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

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“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” 

        ~ Deb Caletti

 

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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Sunday Services

  

 

September 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

Speaker: Chris Wulff

Changes in technology can make the world feel like it's spinning so fast and so much that it threatens to throw us from our seats. Concerns about automation and artificial intelligence give us a new view into the fears that divide us and the hope that yet remains.

 

Christopher Wulff is a seminarian at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto, preparing for ordination as a Unitarian Universalist minister. In addition to his being an OWL (Our Whole Lives) teacher and a Lay Chaplain with his congregation, he runs a small web development firm for community nonprofits and teaches in the Journalism degree program at Humber College.

 

 


 

September 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

Community Waters

Speaker: Rev. Lori Kyle

On this first Sunday of gathering after the summer break, Rev. Lori Kyle will join us to explore the origins of the Water Communion in UU communities.  Each of us will then have the opportunity to share in the message by offering a few words about the meaning/spiritual significance of the water we have added to our collective bowl.  

 

Rev. Lori Kyle has been the spiritual leader at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Durham since October, 2014 and lives in eastern Toronto with her partner Margaret, and her children Nathan and Maddie.  Lori was ordained at Toronto First on June 14.

 


 

 

September 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

The Unforeseen Privilege of Ontario Separate Schools

Speaker: Reva Landau

In the years prior to Confederation in 1867, only a minority of Catholic children, about 5% of all students, went to separate schools; and separate schools had only about 60% to 66% of the overall funding per student as public schools.  Today about 30% of all children go to separate schools, and separate schools have generally the same or more funding per student as public schools.  This talk describes the main differences in the separate school situation between 1867 and today, and touches briefly on the key changes that lead to the transformation.  

 

Reva Landau has a B.A. and a LL.B from the University of Toronto, and was called to the Bar in Ontario.  Reva has written on a variety of issues such as sexual assault, pornography, day-care, and pensions.  She has made presentations to  organizations such as the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, and METRAC (Metro Action Committee of Violence against Women and Children), and has appeared on Canada A.M., Morningside, and The Agenda.

Reva published "Privileged Status: Public Funding - The Surprising History of Ontario Separate Schools" in 2015.

 


 

 

September 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

 

What Does it Mean to Matter? 

Speaker: Chris Wulff

As the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States leads to renewed organizing here in Canada, how do we resist the temptation to discount specific experience with universalizing response. What can and should we do in the face of the truth that our society has said for too long that some lives simply do not matter?

Christopher Wulff is a seminarian at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto, preparing for ordination as a Unitarian Universalist minister. In addition to his being an OWL (Our Whole Lives) teacher and a Lay Chaplain with his congregation, he runs a small web development firm for community nonprofits and teaches in the Journalism degree program at Humber College.

 

 

 


 




Sunday Services Chair: Sharyn Devine