Spirituality for Montreal’s Religiously Unaffiliated?

Spirituality without Religious Identity?

In our Lakeshore community, there is a near constant discussion on the role of spirituality and regular ceremonial celebrations.  We even debate what to call our “services.”   

Avoiding all ceremonial aspects could make the event seem too sterile.  Alternatively, too much ceremony … 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.

Energetic Love

Energetic Love.   The Energy of Love

It can be as difficult to define

As it is easy to feel

The moment now

Where it can feel, even surreal

It is this love we all wish to capture and keep

but energetic love, like … 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.

At last! Canadian anthem is gender neutral

Last night the Canadian Senate passed a private-member’s bill making the National Anthem gender neutral.

Words will change from “in all thy son’s command” to “in all of us command” after royal assent.

 

Personally, I find this a great step forward for inclusiveness. When singing O Canada, … read more.

Remembrance Today

We honour the soldiers who battled on the front lines

Who sacrificed for a cause and their country

Even ending their time

 

War is filled with stories of great heroism and valour  … but in itself is a shame

All sides claim to be righteous

Often even pray to … read more.

Non-Denominational Christmas Celebration

A Non-Denominational Christmas Celebration for all Montrealers will take place in Lachine on Christmas Eve 2017

Our Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation (LUUC) will have an incredible Christmas season service full of music and poetry on December 24, 2017, starting at 5:30 pm.  We welcome our Montréal community … read more.