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OWL in the Spotlight

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a Unitarian Universalist program designed to nurture a knowledgable and …

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Sounding Board – January 2020

Here are some of the Highlights of the January 8, 2020 Westwood Board Meeting: Plans …

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Upcoming Unitarian Universalist Activities

Upcoming Events 2020 Youth and Young Adults Online – Gathered Here: Young Adult Check-In, February …

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Happy New Year from Westwood Children’s Program!

Happy New Year! Our theme for January is our fourth Source: Jewish and Christian teachings …

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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

Jan
26
Sun
The Ancient and Re-Emerging Jewish Goddess
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
The Ancient and Re-Emerging Jewish Goddess

Date: Jan. 26, 2020

Topic: The Ancient and Re-Emerging Jewish Goddess

Description: Readings into ancient Midrash and contemporary
ritual to uncover the Feminine faces of Adonai.

In January we are focusing on our 4th UU Source: Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves

Speaker: Rabbi Gila

Service Leader: Carl Ulrich

Musician: Harmonia

** Children begin upstairs **

Feb
2
Sun
Serving through the Arts
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Serving through the Arts

Date: Feb. 2, 2020

Our theme this month is “Sources of Service” – where we explore ‘service’ and how our UU Sources inform us.

Topic: Serving through the Arts

Description: For the past 20 years musicians, visual and literary artists have been bringing their art to the bedside of acute-care adult patients through the Artists on the Wards program of the University of Alberta Hospitals. Staff Literary Artist Shirley Serviss will share stories of what their service has meant to both the artists and the patients.

Speaker: Shirley Serviss

Service Leader: Dawn Hunter

Musician: Sheila Killoran

** Children begin downstairs **

** “Welcome to Westwood” ~ orientation for new(er) folks ~ follows this service **

 

Feb
9
Sun
Serve the World
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Serve the World

Date: Feb. 9, 2020

Topic: Serve the World

Description: “Serve the World” is a part of Westwood’s Purpose Statement. What do we mean? And why do we do it? This is also our annual ‘Sharing Our Faith’ service – in support of the Canadian Unitarian Council’s ‘Sharing Our Faith’ program.

Our theme this month is “Sources of Service” – where we explore ‘service’ and how our UU Sources inform us.

Speaker: Reverend Anne Barker

Service Leader: Dennis Foth

Musician: Steve Bell

** Children begin upstairs ~ Rainbow Story **

** Today’s special collection supports the Canadian Unitarian Council’s ‘Sharing Our Faith’ program **

**  2nd Sunday Potluck follows this service **

Feb
16
Sun
“After the Fall” Service for All Ages
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
"After the Fall" Service for All Ages

Date: Feb. 16, 2020

Topic: “After the Fall” Service for All Ages

Description: Come explore the brilliant story by Dan Santat about how “Humpty Got Back Up Again” in this heartwarming and engaging Sunday Service for All Ages..

Our theme this month is “Sources of Service” – where we explore ‘service’ and how our UU Sources inform us.

Service Leaders: Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet & the CYRE Team

Musician: Jennifer McMillan

** All Ages Service ~ children are upstairs **

Feb
23
Sun
Called to Service
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Called to Service

Date: Feb. 23, 2020

Topic: Called to Service

Description: On this Member Recognition Sunday, we’ll be exploring what it means to be ‘called to service’?

Our theme this month is “Sources of Service” – where we explore ‘service’ and how our UU Sources inform us.

Speaker: Reverend Anne Barker

Service Leader: Colette Orieux

Musician: Harmonia

** Children begin downstairs **

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

** A PYROS Conversation Circle follows this service: January 12th PYROS brought us an ‘Introduction to Gender Workshop’. How is it going? Have questions come up for you? Join us for an informal conversation circle – where we reflect on our learning, 5 weeks later. **

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 **

 

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