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Our theme for March is JUSTICE ________________________________________________________________________

March 8, 2015.  10:30 AM

Seeds and Seasons. 
Kate Green, Programme Manager, USC Canada and the GRU Social Action Committee.

Timor Leste is the most food insecure country in all of Asia. After occupation and civil conflict for decades, farmers and our USC colleagues in Timor are slowly rebuilding an agriculture and forest system that is increasing the food and seeds which are available - and helping form the agricultural policies of this new nation. Service Leader:  Allan Grose

**Remember to set your clocks to “Spring Forward” this morning!**

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March 15, 2015  10:30 AM 

“Petit a petit l'oiseau fait son nid.”  (Little by little the bird makes his nest.) 

Bruce Alexander and Professor Steve Sider will discuss how they are building capacity for teachers and school leaders in Haiti and their ongoing efforts to make a sustainable impact on support a developing nation's struggle to improve.  Service Leader:  Jessica Bayne.  Stay after the service for a special Take 40 presentation by one of our youth.      
Bruce Alexander is a Principal in Waterloo Region and has been volunteering since 2001 in schools in Haiti.  Steve Sider is a faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University where he has headed up the Laurier-Haiti Digital Mentoring Project.

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March 22, 2015 10:30 AM

Climate Change: Path to Transformation?
Michele Cadotte, Service Leader with Alisa McClurg and Kathy Mostardi   

Inspired by the Joanna Macy book Active Hope,  three activists will share different perspectives on the environmental crisis:  despair, hope, action. 

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March 29, 2015 10:30 AM 

We Make the Road by Walking.
Rev. Jessica P. Rodela

What are the spiritual practices of Unitarian Universalists?  In the words of Michael Brown’s family: “Let’s not just make noise; let’s make a difference.”

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April 5, 2015 10:30 AM 

On Easter:  Heart of Paradox.
Rev. Jessica P. Rodela and the Spirit of Life Choir directed by Curtis Dueck

 

Welcome to our Congregation!


 Closing the service with a song. Photo by John SmirniosWe are a liberal religious community that draws inspiration from its Judeo-Christian heritage as well as the wisdom of world religions, our direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder, the words and deeds of prophetic women and men, humanist teachings, and the spiritual teachings of Earth-centred traditions. We include believers, doubters, and seekers; those who pray, those who meditate, and those who pour their souls out in song. We pledge to support one another in our individual searches for truth and meaning. Will you join us?

We gather for our regular Sunday services at 10:30 AM. Located in Kitchener, we draw people from all over the Waterloo region. Visitors are warmly welcomed.

On October 12, 2014, two fibre art pieces were installed on the chancel wall. Artist Karen Cummings, a member of the congregation, introduced the pieces.

 


In 2001 our congregation voted to become part of the Welcoming Congregation Program. This is a volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We consider this to be important because of the specifically religious prejudices that have made LGBTQ people unwelcome in so many houses of worship. Please see Rev. Jessica P. Rodela’s powerful sermon on LGBTQ bullying, “When Rainbows Fade.”