August 24, 2014 at 10:30 am
C is for Courageous Unitarians
Speaker: John Sproule
Courageous Unitarians deals with governments and agents of change. There is a tale of Lydia Child, Peter Cooper and the Cherokee; Mary Carpenter's reform schools; Canada's own Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino; a long line of Chamberlains; and many others.
August 31, 2014 at 10:30 am
Peach Party Bingo
Presenters: Christine Cover and Sharyn Devine
There is nothing more mouth-watering than a ripe Niagara peach. In honour of this most sublime of fruits, the last Service of the summer will be a peach themed workshop. We will be making peach pie, jam, and other goodies to take home. There will also be a Bingo game, with peach pie as a prize.
September 7, 2014 at 10:30 am
We Are Family
Speaker: Lynn Harrison
As we begin to explore the theme of “kinship” in the month of September, we reflect on how we are connected to all people and living things - not only the “kin” of our immediate families. Science shows us that we are related to other living things in ways that may surprise us! As we learn more about our inter-connectedness, we grow to become more caring and compassionate participants in the dance of life.
Lynn Harrision 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.
September 14, 2014 at 10:30 am
Love Can Be Complicated
Speaker: Eric Nagler
What happens when your beliefs and ethics run counter to your guts and fears? Where do our stories come from? How do we rationalize our behaviour?
Monogamy and non-monogamy are two seemingly different ways of life. The dichotomy gives rise to differing beliefs about human nature, and social, legal and political issues.
To get beyond the politics, Eric would like to take you on his personal journey to become who he is today. It is not about fighting for a cause or living up to a set of beliefs. It’s about his life experiences going back to early childhood and up to the present.
Eric would probably be defined as polyamorous but he doesn’t see himself that way. Let him tell you his story.
Many will recognize Eric Nagler's name from his work in the 80s and 90s in children's television. But few may know he learned his musical chops in the Greenwich Village of the sixties, did his graduate work in counseling and School Psychology, Opened Canada's first folk music store, and had successful careers as a studio musician and adult folk entertainer. Today Nagler spends most of his time producing workshops in Love, Intimacy and Sexuality for The Human Awareness Institute (HAI). Eric is a writer, concert artist, shop keeper, and relationship coach.
September 21, 2014 at 10:30 am
To Be Decided
Speaker: Chris Wulff
Details to come.
September 28, 2014 at 10:30 am
The Harper Government's Attack on Sex Workers
Speaker: Antonia Zerbisias
Prostitution is, and always has been, legal in Canada. When three Ontario sex workers launched a challenge against three sections of Canada’s Criminal Code which they claimed made their legal trade unconstitutionally dangerous, they went all the way to the Supreme Court – which last December agreed with them. Retaliation from the Harper Government, in its ongoing effort to maintain its Christian Evangelical base out west, was swift.
Antonia Zerbisias has been with the Star since 1989, serving as a media critic, political and cultural columnist, Montreal correspondent and feature writer. She has won the National Newspaper Award for critical writing and was nominated for Investigative Reporting. She has co-hosted Inside Media for CBC Newsworld as well as the business show Venture for the main network. Originally from Montreal, she holds an honours MBA and is active with dog rescue groups.
Sunday Services Chair: Sharyn Devine