Speaker: Lakeshore Members

Christmas Eve Service at Lakeshore [in church only]

Please note this special evening time to join us for our annual Christmas Eve service. This year back in the Sanctuary. We will hear our Lakeshore Community Choir, share memorable stories for all ages, and we will sing our favourite Christmas carols. 

Please come out in person to be together and to enjoy “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” 

Leading Onward: Women are changing our World [hybrid]

Several dynamic and outstanding women from Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation and the community at large will speak about their work toward building a better and more equitable world while others light candles in memory of the fourteen bright, young women who were killed at the Polytechnique on December 6th, 1989. One additional candle will be lit for the countless women who continue to be victims of violence.
Our Lakeshore Community Choir will sing. We are honoured to have as our special guest Brigitte Garceau, MLA for Robert Baldwin.

An Ode to Trees: A Sharing Service [hybrid]

Autumn is the time of year when the trees call out to us – with their bright colours and rustling leaves demanding our attention – and our awe. 
This service will reflect on the magic, majesty, and mystery of trees – and we will have time to share our favourite poems, songs and stories about our love of trees.

What We Are Grateful For [in church only]

We invite each person attending to bring an image of something for which you are very grateful (a copy of a photo, a drawing or one cut out of a magazine). For those who forget, we will have a collection of old magazines and scissors on hand to find an image before the service begins. During the service, each person will be asked to share why they chose that image, and to add their image to a poster board we will have on hand. 

A Sense of Belonging

We are meeting formally for the first time after the summer hiatus. Our technical assistant (Oddbjorn) is not available to execute a ZOOM service this week, so it seems like the perfect time to share in person our over-the-summer updates. Have you had an impactful summer, whose content you are still digesting, or did you enjoy time for contemplation and a slower pace?  We build our sense of belonging here, as part of LUUC, each in our individual way, through sharing our experiences.

Poetry and Song to Greet Spring [hybrid]

With the arrival of truly spring-like weather, it is a good moment to let our hearts sing and be filled with poetry. Lakeshore members will contribute their presence and talents in this service given over entirely to songs and poems.

Easter Sunday – Flower Communion Service

We are very excited to have our first service back in person of 2022, on Easter weekend! This will be a multi-generational service with participants of all ages.
As in the past, there will be a Story Time and this week’s story will be Easter themed. Congregants of all ages will be speaking and sharing throughout the service. The highlight will be our beautiful flower communion; everyone is asked to bring a flower which will be exchanged for a different flower during the service. We are all really looking forward to seeing everyone and connecting in person once again!

Christmas – Past and Present

At this service, we hope to have many attend in person as we plan to fill the sanctuary with the joyous carols and songs of the season. Some of our members have agreed to share their memories, and reflections of Christmas – past and present. Please join us.

All Souls’ Sunday

In many cultures, November 1st is a day to honour those who have died before us. Susan Czarnocki and several other members of Lakeshore will reflect on our treasured memories and on the ongoing influence of some of the members of Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation who have gone before us, but will never be forgotten.

Coming Together Again

It’s a new ‘church year’ – but the ‘same old pandemic’ is still hanging around.  So we dedicate this, our opening service, to gathering our strength and renewing our will to meet this continuing challenge with steadfastness and equilibrium.