Ω Test Events

Jan

Girl sitting in meditation

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

Worship Leader: Bob Harrington

Our theme for January is Transformation. I would like to start the year with something different, - a YouTube video. It is titled INNER WORLDS, OUTER WORLDS.

It is a beautiful video that will help us understand the nature of consciousness and how itcomes to manifest in and through us. If we can understand it even a little bit it will initiate life-enhancing transformations in our lives

01 Jan
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
Protest sign: Whatever you're not changing you are choosing

Guest Speaker: Rumina Morris, Director of the Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Department with the City of London.

Worship Leader: Brian Keith

We will learn about the City's efforts to iden- tify and cancel racism and discuss efforts that each of us can make to identify harmful atti- tudes and promote full equality. There are more kinds of racism than just skin colour. Be prepared to examine your prejudices (they may be more common than we'd care to acknowledge) and unearned privileges. No penalties will be imposed, but you'll come away with an opened mind and greater appre- ciation for the people who make up our won- derful world.

Pianist: Melanie Cancade Zoom

Hostess: Lori Turner-Otte

08 Jan
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
Hello my pronouns are blank and blank on a whiteboard

Healing Ourselves and Our Community from Sexism and Transphobia

Service Leader: Alison Konrad

Worship Leaders: Alex Kapitan/Teo Drake

Gender-based oppression is a continuing reality of our world, so it shouldn't be a sur- prise that sexism and transphobia get in the way of our ability to live into our potential in UU congregations. In this service guest speakers Alex Kapitan and Teo Drake will help us consider how gender roles, assump- tions, and expectations hurt us all, and how we can dismantle the barriers within our- selves and our congregation that prevent us from creating a truly inclusive space for people of all genders

22 Jan
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!
No event found!

Feb

white metal grateful sign

Gratitude: Generosity: Joy

Worship Leader: Bill Ratcliffe

The fragile spirit of generosity is founded on gratitude and results in joy. Gratitude, generosity and joy are all interconnected and based on a perspective of abundance. Being generous is both intransitive and transitive. There is the intransitive spirit of being generous, which just is. There is no object or conditions for the generosity. Then, there is transitive generosity which has a goal or goals, to which it is directed. Reflect on both the intransitive and transitive aspects of generosity.

The Gratitude: Generosity: Joy dialogue questions/comments are:

1. How do you maintain a perspective of abundance during these difficult times?

2. How do you determine which congregations, organizations and charities receive your volunteer and financial generosity?

3. What can our Unitarian Universalist faith community do to foster a perspective of abundance?

05 Feb
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
child giving flowers to a woman, outside in the sunshine, all dressed in yellow

On Generosity

Worship Leader: Bob Harrington

 Generosity is an expression of a person’s well-being.  It is the natural way we live when we feel in harmony with everyone.  To restore ourselves to perfect health is a first step towards building a healthy, prosperous and generous society.  

This will be the focus of my talk on Feb. 12.   Come one, come all. 

12 Feb
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!
No event found!

March

Black and white photo of sufferagettes

Women in Leadership: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities

Worship Leader: Alison Konrad

March 8 is International Women’s Day, but still, in March, 2022, there were more Canadian CEOs named Michael (7) and Mark (6) than female CEOs (5). Women now hold 26% of board seats among all TSX-listed companies, a number that has slowly increased over the years. Finance scholars have generated over 100 rigorous longitudinal studies examining what happens when boards become gender-diverse, as well as a dozen studies of the impact of race/ethnic diversity on boards. Findings are fascinating and suggest new opportunities for enhancing Canadian innovation, ecological responsibility, and employee well-being.

05 Mar
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
white sheep in a green field

Spiritual Renewal

Worship Leader: Lori Otte

Asking some difficult questions of ourselves in an effort to redefine our lives. I will be using the book by Rebekah Lyons called “Rhythm of Renewal”

19 Mar
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
group of red pawns next to single black pawn

Leadership: Ministry in Community

Worship Leaders: Judith Warren and Bill Ratcliffe

As Unitarian Universalists we are all called to be leaders. Every year we elect a Board of Trustees to balance carrying out our Mission with the everyday nuts and bolts of running a Congregation. Like other Congregational roles, Board membership is grounded in the same UU values and anchored by the Covenant of Right Relations.

Dialoguing Questions:
1. Is leadership affected by the relationship between the leader and the followers?
2. How has having been a leader changed you?
3. Have you been changed by a leader? How?
4. What propels people out of their comfort zone and into leadership?

26 Mar
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!
No event found!

April

Recovering Our Miraculous World

Worship Leader: Bob Harrington

The Roman mind could not tolerate the beauty of the early Christian beliefs and after Emperor Constantine became a Christian Rome’s influence has been to stifle the beauty, the magic and the love that were in the lives of the early Christians.

Can we throw off the influence of the Roman church and rediscover the magic and beauty that were recognized in the ‘possibilities’ of our human nature? The possibilities that can transform our world.

09 Apr
10:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!
book

UFL Book Club – April

The UFL Book Club has been around for 35 or 36 years, half of the UFL’s existence. Our book for April is ‘Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times’ by Azar Nafisi. The April date is Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. over zoom. If you are interested in joining our book club please contact Alice Wehlau, the coordinator of the book club. Alice’s contact information is below. We hope to hear from you

18 Apr
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom
Online

Trivia Night

Come out and join us in person at the UFL Hall at 557 Clarke Rd. on Saturday, April 22nd. Doors Open at 6.30 and the Trivia Game will begin at 7:00. This is a team game. Teams will be made up of 6-8 people – depending on the number of attendees. This is an evening […]
22 Apr
7:00 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Budget Town Hall Meeting

On Sunday April 23, 2023 following the service, there will be a Budget Town Hall meeting where the 2022-23 financial results-to-date and the draft 2023-24 budget will be presented. The draft budget will present UFL’s financial results in the bookkeeper’s format and will also include summaries for each fund. The documents will be published before the meeting. Please note that you will be able to zoom in on the draft budget PDF documents to make the text larger and easier to read.
23 Apr
11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!

May

Implicit Bias: It’s what your brain does, not who you are.

Worship Leader: Laura-Beth Falter

The CUC dismantling racism study group, recommended including education on unconscious bias in congregations as one of many strategies to promote racial justice in our communities. We will examine the difference between explicit and implicit bias and discuss ways of avoiding implicit bias within ourselves and our institutions.

07 May
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Speaking Truth to Power

Worship Leader: Bill Ratcliffe

Speaking truth to power can be complicated and at the same time simple. Speaking truth to power has become more complicated as individuals and corporations blatantly lie to raise money either through advertisements or fundraising and to provoke violence.

Still an individual can simply speak truth to power. When someone uses the word woke as a universal pejorative, without being able to define it, say "ouch". State that one positive meaning of universal is the "oneness of humanity".

Go light on assumptions. Reflect on a source of information and then confirm, confirm, confirm. Become accustomed to paradox and uncertainty. Dare to be Unitarian Universalist.

Questions:

  • What is your perspective on the concept of speaking truth to power.
  • For you, where does responsibility lie for speaking truth to power?
  • How can individual UUs strive to improve speaking truth to power?
  • How can UU Congregations strive to improve speaking truth to power?

Join Us In Person

Meet us at our physical location at 557 Clarke Road in London Ontario.

Or Join Via Zoom

Connect via zoom
Meeting ID: 856 6457 9696
Passcode: 752712

14 May
10:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
Andrew Gough and his dog

Guest Speaker: Andy Gough

Service Leader: Lori Turner-Otte

Andy Gough will discuss his diagnosis of PTSD and his companion dog Riggs. He started a non-profit called Veterans and Everyday Heroes, to raise money to place service dogs with veterans and first responders. (Trigger Warning. The dog will be at the service so if you have fears please zoom.)

28 May
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!
Indian food on a table

UFL Men’s Lunch Group – May

We meet on the second Monday of the month at the Aroma of India Restaurant at 590 Dundas (the old Harvey’s west of Adelaide). A reservation is made each month so please email Tom Orchard tomjoyorchard@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Contact Tom or Bill Ratcliffe wratcliffe@sympatico.ca, if you have any questions. Hope to see you at the next lunch.
15 May
1:00 pm
Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill Downtown
255 Horton St
book

UFL Book Club – May

The UFL Book Club has been around for 35 or 36 years, half of the UFL’s existence. Our book for April is ‘Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times’ by Azar Nafisi. The April date is Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. over zoom. If you are interested in joining our book club please contact Alice Wehlau, the coordinator of the book club. Alice’s contact information is below. We hope to hear from you

16 May
2:00 pm
Zoom
Online

National UU Service: Bringing Promises to Life

In-person at Ottawa’s Algonquin College Theatre, Roberts C. Gillett Student Commons. All are welcome to join us at our Sunday worship service, which will be live-streamed on Zoom at  http://bit.ly/ NationalWorshipMay16 (closed captioned), CUC’s YouTube Channel We will gather from across the nation to celebrate what has brought us to this moment in making manifest […]
21 May
10:30 am
Online
No event found!

June

The Purpose of Poetry

The service on June 4th is in collaboration with the Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia and Port Huron.

Sure, religion and poetry are nice and all, but what are they for? And what might one have to do with the other? Our speaker, The Rev. Dr. Lynn Ungar, is both a UU minister and a poet.

Note: The service will begin at 11 o'clock instead of 10:45.

There will be a different zoom link which will be posted when available.

04 Jun
11:00 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!

Lay Chaplains Chat (CUC, Online)

The National Lay Chaplaincy Committee recognizes that many of our Lay Chaplains are working in isolation and many have asked for ways to stay connected throughout the year. We are offering the opportunity to do that through our new Lay Chaplains Chat series. We invite all Lay Chaplains, new and seasoned, (as well as LC Committee members and those considering Lay Chaplaincy) to a recurring  Lay Chaplains Chat event hosted on line via Zoom.
05 Jun
7:30 pm
Online
Rhubarb Fest - Rhubarb Cafe, Plant Sale, Bake Sale, Book Sale, Vendors, White Elephant Sale

Rhubarb Fest

Are you looking to have some family fun, connect with the community and eat some delicious rhubarb treats? Come to our Rhubarb-Fest. There will be a Rhubarb Cafe, bake sale, book sale, white elephant sale and vendors!

Rhubarb-fest will be at the UFL Meeting House at 557 Clarke Road. There will be lots of parking available and the hall is accessible by bus!

We hope to see you there!

10 Jun
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
People writing things down in noteboooks

Annual Congregational Meeting

The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  This will be a hybrid meeting, both in-person at the UFL church, 557 Clarke Road, and via zoom.  The zoom link for this meeting will be emailed closer to the date.
17 Jun
10:00 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
book

UFL Book Club – June

The UFL Book Club has been around for 35 or 36 years, half of the UFL’s existence. Our book for April is ‘Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times’ by Azar Nafisi. The April date is Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. over zoom. If you are interested in joining our book club please contact Alice Wehlau, the coordinator of the book club. Alice’s contact information is below. We hope to hear from you

20 Jun
2:00 pm
Zoom
Online
No event found!

July

group at pride with unitarian universalist banner

PFLAG Pride Service

Christa Duvall, Worship Leader, will deliver a Reflection on PFLAG's role as a support group for the LGBTQ+ community and tell a Pride story during Time For All Ages. Bill Ratcliffe will be the Service Leader. This Service will be the more fulsome one of the two Pride Worship Services this month. Come and 'answer the call of love'.
16 Jul
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!
women's lunch table

Soup Siblings’ Luncheon

Join us on the second Monday of the month at Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill downtown at 255 Horton St. Don't worry about arriving late; just come in and join our table.(Note: Goodwill offers senior discounts in their store this day.)

10 Jul
12:00 pm
Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill Downtown
255 Horton St
No event found!

August

Mosaic

Unitarian Universalism: A Positive Hybrid Faith

A Unitarian Universalist Congregation is clearly a positive hybrid faith community. Individual UU faiths are also positive hybrid faiths. A positive hybrid faith is predisposed to pluralism and an evolving faith. The importance of a positive hybrid faith and one of the more pivotal faiths in those hybrids, will be addressed in this Reflection.

20 Aug
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!
women's lunch table

Soup Siblings’ Luncheon

Join us on the second Monday of the month at Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill downtown at 255 Horton St. Don't worry about arriving late; just come in and join our table.(Note: Goodwill offers senior discounts in their store this day.)

14 Aug
12:00 pm
Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill Downtown
255 Horton St
Indian food on a table

Men’s Lunch Group – August

A warm welcome is extended to men within our Congregation who would like to join other Unitarian Universalist men for food and conversation on Monday, August 21 at 1:00 pm., at Edgar and Joe’s Cafe, 255 Horton St. E., London. The UU Men’s Lunch Group meets monthly for lunch, on the third Monday. As a […]
21 Aug
Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill Downtown
255 Horton St
No event found!

September

Confetti

UFL 70th Anniversary Celebration!

Worship Leader: Laura Beth

Join the UFL to help us celebrate our 70th anniversary. Guest speakers will highlight the UFL then and now. The Caring Team will present updated volumes of the memorial books. Our short service will be followed by a potluck lunch and a garden dedication. 

10 Sep
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
People sitting at a table having a toast

Hospitality opens our minds

Worship Leader: Bob Harrington

Each of us, according to the philosophy of the eastern mystics, is an embodiment of intense bliss energy but the strings of thought that dangle from that inner reality  have been entangled in knots to such an extent that we have lost sight of it.  Every now and then we manage to untangle one or two knots and have experienced a bliss which gives direction and purpose to our lives.  

The practice of hospitality helps us to renew our outlook on life and entertain unfamiliar ideas and concepts that can help us untangle a few more knots.  

Julie Andrew’s song may help us with this; you know the song about a deer, a female deer and a drop of golden sun

17 Sep
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
People standing in a circle with their hands together in the center

See all the People (And Townhall Meeting)

Worship Leader: Rev. Linda Thompson

The Unitarian Fellowship of London is a unique community, a local expression of Unitarian Universalism.  You  know and love this community.  But, what, at is most essential is it, or any other congregation?  

Please plan to stay after the service for a congregational meeting. This townhall will be a chance for you to express what you feel the congregation needs from it's space.

24 Sep
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!
women's lunch table

Soup Siblings’ Luncheon

Join us on the second Monday of the month at Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill downtown at 255 Horton St. Don't worry about arriving late; just come in and join our table.(Note: Goodwill offers senior discounts in their store this day.)

11 Sep
12:00 pm
Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill Downtown
255 Horton St
Indian food on a table

UFL Men’s Lunch Group – September

A warm welcome is extended to men within our Congregation who would like to join other Unitarian Universalist men for food and conversation on Monday, September 18 at 1:00 pm., at the Family Circle Restaurant, at 147 Wellington St. London.

The UU Men's Lunch Group meets monthly for lunch, on the third Monday. We have been trying different restaurants over the last year or so. We are returning to the Family Circle Restaurant until a decision can be made on the regular site, as well as, the day of the month and time of the day. Try to make this lunch so that as many as possible will be a part of this decision.

As a reservation is made for each lunch, please email Tom Orchard. <tomjoyorchard@gmail.com>, if you plan to attend. Tom Orchard emails members of the group the week before the monthly lunch, to determine who will be attending. You may contact Tom Orchard or Bill Ratcliffe, wratcliffe@sympatico.ca, if you have any questions. Hope to see you at the next lunch.

18 Sep
1:00 am
Family Circle Restaurant
147 Wellington St. London
No event found!

The Power of an Abundance Mindset

Worship Leader, Laura-Beth Falter

Harvest season is a time of abundance. In this service, we’ll explore the benefits of an abundance mindset for ourselves and our communities. What do you have in abundance? How can you share it to benefit others? How have others shared their abundance with you?

If you are participating on Zoom, bring a small handful of soil from a place that is meaningful to you.

01 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Understanding Failure to Achieve Abundance

Worship Leader: Suzanah Sarafin

Service Leader: Bill Ratcliffe

Betterup.com says, "failure is defined as a lack of success or inability  to meet an expectation. Too often we tie it our sense of self worth, self esteem, and self acceptance." What if you could look at failure in a whole new way that frees you from the expectation and fear to live more fully?

08 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Can We Give What We Get?

Presenters: Rev Debra Faulk & Rev Danielle Webber

In these liminal times how does our Unitarian Universalist faith sustain us? So much loss and change has diminished our feelings of wellbeing and connection while heightening the sense of scarcity and amplifying anxiety. What commonly held values can we call on to inform our responses, motivate actions and provide some ease?  Could generosity be a response that expands to reciprocity?

15 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Report

Worship Leader: Alison Konrad

 I’ll be sharing is the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Report, and the goal of that report is identifying solutions to climate change.  To some extent the report is optimistic, which is why I connect it to abundance.  Spoiler alert: they don’t have a quick answer, however, they begin with over 1200 answers and narrow them down to a set of actionable items that are both highly effective and feasible

22 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Things to Do in Church When You’re Dead

Worship Leader: Rev. Fred Wooden

To call these 'challenging times' is to risk cliche.  Setting aside politics and climate change and the perverse persistence of racism, if these can ever be set aside, liberal religion is facing challenging times of its own.  Is there any wisdom out there about how to do that?  Fred Wooden is retired UU clergy, having served six churches over 42 years.  While none of them were north of the border, he has Canadian colleagues, has preached in Canadian congregations, and knows the words of both "O Canada" and "The Mapleleaf Forever

29 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!

The Power of an Abundance Mindset

Worship Leader, Laura-Beth Falter

Harvest season is a time of abundance. In this service, we’ll explore the benefits of an abundance mindset for ourselves and our communities. What do you have in abundance? How can you share it to benefit others? How have others shared their abundance with you?

If you are participating on Zoom, bring a small handful of soil from a place that is meaningful to you.

01 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Understanding Failure to Achieve Abundance

Worship Leader: Suzanah Sarafin

Service Leader: Bill Ratcliffe

Betterup.com says, "failure is defined as a lack of success or inability  to meet an expectation. Too often we tie it our sense of self worth, self esteem, and self acceptance." What if you could look at failure in a whole new way that frees you from the expectation and fear to live more fully?

08 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Can We Give What We Get?

Presenters: Rev Debra Faulk & Rev Danielle Webber

In these liminal times how does our Unitarian Universalist faith sustain us? So much loss and change has diminished our feelings of wellbeing and connection while heightening the sense of scarcity and amplifying anxiety. What commonly held values can we call on to inform our responses, motivate actions and provide some ease?  Could generosity be a response that expands to reciprocity?

15 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Report

Worship Leader: Alison Konrad

 I’ll be sharing is the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Report, and the goal of that report is identifying solutions to climate change.  To some extent the report is optimistic, which is why I connect it to abundance.  Spoiler alert: they don’t have a quick answer, however, they begin with over 1200 answers and narrow them down to a set of actionable items that are both highly effective and feasible

22 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Things to Do in Church When You’re Dead

Worship Leader: Rev. Fred Wooden

To call these 'challenging times' is to risk cliche.  Setting aside politics and climate change and the perverse persistence of racism, if these can ever be set aside, liberal religion is facing challenging times of its own.  Is there any wisdom out there about how to do that?  Fred Wooden is retired UU clergy, having served six churches over 42 years.  While none of them were north of the border, he has Canadian colleagues, has preached in Canadian congregations, and knows the words of both "O Canada" and "The Mapleleaf Forever

29 Oct
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!

November

The theme is Justice

Doing What’s Right

Worship Leader, Bill Ratcliffe

Justice is doing what is right. Determining what is right relies on one's conscience. A justice seeking conscience relies on an open, positive, loving mind, empathy and good accurate information. 

Questions for Dialogue

  1. How do you determine what is right?
  2. For you, what can a Unitarian Universalist Faith Community do to foster a developed conscience which leads to striving for justice?
05 Nov
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
Karma and being a good person will be featured in this talk

On Justice

Worship Leader: Bob Harrington

My reflection on Nov 12 on Justice will be based on the Hindu concept of karma and based on the well known Gayatri mantra.  It is mantra of praise to the spiritual Sun that enlightens each person’s consciousness.  I hope to show how the concept of justice works to expand our awareness and free our subconscious from annoying and depressing knots

12 Nov
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
No event found!
Cemetary

Finding the Image Bearers

A Zoom presentation by Elizabeth Van Rij

Since August 2021, Elizabeth Van Rij has recovered more than 200 missing markers and taken over 36,000 photographs in Southwestern Ontario cemeteries.

 Join us online on All Souls Night (Nov 2, 2023)as she presents some of her most memorable finds. You will learn what inspired her to start this unusual hobby and why it has evolved into a vocation. Zoom link to follow.

02 Nov
7:00 pm
Online
women's lunch table

Soup Siblings’ Luncheon

Join us on the second Monday of the month at Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill downtown at 255 Horton St. Don't worry about arriving late; just come in and join our table.(Note: Goodwill offers senior discounts in their store this day.)

13 Nov
12:00 pm
Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill Downtown
255 Horton St
Hands in the center with the text Gathered Here, A monthly check in for Young adult Unitarian Universalists (18 - 35)

Gathered Here – UU Young Adult Check In

Join other UU 18 to 35 year-olds on Zoom for sharing of joys and sorrows, deeper check-ins, prayerful reflections, and an opportunity to process the events of our lives with a spiritually grounded community. Each month we are joined by a member of the Young Adult Pastoral Care Team

These monthly gatherings have become highly valued touchstones in the lives of many young adults. While so much in our lives is unknown and unknowable, we can find comfort in familiar rituals and faces. By sharing our joys, our concerns, our sorrows and our gratitudes, we know ourselves to be held in a loving community. Exploring themes and spiritual practices helps us each remember our own creativity and resilience. We are all in this together, a part of a larger story. 

These are drop-in gatherings, so you don’t need to sign up in advance and there is no fee. See event details for zoom link.

14 Nov
8:00 pm
Online

Saddle Up Soiree

IT’S BACK! Yes folks the SERVICES AUCTION is back. We are dusting off the cobwebs hovering over the UNI-BUCKS, and creating and evening of fun, food and frolic. This year’s major fundraiser and community-building event will engage your imagination, ignite your passion for fun, satisfy your hunger, offer time to enjoy the company of your friends and provide you with an opportunity to generously support the Unitarian Fellowship of London.

Your free-will donation can be made by cheque or cash at the door on November 18th. Hmmm, the questions are: What SERVICE will you contribute to the auction and what items will you BID your $500 Uni-bucks to win? Auction Service forms will be available as of Sunday, October 16 th and must be submitted by November 5th.

This will be an in-person event being held at UFL. If you usually attend services by Zoom a ride can be arranged if you would like to attend in person. This year’s theme is Country Western so dig out your Boot Scootin’ attire and join in on this social evening of fellowship. Tune in for more information over the coming weeks.

SADDLE-UP SOIREE

Saturday, November 18th , 2023.

5:30 – 9:00 PM

This event is brought to you by the UFL Board of Executives, the Social Committee and the many volunteers who contribute their time, talent and gifts.

18 Nov
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Men’s Lunch Group at Family Circle Restaurant

A warm welcome is extended to men within our Congregation who would like to join other Unitarian Universalist men for food and conversation on Monday, November 20 at 1:00 pm., at the Family Circle Restaurant, at 147 Wellington St. London. 

The UU Men's Lunch Group meets monthly for lunch, on the third Monday. We have been trying different restaurants over the last year or so. We are returning to the Family Circle Restaurant until a decision can be made on the regular site, as well as, the day of the month and time of the day. Try to make this lunch so that as many as possible will be a part of this decision.

 As a reservation is made for each lunch, please email Tom Orchard, <tomjoyorchard@gmail.com>. if you plan to attend. Tom Orchard emails members of the group the week before the monthly lunch, to determine who will be attending. You may contact Tom Orchard or Bill Ratcliffe, wratcliffe@sympatico.ca, if you have any questions. Hope to see you at the next lunch.

20 Nov
1:00 pm
Family Circle Restaurant
147 Wellington St. London
No event found!

December

This service draws on the sound of music movie

The Sound of Music and Unitarian Universalism: Nothing Comes from Nothing

Worship Leader: Laura-Beth Falter

This service will feature three reflections by Casey Stainsby, CUC Youth and Young Adult Program Manager, a meditative piece by Anna Issacs, Director of Family Programs at the First Unitarian Church of Victoria, and Rev. Peter Boullata, from the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough.

03 Dec
10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
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Hands in the center with the text Gathered Here, A monthly check in for Young adult Unitarian Universalists (18 - 35)

Gathered Here – UU Young Adult Check In

Join other UU 18 to 35 year-olds on Zoom for sharing of joys and sorrows, deeper check-ins, prayerful reflections, and an opportunity to process the events of our lives with a spiritually grounded community. Each month we are joined by a member of the Young Adult Pastoral Care Team

These monthly gatherings have become highly valued touchstones in the lives of many young adults. While so much in our lives is unknown and unknowable, we can find comfort in familiar rituals and faces. By sharing our joys, our concerns, our sorrows and our gratitudes, we know ourselves to be held in a loving community. Exploring themes and spiritual practices helps us each remember our own creativity and resilience. We are all in this together, a part of a larger story. 

These are drop-in gatherings, so you don’t need to sign up in advance and there is no fee. See event details for zoom link.

08 Dec
2:00 pm
Online

Friday Frolic

Join the kids to decorate the tree and prepare for Christmas.

Bring your family! Bring your friends!
Bring some finger food to Share!

This is an all ages event and everyone is welcome. Join us for:

  • Crafts
  • Tree Trimming
  • Games
08 Dec
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1
women's lunch table

Soup Siblings’ Luncheon

Join us on the second Monday of the month at Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill downtown at 255 Horton St. Don't worry about arriving late; just come in and join our table.(Note: Goodwill offers senior discounts in their store this day.)

11 Dec
12:00 pm
Edgar and Joe’s at the Goodwill Downtown
255 Horton St
Indian food on a table

UU Men’s Lunch Group

A warm welcome is extended to men within our Congregation who would like to join other Unitarian Universalist men for food and conversation on Monday, December 11 at 1:00 pm., at the Family Circle Restaurant, at 147 Wellington St. London. Note change in date because of upcoming Holiday Season. Please email Tom Orchard, <tomjoyorchard@gmail.com>, if you plan to attend.

Joyce Orchard emails members of the group the week before the monthly lunch, to determine who will be attending. You may contact Tom Orchard or Bill Ratcliffe, wratcliffe@sympatico.ca, if you have any questions. Hope to see you at the next lunch.

11 Dec
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Family Circle Restaurant
147 Wellington St. London

Book Club

The UFL book club has been around for 36 or 37 years, just slightly more than half of the ULF's existence. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 2 pm. Our December meeting is on Tuesday December 19th from 2 - 4 pm. We will meet via Zoom. Marlene will send out a Zoom link via email for the meeting. The book we are reading is ‘Looking for Jane’ by Heather Marshall. If you are interested in joining our book club please contact me, Alice Wehlau, the coordinator of the book club. I hope to hear from you. Alice's contact info is in the weekly email!

19 Dec
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road,London, ON N5V 2E1

Winter Solstice Ritual. (A zoom event)

Join us on zoom as we prepare for the Winter Solstice with a ritual led by Elizabeth Van Rij.

This ritual will incorporate a variety of spiritual traditions that celebrate this time of increasing light.

No experience is necessary, just a desire to meditate and reflect. There will be an optional post-ritual social time.  (Elizabeth was a co-leader of a woman’s earth-based spirituality group at Grand River Unitarian Congregation in Kitchener, leading many Wheel of the Year Celebrations.)

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82640427833?pwd=SGQwRTRuNGV2NHFCVHYxdVNKMzNiZz09"

Meeting ID: 826 4042 7833

Passcode: 898135

21 Dec
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online
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