So What is Shared Ministry Anyway?

  • March 12, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Committee on Shared Ministry
  • Please join us as FUFON’s Committee on Shared Ministry presents their thoughts on Shared Ministry from a Unitarian perspective and how we at FUFON are taking an active role in delivering ministry to those in our beloved Fellowship.

    The Committee on Shared Ministry is made up of the following three members: Kari Fetherston, Don Gayton and Bob Goodman.

A Pilgrim’s Journey

  • March 5, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Patricia Hofstrand
  • Patricia will tell the story of her aunt Patricia who grew up in a middle class family in London, England during the war and after a series of losses in midlife and a fortuitous meeting with a Cambodian Buddhist monk decided, at age 51, to forsake the comforts of modern life and take ordination as a Buddhist nun.

In a Fit of Passion

  • February 26, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Rosemary Morrison
  • What role does passion play in the lives of artists, musicians, literary giants, and us? Is passion required to accomplish great things? Maybe it’s more important to do small things with great passion. What role has passion played in your life and the decisions you have made?

    Let’s explore some of these questions and other ideas together!

Marie-Anne Lagimodière

  • February 19, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Marva Blackmore
  • The Indians called her Ningah and had great respect for her. In fact, she was the first woman of European descent to settle on the Canadian prairies. As we begin to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we must take the time to remember the stories of those who blazed the trail for us.

  • Join us after the service for the FUFON Town Hall Meeting

A Revolution Demands Dancing Presented

  • February 12, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Christopher Wulff
  • Emma Goldman gave us that memorable quote, “If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution,” and it has been a thorn in my side for many years, a prickly reminder when I get too earnest or demanding. We struggle sometimes as Unitarian Universalists with finding joy in the midst of the hard work, in the midst of the revolution. This Sunday we’ll explore how our history has sometimes condemned revelry, and how to reclaim its place in the world we seek to build.

Forest and the Femme: Empowering Women through Nature

  • February 5, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Jaime Adams
  • Jaime Adams will be discussing her experiences with Forest and the Femme and the inspirations that keep her moving forward with this important initiative. We know that access to nature has powerful, positive impacts on mental health, physical health, and wellness. Studies have shown that those that have faced the most adversity in life have the most to benefit from the effects of time spent in nature.

    Forest and the Femme embraces this knowledge and works to support marginalized women to access these green spaces. By doing so we are promoting healing and a sense of empowerment, ability and confidence that will translate into all areas of the women’s lives.

Anything Becomes Possible

  • January 29, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Rosemary Morrison
  • Salman Rushdie said, “When you throw everything up in the air, anything becomes possible.” Sometimes it takes a shake-up in our lives to discover the things we once thought were impossible are in fact possible. Have you ever found this true in your own life? Let’s explore stories and ideas together about how to create possibilities out of the impossible.

Reflections on Possibility

  • January 22, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Anne Morrison and Leah Hokanson
  • Thomas Merton said, “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” Join Anne and Leah as they share their stories and thoughts on the theme of Possibility.

Dare to Dream a Better World

  • January 15, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Fay Weller
  • What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination (Sylvia Plathe). How can we imagine beyond what is or what has been? Fay will discuss the desire for change and the ease of status quo. She will explore both sides of ‘what is possible’ and take us through the joys and challenges of turning possibilities into reality.

Currency Transformed

  • January 8, 2017
  • at 11:00 am
  • Presented by: Reverend Meg Roberts
  • As Unitarians, we are comfortable talking about politics, religion, and sex—so how can we become more comfortable talking about a very important driver in our lives and culture: money? I think of money as ‘stored energy.’ How do we decide where to invest that energy to reflect what we care about so it actually changes lives? Reflecting on these things is exactly what a spiritual community can help us with.