Posts by Julie Stoneberg

WHAT DID YOU DO ON SABBATICAL?

Last week, in the Flame, Rev. Julie asked, “Did you enjoy your sabbatical? YOUR sabbatical, I mean…the one that offered you a break from the expected and familiar…the one that perhaps called on you to do/be something more…something out of your comfort zone?” (If you missed that article, here’s a link.) To upset the normal…

A Community Who Takes Risks – April 2017

Three months. Ninety days of taking chances. Over three thousand hours without the safety net of ‘the usual.’ Somehow, we survived. And, here we are, arriving back in a place that is both familiar and different…returning to what we know while at the same time knowing all kinds of stuff we didn’t know before. Did…

UFP again a strong sponsor of ReFrame Films 2017

January 27-29, 2017 Don’t miss Peterborough’s own social justice film festival, which carries us across many borders. Diving into our oceans. Traversing the North. Exposing the arms trade. Defying gender norms. This festival will capture your imagination and light up your winter. This year, the Unitarian Fellowship is sponsoring four films that make particular connections…

WhaleCoast Alaska 2017

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? If so, WhaleCoast Alaska 2017 is for you!  Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program next summer.  See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka with friendly homestays and unique tour activities.  See wildlife, including moose,…

Warm Wishes from the Canadian Unitarian Council

I am a big fan of the winter holiday season. Of course, there are things I don’t like about it, the sometimes-overwhelming pressures and the endless barrage of advertisements. Yet, in spite of the flaws, the winter holidays are among my favourites. I often find myself responding with tenderness and with joy when I see…

Answering the Call of Love

From Canadian Unitarians To Our Siblings in Spirit in the USA The Canadian Unitarian Council National Voice Team just released a statement of support with these words: “…we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice. We assure you that you are not alone – that we are with you.” Read…

New Blog dedicated to Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova

David Rain has just launched a blog dedicated to the founder of the Unitarian Service Committee (USC Canada), Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.  The blog is a service to all those who still remember Lotta and who would like to explore in more detail the life of this extraordinary woman and UU heroine. It also serves those who have never heard of…