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Mysticism & Resistance – the Theology of Dorothee Soelle

Using the work of German theologian and activist, Dorothee Soelle, we’ll explore what mysticism is and how the religious impulse of mysticism is reflected in all world religions. We’ll talk about the places of mystical experience (including: nature, eroticism, suffering, community, and joy) and we will look at Soelle’s argument that mysticism is a tool … Continued

Contemplative Service

The contemplative service creates a quiet, reflective space through the use of intentional readings and meditative silence.

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The True Meaning of a Unitarian Easter

Unitarian Universalists often resist celebrating Easter as a religious holiday. While predominantly focused on Christian beliefs about Jesus’ death and renewed life, we can find Easter’s true meaning in the appreciation of life’s renewing cycles and, that for all things there is a season; the celebration of thanksgiving for the presence of the sacred in each … Continued

Chalice Circle Service

Continuing the focus on “Resistance”, this service will feature readings, candle lighting, and small group discussions on questions on the theme.

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Personal Journey to Agnosticsim

Lay presenter, Arne Raven will speak about his personal spiritual journey to Agnosticism.

Charter for Compassion

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another … Continued

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Compassion in Death & Dying

Rev/ Helen reflects personal stories about her experiences working as a hospital chaplain with many individuals at their death, and the surprisingly simple ways we can all show compassion. Also, today’s Sharing Our Plate Offering will be in support of Kamloops Hospice Association.

Compassionate Circle

Continuing to focus on “Compassion”, lay leader, Colene Palmer will create space for conversation, readings, and candle lighting.

Chalice Circle Service

Candle lighting, readings, and facilitated small group discussion on the theme of “Compassion”.

T’is the Gift to Be Simple

“Simplicity not just about saying yes to sunsets, walks in the woods and more dinners with those we love. It’s also about saying no to status and society’s affirmation. And that most certainly requires bravery.” Rev. Helen begins a month-long conversation focusing on “Simplicity” and freedom from complexity and excess.

Simply Got to Know: a question box service

Have a question on any aspect of religion or spirituality that you want answered? Today’s service will be built around your questions. Please submit before June 8th. Phone or  Email Rev. Helen.

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Flower Communion

As we approach summer, it is time for the annual “Flower Communion” service, when each is invited to bring a flower, bloom, or greenery to church. This simple tradition goes back to 1923 in Chechoslovakia when Unitarian Norbert Capek sought to create a ritual that would bind people more closely together, and not alienate any who … Continued