Monthly Themes

What would it be like to be a part of a congregation-wide conversation about resilience, or forgiveness, whether you are attending Sunday services, volunteering in SE, or attending a committee meeting? 

UU congregations across Canada and the United States are using monthly themes as a way to focus and deepen worship, create more opportunities for spiritual development, and build relationships between people.

From September until June, a monthly common theme will shape our services and spiritual exploration program.  Small groups will meet monthly to share and reflect on the theme. Resources on the theme, including readings, videos, music, and poetry will be available in a paper packet and on-line at uucmthemes.wordpress.com.  Like us on Facebook to see extra resources.  

 

In September we will be exploring Listening.

October:  Purpose

November:  Equity

December:  Grace

We need your help to curate resources!  If you have readings or comments about upcoming themes, please email Rev. Fiona at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you would like to be part of a small group, please contact our Director of Lifespan Learning, Pamela Smith-Loeters.

Art in the Hall - June 2017 - White Oaks Art Group

 

White Oaks Art Group

 

Rita M. Spence: Rita was born in Goderich, Ontario and has lived in the U.S., West Indies and Western Canada but it is in the change of seasons and scenery in Ontario that are her favourite things to paint. She has used oils, watercolours and acrylics.
905-469-4088, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DeutchmanAnne Deutschmann: Anne  Deutschmann was born in Bremen, northern Germany, where she attended the Academy of Fine Arts.  Before she could put her skills to work however, marriage and children became her priorities. A ten year stay in South Africa influenced her work. Coming to Canada, Anne joined the White Oaks Art Group in 1986.
Water colours became her new ideal medium to express the different Canadian environment; adding softer tones, winter scenes and lush landscapes. She attended workshops, took courses at Sheridan College and tried to absorb as much technique, inspiration and stimuli as possible. Eventually, she ventured back to her first love, abstract images, with acrylics as the medium. Collages and textured surfaces offered new challenges. 
She has received awards and participated in many juried art shows.  She is a member of Visual Arts Mississaiga, Mississauga Art Gallery and a member of the Colour and Form Society.  905-822-8849, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
ArtneeNeerja Trehan: I am an emerging Canadian artist, living and working in Mississauga (Ontario). Art has always been a very vital part of my life. I started drawing from very early on and as far as I can remember, I have been inspired to create.
After finishing Bachelor of Fine Arts from College of Arts, India I worked as a graphic designer. This made my artistic endeavors to shift from art to computer screens. I immigrated to the USA after marriage. Though I was busy raising kids, but kept my passion for art alive by doing free-lance design and artwork.
In 2009, I relocated to Vancouver and the beauty of Vancouver inspired me to immerse myself completely into arts again. A constant source of delight and artistic stimulus, The West Coast renewed my energy and vision. I volunteered at Surrey Art Gallery in BC. In 2010 after moving to Mississauga, I started teaching in after school programmes, private studios and at my home studio.
My paintings are infused with color, texture and moments of life. Vibrant and intense colors are often present in my art, with my favourite medium being acrylic for its versatility. I find inspiration everywhere, whether its outside or at home and I draw upon memories and photographic references.  647-994-7203, www.neerjatrehan.com

Invincible Kindness

Invincible Kindness

November 30th, 2014        Rev. Fiona Heath

Irish writer John O’Donohue noted that ”There is a kindness that dwells deep down in things; it presides everywhere, often in the places we least expect.

The world can be harsh and negative, but if we remain generous and patient, kindness inevitably reveals itself. Something deep in the human soul seems to depend on the presence of kindness; something instinctive in us expects it,and once we sense it we are able to trust and open ourselves.”

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SourceFire

SourceFire Pagan CircleSourceFire is the Pagan circle of UCM. It is open to Pagan members of UCM and the Pagan community at large.

We impose no dogma and encourage a free and responsible search for truth intersecting with the seven principles of Unitarianism with which we find no conflict.We are a diverse and multi-generational group that provides a community and place of worship for area Pagans and Pagan families.

We celebrate in a ritual circle monthly in the Great Hall on the third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 pm.

If you would like more information about SourceFire in General you can check us out on Facebook or email Beryl Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   Blessed BE! 

 

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Art in the Hall - May 2017 - Everist Prokofiev

Prokofiev Unitarian Congregation in MississaugaEverist Prokofiev

Born into a musical family, Everist discovered his passion for the Fine Arts at a very young age. Attending the Ontario College of Art at only 10 years of age, he discovered the many genres of creation that led him to the canvas and palette knife.
 
Everist believes that a painting should not be just two dimensional, but rather an experience for rest of your senses. He does not just paint an image, but sculpts a leaf or a flower with dramatic manipulation, painting strictly with a palette knife. The colours and textures of Everist’s paintings invite you to “touch“ the canvas. “Feel“ the leaves and listen, and observe how the changing light throughout the day, brings life to the image.

“This is your sensory experience”

 


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