June 28 Truth and Reconciliation
Service Leader: Sandy Lubert
Musicians: Beth Doxtator & Friends
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
July 5 Women and Gender in Islam
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
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
Music: Jim Barrett
your questions, comments, and discussion topics. Today,
we’re going to talk!
July 26 Books and Friends
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
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
August 9 Breath
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
Service Leader: Mary Ellen Scanlon
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
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
Service Leader: Anne Bokma
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.