In response to a proposed amendment to the Peterborough City Council’s procedure…ending the practice of reciting the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of meetings (thumbs up) and substituting language which refers to ‘the supremacy of God’ (thumbs down)…Rev. Stoneberg read this prepared statement (click the above title to read more.)
The 2014-15 Annual Report and 2014 Financial Statement are now available for your viewing prior to the AGM next week (click on the above title to be taken to the link to the document.) Thank you to everyone who contributed, this report really is a community effort.
You are encouraged to contribute items to UFP’s site at the Gilmour Street Yard Sale. There are no limits on donations and there are several ways to get your stuff to our storage garage. Volunteers positions are still available if you would like to help out. Jessica Lindeman & Scott Donovan
All are invited to participate in one of two focus group sessions to gather input for an evaluation of our Minister. Please RSVP to CommitteeOnMinistry@peterboroughunitarian.ca or 705-741-0968.
Alternatively, an on-line survey was sent by email on April 21; please complete the survey by Sunday, May 3.
The 2nd in our ongoing musical concert/fundraiser series is coming your way on Friday, April 24th at 7:30 pm. Two very fine musicians are coming to grace our UFP stage that night, so you will not want to miss this stellar musical evening!
Friday, April 17, 7:30pm
Doug Williams, Elder of Curve Lake, will share stories of this region; a chance to learn more about our local Indigenous neighbours and to explore (more about) our shared history in Canada. Organized by the UFP Indigenous Working Group. $5-10 donation or PWYC.
Elaine Kempt, our new Administrative Assistant, has worked in the Holistic; Charity; Not-for-Profit; For Profit; the Arts and Fundraising positions over the years. You might have met Elaine during a yoga or painting class or she might have served you tea. Her regular office hours are Tuesday and Fridays from 1-5pm, plus some Monday afternoons. Reach Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you take part? Will you participate in the co-creation of our future?
Why do I think we need to gather in these intentional conversations? Three reasons, really.
The first is the reality that the place of religion in society is quickly shifting.
Second, the future is already upon us here at the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough.
Third, YOU, the community, are the only ones who have the answers.
More than 70 members and friends filled our downstairs hall on February 28th for an evening of music, laughter, performance, fellowship and celebration. (Photos.)
It seems to me that there are several ‘big issue’ conversations that need to happen here…within this beautiful community that makes up The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough. Such conversations, at their best, would help us to make some decisions, to move forward with some needed changes, to create a better future, and probably most importantly, to connect more deeply with one another. They would help us to know and understand the breadth of ideas, opinions, and feelings that reside among us. Such conversations would help us to build the beloved community.