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Minister's Study

From the Minister’s Study

  December 2019: Experiencing Our Sources How did it get to be December already? Suddenly we …

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Social Justice Committee

Comfort Tree Appeal

“Westwood Comfort Tree” Gathering Goods to Comfort our Neighbours During the Darkest Nights of the …

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CUC

An Invitation to Halifax

An Invitation to Halifax From the Making Waves Host Committee By Glenda Butt and Molly Hurd Co-chairs, Making …

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Board

Sounding Board Notes from November

Here are some of the Highlights of the November 7, 2019 Westwood Board Meeting: The …

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About Westwood

Westwood is a welcoming, nurturing and inclusive community where people may experience freedom of religious thought, spiritual development, hope and inspiration. Westwood lives and shares Unitarian Universalist principles through spiritual growth, learning, social justice, care and compassion.

We believe that everyone has the right to seek truth and meaning for themselves. We acknowledge and respect the diversity of religions and beliefs of our members and friends including those who identify as non-theists, atheists, agnostics, free-thinkers and humanists.

The fundamental tools for defining our beliefs include:

Upcoming Events
Sunday Worship Service

Nov
24
Sun
The Transforming Power of Love
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
The Transforming Power of Love

Date: Nov. 24, 2019

Topic: The Transforming Power of Love

Description: We can be inspired toward all kinds of beliefs, practices & actions. What does it matter, which way we lean? Today we hope to inspire you toward the transforming power of love.

In November, we are focusing on our 2nd UU Source: Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.

Speaker: Reverend Anne Barker

Service Leader: Carl Ulrich

Musician: Harmonia

** Children begin upstairs **

** 1st Solstice Advent Sunday: Hope ** 

Dec
1
Sun
Taste and See: Meeting Wisdom Sources in Direct Experience
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Taste and See: Meeting Wisdom Sources in Direct Experience

Date: Dec. 1, 2019

Topic: Taste and See: Meeting Wisdom Sources in Direct Experience

Description: Spiritual accompaniment is the practice to listen to and witness another person and give space to their inner aliveness and life story. In her training for this role, Trudy Grienauer is meeting wisdom sources experientially rather than intellectually. How can we “taste” more than just words in our sources?

Speaker: Trudy Grienauer

Service Leader: Lorian Kennedy

Musician: Carrie Day

** Children begin upstairs **

** 2nd Solstice Advent Sunday: Peace **

Dec
8
Sun
The Cost of Conviction
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
The Cost of Conviction

Date: Dec. 8, 2019

Topic: The Cost of Conviction

Description: We all hold beliefs and opinions – some that reach the level of conviction. When we align our actions and our beliefs, the result isn’t always comfortable, or even safe. This Sunday we reflect on ‘the spirit of conviction’, and how it might sustain us through troubling times.

Speaker: Reverend Anne Barker

Service Leader: Leroy Russell

Musician: Steve Bell

** Children begin upstairs **

** 3rd Solstice Advent Sunday: Joy **

** 2nd Sunday potluck follows this service **

** Amnesty International “Write for Rights” Write-a-thon follows this service **

 

Dec
15
Sun
Westwood’s Annual Carol Sing-a-long
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Date: Dec. 15, 2019

Topic: Westwood’s Annual Carol Sing-a-long

Description: Christmas is coming, and the spirit of the season is upon us. Join us for this favourite service at Westwood – our annual Carol Sing-a-long. We’ll sing your favourite carols.

Speaker: Rebecca Patterson, with our choir Harmonia

Service Leader: Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet

Musicians: Harmonia, accompanied by Sheila Killoran

** This is an all-ages service – Children are upstairs **

** 4th Solstice Advent Sunday: Love **

Dec
21
Sat
The Heart of Winter Solstice – Westwood Winter Solstice Service ** 7pm December 21st – new location! **
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Heart of Winter Solstice - Westwood Winter Solstice Service ** 7pm December 21st - new location! ** @ SEESA - South East Edmonton Seniors Association

Date: Dec. 21, 2019

Topic: 7pm – The Heart of Winter Solstice – Westwood Winter Solstice ServiceNEW LOCATION 

Description: Join us for a fresh expression of Winter Solstice – at an all-new location this year.

This special service will honour the turning wheel of the year – the Winter Solstice Sabbat – with a sacred circle of song, dance, spirit & celebration … and an actual factual fire outside!

** The site & the service will be accessible for all ages and abilities ** 

** Refreshments will be served ** 

Location: SEESA – South East Edmonton Seniors Association

9350 82 Street NW, Edmonton, T6C 2X8

Dec
22
Sun
Spirits of the Season
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Spirits of the Season @ SEESA - South East Edmonton Seniors Association

Date: Dec. 22, 2019

Topic: Spirits of the Season

Description: Join us for this special ‘service in the round’. We will explore & celebrate some of the many sources, spirits & practices that Unitarian Universalists (& their friends!) draw upon at this time of year.

Service Leader: Lorian Kennedy

Musician: Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet

** This is an All Ages Service – Children will be upstairs **

 

 

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