Resources for Living
Everyday, we each do the best we can. Sometimes, we feel good about that. On other days, our life journey seems hard and we need the support of others.
The Unitarian Fellowship offers opportunities to be with others (sometimes on Zoom) and supports purposeful living. May you find something that suits you on these pages and in our Fellowship.
For more information or to submit ideas for these pages, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your Christmas thoughts, discoveries … and some special music!
Messiah/Complex will be streamed online by Against The Grain Theatre, from Dec. 13 to Jan. 7, at atgtheatre.com. Performances are free; spectators are encouraged to make a donation. The making of this amazing version of Messiah is explained (in this link), particularly what it meant to Diyet van Lieshout, a member of Kluane First Nation who performs a solo from the Kluane icefield in SW Yukon. Exciting!
Christmas is often a time of traditions. Perhaps this year, you might not be able to do all the usual things, but it is a great time to learn about WHY we practice those Christmas traditions.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! – Canadian Brass from the CD “A Christmas Experiment”
Share inspirational prayers, spiritual resources
The internet has a host of suggestions about how to live your life. Here is one with a balanced, reasoned approach from the Centre for Spirituality and Healing University of Minnesota (includes 5-minute nature video).
What gives you a “lift” … guided meditation? healing music?
A Place in the Choir – words by Bill Staines, performed by Celtic Thunder (It will make you smile, I promise!)
How To Be At Home – Lean into loneliness — and know you’re not alone in it. Filmmaker Andrea Dorfman reunites with poet Tanya Davis to craft tender and profound animation on the theme of isolation, providing a wise and soaringly lyrical sequel to their viral hit How to Be Alone.
HAUSER – “Live in Zagreb” FULL Classical Concert – The human connection between cellist S Hauser and other musicians in this wonderful 1.5 hour concert is heart-warming and the musicianship superb beginning to end. No matter what kind of music you enjoy, this concert will speak to your soul.
A personal Thank You, because YOU are important
Small changes in our behaviour can help make a difference!
Pronouns—Using someone’s correct gender pronouns is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their identity. It is a simple thing we can ALL do.
Links to resources:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DnLAYc9FkI Human Rights are important. Although this is an American video, it is well done and has a powerful human rights message for trans youth. Please let us know if you have a current Canadian video or link.
Need Help? Support is Available
Be part of our Kindness Calls—helping others feels good!
We try to keep in touch with each other, especially during difficult times like the 2020 pandemic. It gives us all a lift just to have a chat with others.
If you would like to have a brief conversation monthly with a Unitarian, contact: email@example.com
Join others who wish to take action on social issues
Our Fellowship has many interests, based on our principles and the circumstances of our country and province. Our library focus is on reconciliation but many members are well-informed on other social issues. Join us to take action toward positive race relations and other social action initiatives. Help us get to know the realities of our world and be a positive influence.
Please suggest other podcasts, books, videos … these will change over time so check back.