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With compassion and respect for the health of our members, friends and visitors Westwood is a scent free environment. 

Westwood has Assistive Listening Technology.

 

 

Sunday Worship Services

Jan
27
Sun
Rev Fulgence Ndagijimana: Looking to the Future with Hope
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Rev Fulgence Ndagijimana: Looking to the Future with Hope

Jan 27, 2019

Topic: Looking to the Future With Hope

Speaker: Rev Fulgence Ndagijimana

Service Leader: Brenda Jackson

Musician: Harmonia

It is still early in the new year and we all want to look to the future with hope. This Sunday, Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana will reflect with us on the theme of <hope>. What are we looking forward to? Whatever it is we are working towards, hope may get us there. Hope is a mindset expressed in a series of choices to help us outgrow our old ways of being in and looking at the world. Come and let’s hope together!

Note: There will be a special benefit dinner Friday Jan. 25 at UCE in support of Rev. Fulgence’s project La Comunauté Sans Frontières Unitarienne/Universaliste .

The Westwood Sunday offering will be a special collection in support of this project.

**Children begin downstairs**

 

Feb
3
Sun
Shaun Loney: Change is Possible: The Power of Social Enterprise
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Shaun Loney: Change is Possible: The Power of Social Enterprise

February 3, 2019

Topic: Change is Possible: The Power of Social Enterprise

Speaker: Shaun Loney

This weekend, we have been learning about social enterprise, and its innovative powers for transformation. Come and meet Canadian social enterprise expert, Shaun Loney, and hear his personal story.

Service Leader: Rev. Anne Barker

Musician: Jennifer McMillan

**Children start upstairs — Rainbow Story**

Feb
10
Sun
Alvin Finkel: Compassion: A Global History
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Alvin Finkel: Compassion: A Global History

February 10, 2019

Topic: Compassion: A Global History

Speaker: Alvin Finkel

Service Leader: Terry Anderson

Musician: Harmonia

Societies across time and place have had different ways of demonstrating (or in many cases failing to demonstrate) compassion for the unfortunate. This talk provides an international overview of how humans have responded to the destitute among them over a hundred thousand years. It is based on Alvin Finkel’s just-released book, Compassion: A Global History of Social Policy, published by Palgrave Macmillan (UK).

**Children begin downstairs**

Feb
17
Sun
When Love Prevails
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
When Love Prevails

February 17, 2019

Topic: Seasons of Love

Speaker: Rev. Anne Barker

The world can sometimes be an unequal, unkind space. Come and hear uplifting stories of the times “When Love Prevails”.

Service Leader: Lisa Stein

Musician: Steve Bell

**Children start upstairs — Tree Story**

Feb
24
Sun
Emma Jackson: Climate Justice Edmonton
Feb 24 @ 10:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Emma Jackson: Climate Justice Edmonton

February 24, 2019

Topic: Climate Action as Radical Love

How can confronting climate change be an act of love? The issue of climate change requires us to broaden our understandings of love so it extends beyond borders, species and generations. It requires us to find collective ways to foster radical hope. Gabrielle and Emma are organizers and co-founders of Climate Justice Edmonton, a grassroots collective organizing for social and environmental justice on Treaty 6 territory.

Speaker: Emma Jackson and/or Gabrielle Gelderman

Service Leader: Sally-Ann Mowat

Musician: Jennifer McMillan

**Children begin downstairs**

Mar
3
Sun
Relevant, Vital & Transformative: Towards an Enduring Future
Mar 3 @ 10:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Relevant, Vital & Transformative: Towards an Enduring Future

March 3, 2019

Topic: Relevant, Vital & Transformative: Towards an Enduring Future

Speaker: Rev. Anne

What does it mean, as a Unitarian Universalist community, to be relevant, vital & transformative, toward an enduring future. Join us this morning as we ask – and maybe even answer – this important question.

Service Leader: Brenda Jackson

Musician: Sheila Killoran

**Children begin upstairs**

Upcoming Events
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Minister’s Sabbatical
Minister’s Sabbatical
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day
Reverend Anne is on Sabbatical for the month of January.  Please contact Board@westwoodunitarian.ca for emergency needs.  The Westwood Compassion Bank is also available for caring concerns and practical supports:  compassion@westwooduntiarian.ca
NO OFFICE HOURS 9:00 am
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Westwood Board Meeting 6:00 pm
Westwood Board Meeting
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the Westwood Board. The Board typically meets in the evening on the first Monday of the month at Westwood. The first hour is Leadership Hour, devoted to…
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Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Harmonia Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Harmonia Rehearsal
Jan 8 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Harmonia 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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Basement – Social Justice Meeting 7:15 pm
Basement – Social Justice Meeting
Jan 9 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the Social Justice Committee
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Social Justice Movie Night (Tenderness) – “Being Caribou” 7:00 pm
Social Justice Movie Night (Tenderness) – “Being Caribou”
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly free screening of a film with a Social-Justice theme on the second Friday of the month, unless noted. “Being Caribou”  (2004, 1hr 24m) A husband and wife team follow…
2nd Sunday Potluck 12:00 pm
2nd Sunday Potluck
Jan 13 @ 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…
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Harmonia Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Harmonia Rehearsal
Jan 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Harmonia 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…
Basement – FUNdraising team meeting 10:00 am
Basement – FUNdraising team meeting
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
JW
Cosmic Connections Youth Group – Elder Evelyn Day, On Belonging 4:00 pm
Cosmic Connections Youth Group – Elder Evelyn Day, On Belonging
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shape a World of Belonging with Elder Evelyn Day! Learn, question, and discover what it means to deeply belong. About this Event Join Cosmic Connections Youth Group and Elder Evelyn…
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Harmonia Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Harmonia Rehearsal
Jan 22 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Harmonia 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…
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Harmonia Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Harmonia Rehearsal
Jan 29 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Harmonia 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…

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.