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Sounding Board Notes – Feb. 2020

The Lay Chaplaincy team has been working to make preparations for our April workshop that …

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From the Minister’s Desk – March 2020

Have you ever considered Lay Chaplaincy? This program of the Canadian Unitarian Council – unique …

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Freethinkers’ Book Club

Join us on Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020 7:00 PM Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of …

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Upcoming Activities with the Canadian Unitarian Council

Here’s a synopsis of the variety of CUC events coming up for March and April …

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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

Mar
1
Sun
“Grow the Magic”
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
"Grow the Magic"

Date: Mar. 1, 2020

Topic: “Grow the Magic”

Description: Join us for an exploration of ‘the magic that is Westwood’ – as we enter into Stewardship Month. What are you drawn to? What do you love? What does Rev. Anne believe are ‘magic words’?

This month we are focusing on our 4th Unitarian Universalist Source: Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical  and spiritual life.

Speaker: Reverend Anne Barker

Service Leader: Brenda Jackson

Musician: Sheila Killoran

** Children begin upstairs ~ Rainbow Story **

 

Mar
8
Sun
Gender Equality in the Academy
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Gender Equality in the Academy

Date: Mar. 8, 2020

** Friendly Reminder: Daylight Savings time begins today! ‘Spring’ 1 hour forward – or you might miss this compelling guest speaker ** 

Topic: Gender Equality in the Academy

Description: coming soon …

This month we are focusing on our 4th Unitarian Universalist Source: Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical  and spiritual life.

Speaker: Ania Ulrich

Service Leader: Carl Ulrich

Musician: Steve Bell

** Children begin downstairs **

** 2nd Sunday Potluck follows this service **

** March 8 is International Women’s Day **

** Friendly Reminder: Daylight Savings time begins today! ‘Spring’ 1 hour forward – or you might miss this compelling guest speaker ** 

Mar
15
Sun
Poetic Wisdom
Mar 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Poetic Wisdom

Date: Mar. 15, 2020

Topic: Poetic Wisdom

Description: The World’s Religions are rich with poetic wisdom. Join us this morning for a buffet of beautiful words.

This month we are focusing on our 4th Unitarian Universalist Source: Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical  and spiritual life.

Speaker: Reverend Anne Barker

Service Leader: Jean-Marcel Duciaume

Musician: Jacqueline Willette

** Children begin upstairs – with a poem story **

** A “Mini Welcome to Westwood” follows this service **

Mar
22
Sun
Musical Sources of Inspiration
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Musical Sources of Inspiration

Date: Mar. 22, 2020

Topic: Musical Inspiration from Around the World

Description: Harmonia, the Westwood choir, conducted by Rebecca Patterson will lead us in an exploration of music from a variety of spiritual traditions.

This month we are focusing on our 4th Unitarian Universalist Source: Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical  and spiritual life.

Speaker: Harmonia

Service Leader: Harmonia

Musician: Harmonia, accompanied by Sheila Killoran

** Children begin downstairs **

 

Mar
29
Sun
Guest Speaker: Miranda Jimmy
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Guest Speaker: Miranda Jimmy

Date: Mar. 22, 2020

Topic: Truth before Reconciliation: How the Seven Sacred Teachings create a path to Better Relations

Guest Speaker – Miranda Jimmy

Description:
In the five years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presented its final report to Canadians, there have been steps towards reconciliation and stumbles backwards. Before reconciliation will be possible, we still need to understand and navigate the truth about our past and understand how it influences the present. Through the Seven Sacred Teachings, it will be possible to come together in allyship and trust – the foundation of reconciliation.

Miranda Jimmy is a passionate Edmontonian and member of Thunderchild First Nation. She is a community connector and fierce defender of truth. Miranda is committed to the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship and finds ways each day to demonstrate to others what this looks like.

This month we are focusing on our 4th Unitarian Universalist Source: Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical  and spiritual life.

Service Leader: Sara McEwan

Musician: Jennifer McMillan

** Children begin upstairs **

Apr
5
Sun
Ritual for Humanists
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Date: Apr. 5, 2020

Topic: Ritual for Humanists

Description: We sometimes think that Humanists, Atheists and other Freethinkers have no need of, or no use for, ritual. This service will embody alternatives to that idea.

This month we are focusing on our 5th Unitarian Universalist Source: Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit. 

Speaker: Reverend Anne Barker

Service Leader: coming soon…

Musician: Sheila Killoran

** children begin downstairs **

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