December 8, 2013 at 10:30 am
Canada’s Changing Immigration Policy:
Closing the Door and Engineering a New Social Reality
Presenter: Edward C. Corrigan
Since being elected in May, 2011, Canadian Stephen Harper's Conservative government has made dramatic changes in Canada's Immigration policy; affecting all facets of Immigration as well as making changes for Canada's Permanent Residents, and for those applying for Citizenship. The most dramatic changes impacted Canada's refugee policies. Have these new policies served Canada's interests, and have these changes affected how the World (and prospective immigrants) see Canada?
December 15, 2013 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Lynn Harrison
We all have gifts that contribute to the world and we can all be considered ministers, especially in the Unitarian context. How can we discover our gifts and follow our calls, both as individuals and as a community? At this time of holiday giving, we seek new ways to offer our gifts and our presence to others. The sermon will be accompanied by one of Lynn’s original songs.
Evening Service - December 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm
The Awakening of Ebeneza
Master of Ceremonies: John Kennedy
This year we will be presenting our updated version of A Christmas Carol, with a cast of many!
Musically this service will be extra-special. First of all, we will be joined by Neighbourhood’s Spirit Choir, which will perform some pieces with the Don Heights Singers and on their own. Secondly, we will witness the premiere of original Christmas songs written by members of the Don Heights Singers.
Contributions to our traditional mitten tree will benefit the North York Women’s Shelter. We will end the Service with our traditional Moravian Love Feast.
December 29, 2013 at 10:30 am
The Importance of Wit and Laughter: Mummering - A Newfoundland Christmas Tradition
Presenters: Florence and Steve Ivany
Please join us for this short Service which will highlight the importance of humour, and the tradition of mummery.
Sunday Services Chair: Sharyn Devine