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Sunday Worship Services

Apr
30
Sun
Which Way to Lean?
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Which Way to Lean?

April 30, 2017

Topic:  Resistance – warning us of impending danger … or calling us into places of growth? How do we determine which way to lean?

Speaker:  Rev Anne Barker

Service Leader:  Kevin Fitzgerald

Musician:  Harmonia

** kids start downstairs today**

 

May
7
Sun
#UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn: a compassionate response to a painful reality
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
#UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn:  a compassionate response to a painful reality

May 7, 2017

Topic:  This week, Westwood joins 579* congregations worldwide, in a powerful act of ‘disruption’ – engaging in a “#UUWhiteSupremacyTeachin” – in response to a call from Black Lives UU.  Join us for an interactive ‘work-ship’ (worship and workshop combined) as we examine the cultural water we swim in. We expect this to be an informative, gentle yet challenging, community transforming opportunity. Suitable for all ages, experience, and understanding.

Following the work-ship, along with Sunday refreshments, there will be 3 opportunities available for those who wish to remain: a quiet caring space, for any who might feel tender; a conversation space, for those who want to continue engaging with the materials; a spring concert, for those who wish to sit in musical meditation.

*registered as of April 23

Work-ship Leaders: Rev. Anne Barker & Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet

Musician:  Steve Bell

**nursery downstairs; all other kids are upstairs today – Rainbow Story**

 

May
14
Sun
Death & Dying With a Difference
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Death & Dying With a Difference

May 14, 2017

Topic:  Death is always with us, in every moment. And the good news is we don’t have to wait until the end of our lives to realize the wisdom that death has to offer. This “Death Chat” opens the conversation. What do you want in your life?  What is the importance of preparing for our end of life?  Rayne Johnson, Death Doula & End-of-Life Consultant brings an eclectic and light approach to an often difficult topic.

Speaker:  Rayne Johnson

Service Leader:  Carl Ulrich

Musician:  Amber Jorgenson

**The kids start downstairs today**

***You are invited to bring food to share for the Second Sunday Potluck after the service***

 

May
21
Sun
Reconciliation and Compassion
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Reconciliation and Compassion

May 21, 2017

Topic:  Join Canadian UU Young Adults in a morning of group reflection on Reconciliation and Compassion and how they relate to each other.  Engage, listen, and share in a circle of beloved community.

Service Leader:  Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet

Musician:  Gordon Ritchie

 

***There will be no Children’s Program this morning***

May
28
Sun
The Most Important Thing
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
The Most Important Thing

May 28, 2017

Topic:  This Sunday, as we gather ahead of our Annual Meeting, we take the time to reflect on “The Most Important Thing”. What do you think that is?  

Speaker:  Rev Anne Barker

Service Leader:  Cassie Aziz-Few

Musician:  Harmonia

**kids start upstairs today**

**Member Recognition Ceremony is a part of this service**

**Westwood AGM follows the service**

Jun
4
Sun
Growth Opportunities
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Growth Opportunities

June 4, 2016

Topic:  Growth as a sign of health … growth as learning opportunity … growth as burden … growth as transformation. Today, we talk growth.

Speaker:  Rev Anne Barker

Service Leader:  Dawn McLean

Musician:  Amber Jorgenson

**Kids start down today**

Upcoming Events
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Sustaining Practices: Resistance – Sanctuary 1:00 pm
Sustaining Practices: Resistance – Sanctuary
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SanctuaryRev. Anne Barker is hosting a series of 8 “Sustaining Practices” – one from each branch of the “tree of contemplative practices” and tied to the monthly Canadian Unitarians Exploring……
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Basement – Worship Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Basement – Worship Committee Meeting
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the the Westwood Worship Committee.  worship@westwoodunitarian.ca
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Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 4 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Come Sing With Us! Harmonia performs monthly in Sunday services during the regular church year, September to May. During that time they meet in the sanctuary on Tuesday evenings, 7:15…
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Minister’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Minister’s Office Hours
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Minister's Office Hours
Board Meeting – Basement 7:00 pm
Board Meeting – Basement
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board Meeting - Basement
Monthly meeting of the Westwood Board. The Board typically meets in the evening on the first Wednesday of the month at Westwood. The first hour is Leadership Hour, devoted to…
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Social Justice meeting (offsite) 7:15 pm
Social Justice meeting (offsite)
Apr 6 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
First Thursday of every month, the Social Justice Committee meets offsite.  Please contact the office at info@westwoodunitarian.ca or call 780-434-5819 during office hours for the meeting location.
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Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Social Justice Film Night 7:00 pm
Social Justice Film Night
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Justice Film Night
This First Friday of every month, the Social Justice hosts a film screening. This month, on April 7, we show Open Bethlehem a documentary on issues related to settlement construction in…
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2nd Sunday Potluck 12:00 pm
2nd Sunday Potluck
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2nd Sunday Potluck
Join us after Sunday service on the 2nd Sunday of each month for an all ages potluck lunch. Bring food to share and your own plate/cutlery. Come even if you…
Welcome to Westwood- An introduction 12:15 pm
Welcome to Westwood- An introduction
Apr 9 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Welcome to Westwood- An introduction
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Sunday, April 9, 2017 Are you new / newer to Westwood?  Do you have questions about our congregation?  Do you have questions about Unitarian Universalism in general?…
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Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 11 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Come Sing With Us! Harmonia performs monthly in Sunday services during the regular church year, September to May. During that time they meet in the sanctuary on Tuesday evenings, 7:15…
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Minister’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Minister’s Office Hours
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Minister's Office Hours
Basement & Kitchen – Settler Ministry Group Study 6:30 pm
Basement & Kitchen – Settler Ministry Group Study
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Study on the Truth & Reconciliation Summary.  Potluck with discussion to follow. For more information, contact Sara at  reconciliation@westwoodunitarian.ca
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Good Friday
Good Friday
Apr 14 all-day
 
Sacred Circle Dance – Sanctuary 7:00 pm
Sacred Circle Dance – Sanctuary
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sacred Circle Dance - Sanctuary
Sacred Circle Dance All adults welcome SACRED CIRCLE DANCING Circle dancing is an ancient tradition going back thousands of years to many different cultures. Modern sacred circle dance incorporates not…
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Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 18 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Come Sing With Us! Harmonia performs monthly in Sunday services during the regular church year, September to May. During that time they meet in the sanctuary on Tuesday evenings, 7:15…
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Mindfulness Meditation 10:00 am
Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mindfulness Meditation
Unplug and Recharge. Drop-in format – come as your schedule allows. Where: Westwood Sanctuary When: 10am -12 noon; break at 11:15 allows those who want to stay for a shorter…
Youth Group Meeting 7:00 pm
Youth Group Meeting
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the Westwood Youth Group.  Please contact Robbie for more information.
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Social Justice meeting (offsite) 7:15 pm
Social Justice meeting (offsite)
Apr 27 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Please note that May’s Social Justice meeting is in April!  Please contact the office at info@westwoodunitarian.ca or call 780-434-5819 during office hours for the meeting location.
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Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
4th-Friday Social 6:00 pm
4th-Friday Social
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
4th-Friday Social
4th Fridays: Making Space for Deeper Connections! Westwoodians and friends of all ages from 6-9 pm on the 4th Friday of the month. This Month – “CYRE leading IMPROV” Everything…
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Getting Involved!

Westwood has many ways to connect and get involved – Sunday morning worship services are just the beginning. Small groups gather throughout the month in Community Groups, 4th Fridays, Chalice Circles, choir, Social Justice committee meetings, and Buddhist meditation, to name a few.

Check out our events calendarprograms, and monthly newsletter to find out about our activities. You are welcome to attend any that you see listed there.