Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday, October 18 OUR REFRESHING FAITH I recently received a message from an old friend who took exception to the theme for this year's regional gathering of Unitarians from across Western Canada, which was: "Unitarianism: An Evolution of Faith." In particular, he objected to the word faith, which he equates with uncritical belief—"blind faith"—and considers one of the most destructive products of human culture. He’s not alone: many Unitarians seem to have an allergy to words like 'faith' … and 'religious'! If my friend had been on the receiving end of the accusation directed at me by a fundamentalist some years ago—"Oh, ye of little faith!"—he would have gladly replied, "That’s for sure!" Not me! I'm overflowing with faith and I'm willing to bet that you are, too! On the sesquicentennial of the birth of John Dewey, author of A Common Faith, we'll explore our refreshing and remarkable faith. Rev. Stefan M. Jonasson

Services begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Arborg Unitarian Church, Ingolfs Street at River Road, followed by light refreshments. Everyone welcome!