Posts by Julie Stoneberg (Page 3)

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…

A Community of Incarnation – December 2016

Incarnation is especially significant for Christians at this time of year, because Jesus’ birth is seen as God becoming human. But, as suggested in its definition, and as is evident in the internet resources found later in this packet, ‘incarnation’ is an important concept in many religions and cultures. Myths abound about gods taking human…

Mittens and Greens 2016

This year we have chosen the YWCA Holiday Gift Program as our recipient, and have a family of four to shower with gifts.  They have provided a wish list.   Here’s how this will work: On Sunday, December 4, we’ll have our usual Mittens and Greens ritual.  We are encouraging cash or gift card contributions; any…

UFP Featured on Shining Waters Radio Program

Shining Waters is a weekly show on Trent Radio (92.7 FM in Peterborough ON) exploring religious topics from an interfaith perspective, with a particular focus on religious practice right here in Peterborough.  On October 2nd, Will Pearson visited our service, and the program was aired on Oct 17th.  If you’d like to listen to this…

A Community of Abundance – November 2016

In late October, I traveled to California for a meeting. As we broke through the clouds on descent into San Diego, majestic, chiseled foothills…resplendent even in their dry season brown tones…came into view.  And then came the ocean…expansive, blue, cool, rippled with white caps as far as the eye could see.  From high above, I…

Natural Death Expo

Saturday, November 5, 10am to 4pm Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga 84 South Service Road, Missisauga Come to explore: green burial options, natural burial grounds, family-centred end of life care options, home funerals, etc. Participants/presenters include: Dying Well Collective, Home Hospice Association, Natural Burial Association, Singing through Life, and more.  Admission is by donation; pay what…

Have You Considered Lay Chaplaincy?

Lay Chaplains are appointed by UU congregations, to provide rites of passage (weddings, funerals, naming ceremonies) to the wider community. They receive training from the CUC to do this special work, and are asked for a commitment of 3 to 6 years. UFP Lay Chaplains receive support and mentoring in their role from their colleague,…

A Community of Rhythm – October 2016

As part of the Pride Parade, here in Peterborough and elsewhere, it is traditional to stop for a moment of silence.  All the music, all the whooping, all the marching, comes to a standstill as we stand to reflect on and remember those whom we have lost to AIDS and homophobia, but whose spirit and…