the idea of ‘nature’ itself is in the way of environmental justice?  What happens when we consider mundane spaces as exciting, as full of life and energy as the great outdoors?

Sabrina Scott is a Masters candidate in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.  Her academic work draws upon object-oriented ontology, speculative realism, and new materialisms and considers contemporary witchcraft as a form of ecopedagogy.  To this she infuses a lifelong involvement with Modern American Spiritualism and over fifteen years of experience as a practicing witch.  She is also an illustrator and designer whose work focuses on social and environmental justice.

 

 



February 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

You Say You Want an Evolution? 

Speaker: Lynn Harrison

Charles Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809, and more than two hundred years after his birth, people are still fascinated by evolution.  Today, there’s evidence that human beings are evolving toward a deeper understanding of the universe and our place in it.  This is very good news, at a time when (as the song by The Beatles goes) “we all want to change the world!”  How are we evolving today, as individuals and as a species?  What can we do, to encourage our own evolution--that is, to grow in positive new ways?

Lynn Harrison is a Candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry.  She was the Intern Minister at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto in 2013-14 and will complete her Master of Divinity studies at Emmanuel College (University of Toronto) in 2015.

 



February 15, 2015 at 10:30 am

Unitarians Working Together

Speaker: Lorna Weigand

 

Once a year UU congregations in Canada hold a service, usually in February, that focuses on the Canadian Unitarian Council, CUC.  Although our commitment to congregational polity gives us the freedom to make decisions for out congregation within our congregational membership we can be stronger when we work together.  Don Heights is not an island alone working for a better world.  

Lorna became part of the CUC Board last May, and during this service we will talk about some of the UU work that is being done across the country and in particular we will have a discussion about the larger vision for our faith group across the Canada.  Please come prepared to share your ideas. 

 



February 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

Economics and the Common Good

Speaker: Pariac Lilly

The talk will reflect on Henry George's philosophy, its role in restoring justice and dignity for all and some of its implications in terms of justice, equity and sustainability.

Pariac Lilly is a member of EarthSharing Canada, an organization dedicated to Economic Justice. Paraic was a long time member and local leader of the School of Philosophy and Economic Science.  This organization originated on the principles of Economic Justice and later breaded its scope to the study of philosophical principles that focused on unity.

 


 




Sunday Services Chair: Sharyn Devine