Sunday Services


Services are held every Sunday morning at 10:30 am (unless noted), followed by coffee. Services are in English with some French. Come for an hour of beautiful music, meditation and a thought-provoking sermon from our minister, Rev. Diane Rollert.

 It's a great way to kick-start the week with a calm state of mind. We offer loving caregivers in our nursery and wide-ranging programs for children and youth during the service.

Upcoming Worship Services

All services start at 10:30 am (unless notes, with childcare available.

August

Sunday, August 6
Energetic Love
Tim Byrnes will be exploring the concept of love beyond a feeling or karma and as an energy.  As energy requires a source and cannot be stored - so too for love. In realizing love as an energy, we seek to discover our own personal source and the infinite power of giving all our love to everything in every moment. The music will be by Gabie Allain and Martine Savard.

Sunday, August 13
Poetry Sunday!
Friends and members of our community are invited to submit poems that have touched them, or works of their own writing. You may read them yourselves or request to have them read for you. Join us in the exploration of our 2nd source: "Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love." If you're interested in participating, please send Chloe an email at hartchloe4@gmail.com.

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Sunday,  August 20
Memoria Viva
Listen to the voice of a witness to the forgotten, valiant Spanish anti-fascists, from their revolution beginning on 19th of July, 1936 to their liberation of Paris, the 24th of August 1944. Their helpful heritage and relevance today will be addressed. Vera is a retired teacher and grandmother.  Music will be by Basil Vandervort-Charbonneau and Mashid Bahran
 

 

 

 

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Sunday, August 27
Search for Meaning

Search for Meaning will be presented by Hari Thakur. The musician will be Basil Vandervort-Charbonneau.
Our search for meaning can be a two-fold challenge: It can be an existential issue, where each person seeks to live a life that is meaningful to him or her.  There can also be a search for meaning at the global level.  Understanding why the sky is blue; the four seasons we experience or the place of nature in our lives.
Victor Frankl, the well-known author of “Man’s Search for Meaning”, addresses the issue of the personal search.  As for the search for meaning at the global level, we have Charles Taylor, a well-known author and philosopher from Montreal, as our guide. The presentation will be followed by a period of questions and  comments from members of the congregation.

What do we do here? Is it worship?

Several years ago, Rev. Rollert and the congregation explored a series of questions regarding “Wounded Words” – the words of religion that have wounded us or may have been wounded or co-opted by others.  As we talked about the word “Worship” she asked us this question: “What do we do here?”

Here’s the answer that came from the congregation:

What do we do here?
We gather together to play with ideas of the world and our place in it,
To celebrate, discuss, care, wonder and act,
To reconnect with what is important in life,
To reflect upon love, sorrow, joy, conflict, peace, complexity, and diversity,
To meet kindred souls for a special pause from the mundane,
To have our hearts and minds stretched and to be comforted that we are not alone,
To move further towards the heart’s truth,
To be grateful,
To be curious,
To search,
To commune,
To spend an hour of oneness in the mystery of “sacred stillness”....
To inspire and let ourselves be inspired,
To acknowledge the mystery of our short lives, and to admit that we haven’t got it all figured out.

We hold space.  We hold hearts.  We come together because things of worth are worth gathering for.