All services start at 10:30 am (unless noted).
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Theme of the Month: Transformation
Sunday, April 7th, 10:30 am
Butterflies & Bees: A Spring Multigenerational Service
- Katharine Childs & the Religious Exploration Community, with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
As Nature breaks forth into its spring glory, come and celebrate the reawakening of plants, animals and bugs all around us! During this all-ages service we'll explore transformations inside us (like butterflies) and around us (like bees), and how we can honour our place in the interdependent web of all life.
Sunday, April 14th, 10:30 am
- Rev. Diane Rollert and Normand Gosselin, with music by Sandra Hunt
Life is a spiral journey as well as a series of starts and stops. At each crossroad, we can choose to transform what greets us or allow ourselves to be transformed. Join us for our annual lay chaplaincy service as we explore how milestones can surprise us as much as they change us.
Sunday, April 21st, 10:30 am
Water, Wine, Loaves and Fishes: An Easter Service
- Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Sandra Hunt, Gary Russell, the Phoenix Community Choir, led by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and guests
According to the gospel, Jesus transformed water into wine and multiplied a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish into enough food to feed thousands. These were among the many miracle stories that made our Unitarian ancestors wary as they chose to celebrate the religion “of” Jesus rather than a religion “about” Jesus. In this Easter and Passover season, what can we each reclaim from these challenging and powerful stories of transformation?
11:45 a.m. Easter Communion
For the past 176 years, this congregation has observed communion at least twice a year. It is a tradition that was so important to past generations that it was written into our By-Laws to be observed on the Sunday closest to All Souls Day and on Easter Sunday. Today we celebrate a simple bread and wine communion to honour our roots. The communion service begins immediately following the regular service and is entirely optional. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday, April 28th, 10:30 am
The Transformative Power of Krump
- Special Guest 7Starr with Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and Lillias Lippert
Krump at UCM? Wow! That’s what our staff said when they heard the news. Vladimir ''7Starr'' Laurore is a pioneer of the Canadian Krump scene. In 2005, he co-founded the first Krump crew in Canada, Bzerk Squad. 7Starr is also the creator of Gutta Zone, the first and biggest major Krump event in the country. In 2017, he received the Victor Martyn Lynch Staunton award given by the Canada Council for the Arts for outstanding artistic achievement by Canadian artists. 7Starr will join us this Sunday to share his art and to talk about the transformative power of Krump in his work with underprivileged schools, charity organizations, and community centres.