The Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga (UCM) is a religious community of individuals who are guided by compassion, reason and love on an individual search for truth and meaning.
We are a growing and diverse congregation. We find meaning and value in the rich and deep history of Unitarianism because our religious tradition draws inspiration from many sources including the wisdom of the world's faith traditions, nature, science, and contemporary thought.
The diversity of our religious beliefs resonates with the multicultural community in which we are located. UCM serves Peel (Brampton, Mississauga), Halton (Oakville, Burlington and Milton) and Etobicoke.
In November, the Mourning Moon is upon us. It's also known as the Fog Moon or Snow Moon, depending on where you live. Some Native American tribes referred to it simply as The Moon "When Deer Shed Antlers'. In the early Celtic society, November was the beginning of the New Year. We will leave the "new beginning" aspect of November to the Samhain ritual which was last month, and focus on the dark time to come when soul searching will be our quest.
This year we begin a new experiment in spiritual deepening through Theme Based Ministry. Each month is devoted to a theme, which will be explored through services and in small groups. We will post resources on-line at uucmthemes.wordpress.com, paper copies will also be available. There will be questions to ponder and spiritual exercises to try. Upcoming themes include:
September - Listening
October - Purpose
November - Equity
December - Grace
Each year we address an overarching question which shapes our approach to each theme. This year we use the lens of being together, with the big question “What does it mean to be a people of…?” What does it mean to be a people of the mystery? What does it mean to be a welcoming people?
You are warmly encouraged to join one of our small groups. Each month a facilitated group of 6 to 8 people gather to share and reflect on their experience of the theme. We have a special group for parents, a weekday afternoon group, as well as a 401 northwest group. Each group meets monthly until June, spending two hours in conversation and reflection.
Contact our Director of Lifespan Learning, Pamela Smith Loeters for more details.
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Thanksgiving Spirit Jam
Spirit Jam is a multigenerational service for the mind, body and spirit. During a Spirit Jam the following inspired activities may be offered…tinkering, writing, dancing, posing, meditating, singing, playing, acting, walking, chanting and baking.
This multi-age jam begins with a shortened service. Our service will be paused for approximately 25 minutes while members disperse to choose 1 of 4 activities that may be of interest.
Service leader Michaela Smith-Loeters
* Food Bank collection day