Service recordings

This archive allows us to share with people who couldn’t attend a Sunday Service for whatever reason and, for those who attended, to re-live some of our favourite Westwood topics and services.

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Recording “Tomorrow Is a Highway,” Dr. Robert Wiznura & Rebecca Patterson, Oct 2, 2022

October 2, 2022 at 10:30 AM MT Topic: Tomorrow Is a Highway The image of Pete Seeger—for those who still have an image of Pete—is an old, skinny guy with a banjo who, somehow, gets everybody singing: all ages and persuasions. His songs were/are songs of awareness and hope. Just think of some lines from his songs and you’ll get a sense of where we are going: “when will we ever learn?” “and because I love you, I’ll give it one more try,” “and when we sing another little victory song / Precious friend you will be there.” In a

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Recording “Autumn Equinox,” Rebecca Patterson & Jacqueline Willette”, Sep 18, 2022

September 18, 2022 at 10:30 AM MT Topic: Autumn Equinox Earth-centered traditions attach great meaning to the time of year when the darkness and light are balanced. You will be invited to reflect on how to find equilibrium in your life, and to think about how the Westwood community can support you on your journey. Speaker: Rebecca Patterson Service Leaders: Jacqueline Willette Musician: Jennifer McMillan Service Tech: Elaine & Hannah Jeong & Bill Lee We hope you enjoy this recording of our interactive Zoom service.  Please feel free to share this recording link with your friends and on social media.

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Recording “In-Gathering & Water Communion,” Heather MacLean-Smith, the Westwood Board, & You”, Sep 11, 2022

September 11, 2022 at 10:30 AM MT Topic: In-Gathering & Water Communion After the summer break, this is Westwoodians’ opportunity to gather once again and reflect on the water that has fed us, physically and spiritually, this summer, with our annual water communion. This service will also include the installation of our new Lay Chaplain, Heather MacLean-Smith who will then preside over the installation of the new board. It is our first multi-platform service, with congregants in person in the church, and online on Zoom! Service Leaders & Speakers: Heather MacLean-Smith, the Westwood Board, & You Musician: Sheila Killoran Service

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Recording “Building Our Emotional First Aid Kits,” Heather MacLean-Smith & Jacqueline Willette, July 31, 2022

July 31, 2022 at 10:30 AM MT Topic: Building Our Emotional First Aid Kit First aid kits are located all over the place, but what about the first aid for our mental health and well-being? Join Heather and Jacqueline in this personal, introspective service with rich poetry, modern music with video, and a chance for personal self reflection. Please bring pen, paper and an open heart. Shout out to The Canadian National Youth and Young Adults for inspiring me to write this service. Your heart is a star I can see even on the darkest nights. Thank you for sharing

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Recording “The Turning Wheel,” Reverend Anne Barker & Lorian Kennedy, June 19, 2022

June 19, 2022 at 10:30 AM MT Topic: The Turning Wheel Join us for Reverend Anne’s final service as Westwood’s minister. The Wheel of the Year is turning once again… Summer is upon us… Change is on the horizon. The service includes a gratitude and completion ritual for Reverend Anne. 05:45 direct link to “Imagine That!” A Rainbow Story Our 2021-22 Westwood Theme is LIVING OUR UU PRINCIPLES. June’s theme is “Principles & Promises” — how we live into our 8 UU Principles. Speaker: Reverend Anne Barker Service Leader: Lorian Kennedy Readers: Heather MacLean-Smith & Lisa Stein Board Representative: Susan

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Recording “Being Trans in the Military,” Corporal Mady Webb & Reverend Anne Barker, June 12, 2022

June 12, 2022 at 10:30 AM MT Topic: Being Trans in the Military Join Corporal Mady Webb for this Pride Service that contains a personal reflection the intersection of identity and work. Our 2021-22 Westwood Theme is LIVING OUR UU PRINCIPLES. June’s theme is “Principles & Promises” — how we live into our 8 UU Principles. Speaker: Corporal Mady Webb Service Leader: Reverend Anne Barker Musicians: Harmonia & Rebecca Patterson Service Techs: Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet & Bill Lee We hope you enjoy this recording of our interactive Zoom service.  Please feel free to share this recording link with your friends and

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