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  • Posted On: March 17, 2024
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Sounding Board March 2024

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Our Westwood Board has been celebrating many successes. We are proud to offer such a variety of community activities. Feel free to join any of them and bring friends who may benefit and become interested in Westwood Unitarian!

Ongoing programs:
Tuesdays: Harmonia choir at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Mindfulness Meditation at 8 p.m. (except the last Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday: Free Thinkers’ Book Club at 7 p.m. (online the last Wednesday of the month)
Thursdays: Art Playshop on the first and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Fridays: Games Night on the fourth Friday of the month at 7 p.m. NEW
Saturdays: Building Connections Dinners several times a year (next one April 13)
Sundays: Sunday services at 10:30 a.m., Second Sunday Potlucks at noon

Special events (Save the Date!)

  • Beyond Land Acknowledgements, soup and speaker evening, Friday, May 10, 6:00 p.m., speaker Chief Darlene Misik, Papaschase First Nation #136
  • Earth-Centred Gatherings, various dates.
  • Music for the Spirit featuring Steven Bell on Sunday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Building Connections Dinner, potluck, Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Chorus, the CUC’s conference for UU young adults, will be taking place at Westwood during the May long weekend. Please consider volunteering as a kitchen helper or driver.
  • Casino, July 3 and 4, 2024. Lots of volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles on day or night shifts. Watch for the Sign Up, coming soon!

Apologies for the fact that the Sounding Board did not appear last month. The website was being refreshed, as you can see from our new look. Many thanks to our webpage technician, Mike Shingen Price, and our wonderful website volunteer, Brenda Jackson!

The Board is working on our budget for next year. It is very important for committees and other Westwood groups to submit their budgetary needs as soon as possible to treasurer@westwoodunitarian.ca.

Trudy Greinauer and Brenda Jackson joined the Board at our March meeting to discuss Westwood’s Organizational Guide, which is available, under Our Organization at the top of every page on our website, for everyone to read. Much appreciation goes to both of them for their valuable work and advice.

Our collaboration with Papaschase First Nation #136 is getting closer to reality. There was a recent meeting with Chief Darlene Misik to look at the space we are offering for a part-time office in our building. We are looking forward to them bringing Indigenous related programs and events to our neighbourhood which will contribute to reconciliation. We anticipate this will be the beginning of a long and valuable relationship.

The basement project is continuing. January’s cleaning bee cleared out several spaces and the next step will be to paint the east meeting room.

Thank you to all those who organized, helped at and attended our Stewardship Gratitude Luncheon on Sunday, March 10. It was wonderful to have over 30 Westwoodians enjoying time together over good food!

Finally, exciting plans are in the works for autumn 2024 workshops. Stay tuned!

Get out your calendars and Save The Dates of Upcoming Events of Interest, as we sincerely wish to see all of you: members, friends, visitors, seekers, always welcome!

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