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Sunday Worship Services

Mar
26
Sun
Spring Equinox
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Spring Equinox

March 26, 2017

Topic:  Join us in an engaging spring ritual for all ages! Come prepared to move and welcome new life and growth into the world in little ways. Wear brightly coloured clothing to celebrate this joyful occasion!

Speaker:  CYRE

Service Leader:  Ilara Stefaniuk Gaudet

Musician:  Amber Jorgenson

**this is an All-Ages service**

Apr
2
Sun
Spiritual Resistance
Apr 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Spiritual Resistance

April 2, 2017

Topic:  Spiritual Resistance is the act, or art, of maintaining one’s self-worth & dignity in the face of persecution. Join us for this exploration of powerful resistance.

Speaker:  Rev Anne Barker

Service Leader:  Dennis Foth

Musician:  Steve Bell

**kids start upstairs today – Rainbow Story**

Apr
9
Sun
Resistance & the US: a perspective from afar
Apr 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Resistance & the US:  a perspective from afar

April 9, 2017

Topic:  Congregants with roots in the US will share their reflections on the current political climate and what “resistance” means to them.

Speaker:  Carl Ulrich, Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson, Barb Schweger

Service Leader:  Lisa Stein

Musician:  Karen Mills

***You’re invited to our ‘Second Sunday Potluck’ which follows the service***

***Introduction to Westwood also follows the service; fill your plate at the potluck and join us downstairs***

Apr
16
Sun
A Joyful Journey
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
A Joyful Journey

April 16, 2017

Topic:  Seeing through the eyes of the voiceless has opened Kath’s to more than just the animals she has helped rescue.  “When animals are treated with compassion and respect, it only follows that the lives of children, families and communities are improved and enriched. I see this unfold anew each day in my own life, my children’s lives, and my pets’ lives.”

Speaker:  Kath Oltsher, co-founder of Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society

Service Leader:  Lindsay McWhirter

Musician:  Gordon Ritchie

 

Apr
23
Sun
Mysticism & Resistance – the Theology of Dorothee Soelle
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Mysticism & Resistance – the Theology of Dorothee Soelle

April 23, 2017

Topic:  Using the work of German theologian and activist, Dorothee Soelle, Rev. McFadyen will explore what mysticism is, and how the religious impulse of mysticism is reflected in all world religions. She will discuss some “places” of mystical experience (nature, eroticism, suffering, community, and joy), and look at Soelle’s argument that mysticism is a tool of resistance for countering destructive aspects of ego, materialism, violence, and more. 

Speaker:  Rev. Helen McFadyen

Service Leader:  Lisa Stein

Musician:  Amber Jorgenson

 

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**

 

Upcoming Events
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
Endowment Trust – Proposal Deadline
Endowment Trust – Proposal Deadline
Mar 1 all-day
Submit proposals online or at Westwood. See Donate page for more information.
Minister’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Minister’s Office Hours
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Minister's Office Hours
Board Meeting – Basement 7:00 pm
Board Meeting – Basement
Mar 1 @ 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…
2
Lay Chaplaincy Meeting (Basement) 7:00 pm
Lay Chaplaincy Meeting (Basement)
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lay Chaplaincy – please contact Marj for more information.
Social Justice meeting (offsite) 7:15 pm
Social Justice meeting (offsite)
Mar 2 @ 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.
3
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Social Justice Film Night 7:00 pm
Social Justice Film Night
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This month’s free screening in the Westwood Sanctuary is  FREEDOM’S LAND, a film about African Americans escaping slavery through the Underground Railway to Canada.
4
Sustaining Practices: Simplicity – Sanctuary 1:00 pm
Sustaining Practices: Simplicity – Sanctuary
Mar 4 @ 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……
5
Shaping the Future: Service Leader Training 12:00 pm
Shaping the Future: Service Leader Training
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Shaping the Future:  Service Leader Training
This is the second session in a brand-new Service Leader Training, “Shaping the Future”. Whether you are a seasoned Service Leader, a relative newbie, or someone who is just thinking about this…
6
Basement – Worship Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Basement – Worship Committee Meeting
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the the Westwood Worship Committee.  worship@westwoodunitarian.ca
7
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 7 @ 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…
8
Minister’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Minister’s Office Hours
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 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
9
Lay Chaplaincy Workshop
Lay Chaplaincy Workshop
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day
Lay Chaplaincy Workshop
talk to Anne if a big event needs the space can spare the Sanctuary for part of the weekend if need be
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Sacred Circle Dance – Sanctuary 7:00 pm
Sacred Circle Dance – Sanctuary
Mar 10 @ 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…
2nd Sunday Potluck 12:00 pm
2nd Sunday Potluck
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 14 @ 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…
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Sanctuary – sound test 10:30 am
Sanctuary – sound test
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Test run of a supplementary sound system for those with hearing issues. Bring your device and some headphones/earbuds.
Shaping the Future: Service Leader Training 12:00 pm
Shaping the Future: Service Leader Training
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Shaping the Future:  Service Leader Training
This is the final session in a brand-new Service Leader Training, “Shaping the Future”. Whether you are a seasoned Service Leader, a relative newbie, or someone who is just thinking about this…
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 21 @ 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…
Administrator’s Office Hours 9:00 am
Administrator’s Office Hours
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Administrator's Office Hours
4th-Friday Social 6:00 pm
4th-Friday Social
Mar 24 @ 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. Everything is provided – just bring your…
Mindfulness Meditation 10:00 am
Mindfulness Meditation
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the Westwood Youth Group.  Please contact Robbie for more information.

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.