A Community of Creativity, May 2018

“I’m not at all creative…I don’t paint, I don’t write songs, I’m not a poet…” Have you ever heard anyone say something like this? Have you said it? Creativity is usually associated with the arts, and perhaps because the arts are so harshly curated and judged, most of us have a difficult time claiming our…

Call to Racial Justice

The Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada have issued a Call to Racial Justice, which you can find here. As a people of faith we are just beginning to engage with the multiple ways in which structural racism and the Eurocentric origins of our movement impact who we are and how we live and interact. As…

A Community of Power, April 2018

Hello Friends, (I am posting this on Good Friday, the day we held a Celebration of Life for Barb Beck. Here is a link to the words I shared at that service.) And for April’s theme of Power…(with thanks to Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland and Touchstones Consulting.) Power is a necessary part of life. Power was…

1491 By Charles Mann

The UFP Book Club will be discussing this book at our April 12th and 26th meetings.  All are invited to join us at the home of Helen & Gord Drew, 1742 Ravenwood Drive, Unit 408, Peterborough, Ontario, K9K 2R6. In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding…

The CUC’s National Voice Team Speaks Out…

For many, the verdict in the shooting death of Colten Boushie in 2016 has shaken belief in justice and due process. In February 2018, a jury acquitted Gerald Stanley, 56, of second-degree murder. Boushie, 22, was shot and killed after he and four others from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation drove onto Stanley’s rural property…

A Community of Balance – March 2018

When I was a little girl, my family went out to the league baseball games whenever our church team played. The ball game was not really the draw for me; I simply loved the energy of a rural community gathered on a summer night under the lights. I loved the dusty air and the smells.…

Canadian UU Ministers Respond to Colten Boushie Verdict

For many of us the verdict in the Colten Boushie case shook us to our core others are outraged, enraged, even fearful. The verdict is a step back in the journey towards reconciliation, a big step backward. In 2014, Canadian Unitarians, through our Expression of Reconciliation pledged to be in solidarity with our Indigenous siblings in spirit, and…