Starts at 10:00am All You Really Need to Know… You Learned in Kindergarten Jackie Holzman
Jackie Holzman shares a reflection on the basics - remember to share, be kind, clean up after yourself and live
a balanced life of work, play and learning - as found in the well-known book by Robert Fulghum.
Do we remember The Basics? How are they relevant to our faith community?
Throughout her long career of volunteer activities - ranging from supporting medical research and services for the disabled and as co-founder of Compassionate Ottawa - Jackie Holzman has been sure to “be there at the beginning” of many initiatives that have improved life in our city. This, in addition to her political career as city councillor and later mayor of Ottawa in the 1990’s. She continues “giving back and making a difference” as resident and now Chair of the Board of Unitarian House.
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Summer Discussion Circle
Our Discussion Circle will be slowing down over the summer. Join us again for our July Discussion, in a few weeks!
The Wednesday Evening Mindfulness Meditation Group wishes everyone nourishment and refreshment during our short summer break: June 29th, July 7 & 14.
SEE YOU ALL AGAIN at 7 pm on JULY 21st.
Fierté Capital Pride 2022
Save the date! FirstU will be marching in this year's Ottawa Pride Parade on August 28th. We will be meeting downtown at 11am at our designated rally spot (to be confirmed), and the parade itself starts moving at noon. Dress Up, Have Fun, and Show Your Pride! Allies are very welcome!
The COVID Task Force met on June 14 and have made the following recommendations:
Singing in the pews will now be allowed!
Everyone must remain masked in indoor congregational events, such as Sunday Service, Hospitality Hour in the Lounge, and Earth Speaks-type events.
Smaller on-campus meetings/classes can be conducted "mask optional", so long as everyone attending agrees that they are comfortable with this.
We are all interconnected, interdependent and minister to each other in many ways. Our monthly Caring Contacts take your phone calls and emails when you wish to alert us to a need or a concern or have a joy to celebrate. We try to ensure no one is forgotten and that appropriate help is provided when requested.
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Unitarian Universalist nUUs
Information about events and activities at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa can be found by reading the latest UUFO Friday Notes.
Canadian Unitarian Council Information about all the upcoming CUC events can be found on their Events Page.
The CUC Social Justice Team is making documentary-style videos for the next two Inclusivity Forums, featuring interviews with UUs who have experienced exclusion due to age, gender identity, or gender expression. One forum will focus on welcoming folks of all gender identities and expressions, while the other will look at welcoming people of all ages. Find out how to participate HERE.
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Joys and Sorrows
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"We acknowledge that our campus is located on traditional, unsurrendered and unceded Algonquin Anishinaabeg Territory; and that the work of reconciliation is a responsibility of our congregation, and of all Canadians. "Our goal is to educate ourselves and all who have ears to hear, to be of service to those who are at risk, and to advocate for justice.