Posts by Julie Stoneberg

LOVE LIVES HERE. END WHITE SUPREMACY

A self-proclaimed white nationalist/ white supremacist has called for a rally in Peterborough on September 30. And so…Nogojiwanong / Peterborough is calling for a pro-active response. An informal collective of concerned citizens has spent the past 2 weeks collaborating on a response and is spreading the word for groups and individuals to sign a Unity…

Young Adult Weekend at Unicamp

September 15-17, 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Join UU young adults (18 – 35) for a wonderful weekend of community, conversation and carousing amidst the splendors of the changing leaves. Unicamp provides the perfect setting for a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat with new and old UU friends. Come for a hike on the trails, swim in…

Welcome to our new RE co-leaders

Our Director of Religious Exploration, Kate Huband, is on leave for the fall of 2017. She has been assigned a Practicum position through her Master of Social Work program. She’ll be working full time in Peterborough and consequently has taken a four-month leave from her UFP DRE position. We look forward to her return just…

Happy Summer!

June 30, 2017 My friends, This is the time of year when I ‘go to the well.’ I am soon heading off for summer holidays in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There I’ll be spending time with family and friends, visiting old haunts, and lazing time away by looking at, swimming in, and being on water. When…

Listening to the Minority Voice

At our May 2017 AGM, it was proposed that in our deliberations, as a congregation, we consider the voices of those who are usually voiceless. The idea was brought forward by our Indigenous Working Group, and inspired by a chapter in a book of Indigenous essays titled Original Instructions. In her chapter, “An Okanagan Worldview…

A Community of Mindfulness – June 2017

Mindfulness is something that has gotten great traction in western society over the past few decades. This should perhaps come as no surprise. Given the increasingly bifurcated nature of our lives, mindfulness, as a practice that focuses on the present moment, is a deeply enriching experience for some, and a survival tactic for others. Jon…