What is an Apology Worth?
With Meg Roberts
Sunday, Jan 6 @ 4pm. In the Sanctuary.
When we ask for forgiveness or are offered an apology, how do we ensure it makes a difference in our
relationships? Whether personal, between groups or nationally, what is an apology worth? Let’s share
our wisdom and learn from others’ experiences.
Join us for our monthly potluck after the service. Everyone is welcome!
Saturday Jan 12 @ 5pm.
Meditation, chants, and short readings from the various spiritual traditions, this contemplative gathering is co-hosted with Comox United Church.
These will continue through the summer on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Spirit of Life Workshop
Sunday Jan 13 @ 4pm. In the Hall.
Exploring different aspects of the spiritual life, framed by the lyrics of the well known Unitarian song, “Spirit of Life", this is a new workshop series. In January's session Deb Howard will lead a focus on ways in which we can bring our spirituality into our everyday lives..
Jan 20 @ 4pm. In the Hall.
Gathering Coordinator: Celia LaVal facilitates this celebration of Unitarian inspirations through comedian Charlie Varon's fourteen minutes of entertainment and scientific education “saving” his audience from worldly despair - We know that we hail from a long and persistent ancestry. And we owe it to the past to secure a viable future. Oh, praise Darwin!
Following our service, please join us for refreshments.
Saturday 26 January @ 5pm.
With Arlene Bell and Peggy Zimmerman. This Christian prayer service with readings, songs and silence, is co-sponsored by Comox United Church and the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship.
Please enter the building through the right-hand side entrance off the parking lot and go straight ahead through the double doors.
Sunday Jan 27 @ 4pm.
"In Search of the Man Who Broke My Neck" by Joshua Prager.
In this TED talk Prager shares his journey in facing the man who had so radically altered his fate and probes deep questions of nature, nurture, self-deception and identity. After the video, we will gather in small groups to talk about how this story connects with our own experiences and struggles around forgiveness.
We’re excited to explore these themes for our community this 2018-2019 year:
February: Death/ dying
March: Birth/ rebirth
April: Spiritual Activism
May: Right Relations
Sunday format schedule:
First and Third Sundays: All ages start together. After The Story for All Ages, the children go off to their program.
Second Saturday: One World Chant and Meditation: A mix of song and contemplation co-sponsored with Unity Church and Comox United Church.
Second Sunday: Spirit of Life Workshop: Exploring different aspects of the spiritual life, framed by the lyrics of the well known Unitarian song, “Spirit of Life”, this is a new workshop series.
Fourth Saturday: Taizé Service: A Christian prayer service with readings, songs and silence. Please enter quietly through the main front door. The Taizé services are co-sponsored by Comox United Church and the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship.
Fourth Sunday: TED Talk & Discussion: After viewing a 20 minute TED talk video, participants join a facilitated discussion with the intention of exploring how the talk may influence our lives.
Fifth Sunday: FUUn Sundays. Young people often take the center stage as leaders in these multigenerational gatherings focused on building connection between the generations through fun, games and socializing.
IDEAS & suggestions are encouraged ! If you run across any resources on any of these themes (readings, quotes, books, films, TED Talks/videos), please email them to Rev. Meg Roberts, so we can enrich our packets with your input. (firstname.lastname@example.org) If you have an idea for a Sunday gathering (traditional or spiritual practice), please email Jane Fox (email@example.com) or Meg Roberts.
We are excited to explore what it means to be Canadian Unitarian Universalists living and serving in the 21st Century.