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2019-20 Theme

Drawing on Our Sources

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:

We speak a LOT about our 7 UU Principles – not nearly so much about our 6 UU Sources. In 2019-20, as we build toward a thriving future, our Worship focus will be the Sources we draw from … for strength, for wisdom, for comfort … and so much more.

  1. September: Celebrating our UU Sources
  2. October: #1 Direct Experience
  3. November: #2 Prophetic People
  4. December:  Experiencing our Sources
  5. January: #4 Jewish & Christian Teachings
  6. February:   Sources of Service
  7. March: #3 World Religions
  8. April:  #5 Humanist Teachings
  9. May:   #6 Earth-Centred Traditions
  10. June:   Sources of Celebration  

Six Sources

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • 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; *edited for inclusive language
  •  Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbours as ourselves;
  • 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;
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centred traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

2018-19 Theme

Seasons of Change

2017-18 Theme

Embracing Our Affirmation…

2016-17 Theme: Canadian Unitarians Explore …

2015-2016 Building Bridges

2014-2015 Compassionate Community

Inspired by our Westwood Purpose Statement – we explored what it means to be a Compassionate Community

2013-2014 Living Our UU Purposes and Principles

Over the course of the year we became more familiar with our 7 Unitarian Universalist principles and how they are, or could be, reflected in our daily lives.

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