Posts by Julie Stoneberg (Page 9)

Boxing Day Meal – Saturday, December 26

Boxing Day Peterborough Community Meal The UFP is joining with other groups in Peterborough to provide a Community Meal at Geroge Street United Church on Boxing Day, Saturday December 26.  Help is needed for set-up, food prep at home, kitchen prep on-site, serving and clean-up.  There is a sign-up sheet on Florence’s table every Sunday…

 Out of the Cold Dinner – December 19

UFP’s next OOTC dinner date is Saturday December 19th at Mark Street United Church For many years, under the leadership of Barb Beck, the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough has sponsored one Saturday night Out of the Cold Dinner per month throughout the winter.  UFP members and friends sign up to volunteer to drop-off baked Shepherd’s…

Refugee Sponsorship endorsed by UFP’s Membership

At a general meeting on December 6, 2015, the membership of UFP decided to move ahead with refugee sponsorship.  In part, the approved motion read: “…be it resolved that the Refugee Sponsorship Committee proceed with activities that will contribute to the successful settlement and integration of refugees in the Peterborough area. The UFP intends, as…

CALL TO MEETING – Sun. Dec. 6, 2015

The UFP Board has called a General Meeting of the membership to be held downstairs on Sunday Dec. 6 immediately following a short coffee time.   The purpose of this meeting is to consider the Refugee Sponsorship Committee’s motion to proceed with sponsorship activities. The full text of the motion to the Membership can be found on the…

What does it mean to be ‘People of Expectation?’

We are just now entering a time of waiting. What exactly are we expecting? Within the Christian tradition, the advent-time is about awaiting the birth of a saviour. In our family traditions, many are anticipating (with excitement or dread) gathering together for the holidays. As your minister, I have some expectations of a different nature.

A Letter from Beth Israel Congregation

November 29, 2015 Dear Unitarian Fellowship, Happy Sunday. For many years we have been very blessed to share a common house of worship with the Unitarian Fellowship. Through this experience we have made many new friends, and have learned a lot from each other. I want to thank Julie, Scott and the entire Unitarian Fellowship…

Update: News Regarding the Unitarian Church in Burundi

Please appeal to our government and the government of Burundi! Recently the Unitarian Church of Burundi (the Assemblée des Chrétiens Unitariens du Burundi) was attacked and ransacked, where bullets were fired into walls and doors, and money was stolen. Members of the church were questioned by government officials who visited on a Sunday. Two days ago, the minister of the church, the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, was arrested from the church at gunpoint, taken into police custody and interrogated severely regarding the activities of his church. He was threatened with physical harm and death. At the moment, he remains in custody, with other members of the church also being questioned.

Pastoral Response to the fire at Masid Al-Salaam Mosque

[media-credit name=”Peg Green (PeacePeg)” align=”alignnone” width=”213″][/media-credit] As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations. We value religious diversity, and we stand with our Muslim neighbors in this time when they are challenged, worldwide, by hate. Here in Peterborough, we are…

What Does it Mean to be People of Ancestry?

What does it mean to be ‘People of Ancestry?’ Have you ever explored your family tree, trying to trace your lineage through blood lines? Many are passionate about this work. They love to see how far back they can go, to learn interesting factoids about their ancestors, and to imagine how that ancestry has affected the person they are today.