Author Archives: Christopher Thomson

Judaism Unbound

Judaism Unbound – What My Faith has Taught me about Building Community in a Multicultural World

Rabbi Sherril Gilbert

April 2018 

Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation 

In a sermon I gave recently, I announced to my congregation that I had decided to sign my emails with the tag … read more.

2018 Stewardship Report

2018 Stewardship Report

Summary: Investments UP, Income and Expenditures DOWN

Major factors influencing our investment results:

– shorter reference period (to February) this year due to earlier date of this presentation

– slower growth in LAM investment fund 3,5% this year vs. 7% last … read more.

Long-range Planning Meeting

As part of our community’s on-going reflections on stewardship, we need to think not only about fundraising but also about how we spend our money. To this end, the Annual General Meeting in June 2017 adopted the following resolution:

To strike a committee to reflect on the uses … read more.

Communications Committee updates new Website

During a Membership and Communications Committee brainstorming session at Lakeshore on 31 March 2017, Timothy Byrnes suggested that building a new blog-compatible website could be the most cost-effective way of making what we offer as an inclusive spiritual community better known to the larger Montreal … read more.

Home Away from Home

Near the end of February 2018, I went on a two-week visit to my sister Carole who lives in New Smyrna Beach in Florida.   It is nice to visit family and also enjoy some respite from the tough winter we had this year.  I … read more.

Forgiveness and Gratitude

This past weekend, I was reminded about the significance of forgiveness and gratitude in my life.   Saturday night, I attended Rob Lutes‘ launch of his new CD Walk in the Dark.  Among the pieces he and his musicians performed was a short catchy tune … read more.