November 26, 2017 @ 10:30 am Speaker: John Mills
Service Leader: Pat Trudeau
Musician: Rachel Derry
John Mills thought he had it all but life intervened and he found himself in Hamilton, a new city to him, with no job and living on Ontario Works at less than $700 per month. The cost of housing was prohibitive and living on the street was a constant possibility. Lack of affordable housing is a crisis. John helps us understand what that crisis feels like on the ground and the ramifications of not having a "home" and he shares his thoughts on moving towards the goal of a Hamilton where “everyone has a home”.
* Nov. 27 7:30 - 9 pm learn more: "Housing in the Hammer" with the UU UNO see future event listings on website.
December 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am Speaker: Rev. Victoria
Service Leader: Pat Dickinson
Music: Rachel Derry, the Choir, with Cindy Carey
What does it mean to open our hearts to the transformative power of love? In a culture that often talks about love only as a romantic notion, it can be challenging to find ways to love one another that expand the definition of what it means to love. Today we explore the benefits and challenges of living from a loving heart.
December 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Each year, our children and youth surprise us with a look at the holidays from different and thoughtful perspectives. Join us this year as they again demonstrate their wisdom through music, readings, skits, and poetry.
December 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am Speaker: Pat Trudeau
Service Leader: Rev. Victoria Ingram
Music: Rachel Derry
This Inter generational Service will be a celebration the holiday in words and music. Pat will speak about the metaphor of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem moments in our own lives. We will be joined by guest, Donovan Hayden, in a spoken word rendition of the classic, The Night Before Christmas. Bring offerings for the mitten tree and/or the food bank.
December 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm Speaker: Rev. Victoria
Our Christmas Eve service provides a time of quiet, simple, and timeless connection to our spirits, as we meditate, sing, and consider the blessings of our lives at this holiday time. Be with friends and family from the congregation. Join in singing Silent Night by candlelight. This year, our special offering benefits the Sacajawea Housing project.
December 31, 2017 @ 10:30 am Speaker: Pat Trudeau
As we sing # 1028, we are reminded to "live with deep assurance of the flame that burns within." Let 's expect nothing less of ourselves as we celebrate once again Fire Communion, a special ritual in which we think about our lives and what we need to leave behind. The fire ritual symbolizes release from unhealthy habits, toxic relationships, grudges and regrets that keep us from beginning again with gusto. Pat and two members will reflect on new beginnings in their spiritual and emotional lives.