It is always wonderful to welcome back Dorothy Latta of the Plattsburgh, New York UU Fellowship to our congregation. Dorothy will will speak about when in a rush and feeling stressed, sometimes the hardest thing in the is to stop: often we may feel compelled to go even faster. How can we find it easier to pause?
Chad is a Mohawk of Kahnawake, working at Aboriginal Initiatives in conjunction with Corrections Canada as an Assistant Elder and Cultural Facilitator. In his spare time, he is a volunteer fire fighter and first responder, as well as a Pow-wow drum carrier, drummer and singer. In his words, “I try to live my life as a positive role model and inspiration to others.” He was dealt a deck of cards that included many challenges … He says: I would not change them if I could. I accept these, because they are a part of me, just like my left arm, or foot are. They have allowed me the opportunity to grow, test myself and through the knowledge and experience gained – HELP OTHERS.
Francis Scarpaleggia, MP for the Lac-Saint-Louis riding, speaks of his work as Chair of the House of Commons Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
As we lift ourselves out of the ashes of the pandemic, we look towards a rebirth, a renaissance, or in the language of this Easter morn, a resurrection. What have learned, how will we face these new challenges?
The pandemic has also caused us to reflect more deeply about others, about our neighbours, especially those less fortunate than ourselves stricken in their thousands by the onset of Covid-19 – as well as those very many others who risk their lives daily at the front-line to keep us safe.
Ariel discusses the many ways in which music can heal us. Recent scientific advancements have made great strides in using music therapy as a tool for emotional and even physical rehabilitation.