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Upcoming Services


Sunday services are at 10:30am

June 28 Truth and Reconciliation
Susan Barberstock
Service Leader: Sandy Lubert
Musicians: Beth Doxtator & Friends

Susan Barberstock is Executive Director of the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre. She joins us today to help us understand and explore the work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. Questions to be addressed include: Did the TRC accomplish its goals? What are the next important steps for us as individuals and for us as a church community? This service is brought to First Hamilton by your UU UNO envoys.

July 5 Women and Gender in Islam
Laury Silvers
Service Leader: Karen Trollope-Kumar
Music: Women Ensemble

Laury Silvers is an academic and an activist who is engaged with issues of gender and Islam. In this talk, she’ll be exploring interpretations of selected verses of the Qur’an, reflecting on ways that this wisdom has had personal meaning in her own life.

July 12 One More Step
Rev. Carly
Service Leader: Music: JP Morrison & Friends

In this service, we’ll explore next steps in implementation of our Outreach & Social Justice commitments, and how we want to be as we move forward.

July 19 In Conversation With the Minister
Rev. Victoria
Music: Jim Barrett

Bring your questions, comments, and discussion topics. Today, we’re going to talk!

July 26 Books and Friends
Catherine Schuler
Service Leader: Pat Dickinson
Music: June Caskey

For many of us books have been key to our intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth and have also just plain entertained us. Sharing our love of books with friends can be both an added source of joy, and, on occasion, very, very irritating. Today we explore these challenges and opportunities. Book Communion – Please bring either a book you would like to share, or a note with the title and author of a book which you would like to recommend. Books may or may not return to their original homes, so only bring a book you are prepared to send off to a new home.

August 2 Why We Need to Laugh Once in Awhile
Rev. Victoria
Service Leader: Joanne Dear
Music: Rachel Derry

Humour is a wonderful part of life and an important spiritual practice. Laughing with others, laughing at ourselves – somebody should tell a joke!

August 9 Breath
Rev. Carly
Music: George Zavarise

This service will explore yoga as a spiritual practice, as community builder, and as an example of possible outreach ventures.

August 16 Reflections on India
Ginny Megin
Service Leader: Mary Ellen Scanlon
Music: Jim Barrett

Ginny spent three months volunteering at Child Haven in India, a charity that supports children. She learned a lot about India and herself while there. India is a colourful place, and she invites you to wear bright colours this Sunday, which will help us experience the sense of beauty she admires about India.

August 23 Action Sunday: The Work that Reconnects
Rev. Victoria

In this service, you’ll have a chance to learn more about and experience the work of Joanna Macy. Find out about The Great Turning, and experience shifts in your own perceptions, too. Pick-up choir: Are you interested in being part of the choir this morning? Singers of all ages are welcome to come at 9:30 and learn some music for the service. The pieces will be easy to learn and we will have lots of fun together providing the music ministry for this morning

August 30 Connections
Jeff Mahoney
Service Leader: Anne Bokma
Music: TBA

Hamilton Spectator columnist Jeff Mahoney offers a view of Hamilton as a city of connections, almost village-like intersecting circles and how the very city we live in is in some ways a metaphor for the pulse of the Unitarian Church - our connectedness to each other, to the earth and its fragile richness, our umbilical ties to the primal roots of things, be they social, spiritual, metaphysical or simply biological.


Sunday Services 10:30 am. All Are Welcome


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The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
170 Dundurn Street South
Hamilton ON  L8P 4K3
Phone: 905-527-8441  Fax: 905-527-6420

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