A Community of Clarity – February 2019

Can you just be a bit more clear? I need some clarity! Not long ago, I got my first pair of progressive-lens glasses. Before these, I had glasses for distance, and I would wear them only at movies or when driving at night. But, while my eyesight is still pretty good, I find that I…

LOST CONNECTIONS by Johann Hari

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Chasing the Scream, offering a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. We will be meeting January  10th and 24th at 2pm at the home of Donna Flotron, Unit 7, 1850 Cherryhill Rd.  All are welcome to join in the discussion of this interesting book. There was…

UFP Sponsors films at the ReFrame Film Festival

A highlight of Peterborough’s year, the ReFrame Film Festival, is happening January 24-27, 2019. This year, UFP is sponsoring four films that speak to our values and connect to issues of importance for us. These films are 1. Biidaaban, an Anishinabe story about a maple harvester and gender. Based on the writings of Leanne Simpson,…

A Community of PERSEVERANCE – January 2019

“People cry not because they are weak. It’s because they’ve been strong too long.” ~ Shane Koyczan Is perseverance a virtue? Often, we hear advice that makes it sound that way: Buck up! Grin and bear it! Keep pushing! Keep moving forward! Dig deep; you are stronger than you know! But maybe Koyczan is right.…

For our Youth Conference: SEEKING VOLUNTEERS 

to help with UFP’s Youth Conference Feb. 22-24, 2019 Seeking a Food Coordinator: -Create a simple meal plan: vegetarian as per building rules. -With help from UFP Youth Group and Youth Advisors, recruit meal donations and meal preparation volunteers from parents and UFP congregation. -Coordinate meal donations. May require some grocery shopping and meal preparation. -Coordinate…

2019 Pledge Campaign

UFP’s annual pledge campaign is now underway. UFP friends and members should have received an email with a form to fill out earlier this week. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Sue Sauve or Scott Donovan. If would like to be set up on monthly automatic withdrawal for your pledge or would like…

A Community of Mystery – December 2018

Unitarian Universalists tend to love questions and questioning. We love wondering and trying to figure out life’s mysteries. Sort of like a puzzle to solve. But what if mystery isn’t something to figure out? What if it’s something to be felt and listened to, but not solved? Being a community of mystery isn’t just about…