Topic: Community


How do two people get completely different outcomes and experiences from the exact same family context? Annie Deschamps, Karine’s older sister, shares her reflections on the meaning of sisterhood through the different stages of life, and how shared laughter is the magnetic force that is … read more.

Syria – A first-aider’s point of view

Abood Hamad arrived in Montreal from Syria 1 1/2 years ago. He has a Masters degree in International Humanitarian Law and worked as a first-aider and first aid trainer with the Syrian Red Crescent and UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). That gave him the opportunity to … read more.

The Assault on Reason

In 2007, the former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore wrote a book titled, The Assault on Reason. It is even more relevant with today’s occupant (innommable) of the White House. On 21 April, Easter Sunday, Fred Cappuccino, our beloved Minister Emeritus, will speak on the pertinence today … read more.

From the Snows of Siberia …

… to the Snows of Kilimanjaro

Irene exited her mother’s womb in a prison-camp in the Stalinist gulag, yet she spent her young life in the ‘paradise’ of Kenya.  She will recount a largely unknown story of World War II involving: negotiations with Stalin over the fate of 1.7 million … read more.

Personal Identity

Ariel’s service “will include an interesting twist on the sermon delivery many of us are used to. The structure will be a philosophical congregation-wide discussion regarding the problem of personal identity.

The discussion will touch on the individual’s sense of self, as well as how it … read more.

Hidden Hunger in the West Island

Not everyone in the West Island has access to fresh and healthy food for a variety of reasons including reduced mobility and social isolation, which results in food insecurity. And 83.5% of residents of the territory have zero or negligible access to fresh fruits … read more.

The Underground Railroad

It is always a pleasure to welcome Scott MacLeod back to the Lakeshore UU Congregation. Scott has researched Canadian history for years, and this presentation will be on the migration of African Americans to Canada during the 1800s (the underground railroad) and its parallels … read more.

Looking Back, Looking Forward

In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. He is usually a two-faced god since he looks to the future and the past.

Pierre Paul Rubens, Temple of Janus (1635)

Today, we will look back, personally and … read more.

Homeward Bound

After our Summer hiatus with picnics and BBQs, the Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation is homeward bound, returning to our regular Sunday morning services. Christopher Thomson, one of our members and a long-settled immigrant in Québec, will talk about the personal journeys we make in our lives. … read more.