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.

Two to the Power of One

The being of A one and only one

Amongst thousands of millions of other ones

 

So many Thems and Those

Sharing a remarkable likeness

All with a heart, head and – mostly – ten toes

 

With such great sum, individual ones can get lost and hard to see

The greatness in … read more.

Creating Theology Together

Creating Theology Together – CUC 2018 Eastern Regional Gathering

Our Board President Susan and I attended the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Eastern Regional Gathering under the theme of Creating Theology Together.  This three-quarter day workshop was held on Saturday 17 November 2018 in Kingston, ON., with about … read more.

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.

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.