Sunday, 25 February 2018 à 10:30 am:   Dr. Bruce Gilbert, “Moby Dick”

Since the days of Jonah and Job the whale has symbolized the sublime and awesome power of the universe. Our vitality allows us to participate courageously and creatively in this sublime power, and yet it also vastly overreaches us and, in moments of clarity, terrifies us. Moby Dick is a metaphysical novel about the face to face encounter with these mysterious powers. Its characters, from the vengeful Ahab, to business-like Starbuck, to the devil-may-care Stubb, to the ocean-crazed insanity of ... (more)

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 à 7:30pm:   Rev. Carole Martignacco, “12 Steps to a Compassionate Life: Steps 5 & 6”

12 Steps to a Compassionate Life, six discussion sessions led by Rev. Carole Martignacco, based on the book and TED project, 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life, by leading scholar of religion Karen Armstrong. (In English) Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., at UUEstrie, 201 Main. All are welcome. Book: $20. Suggested donation: $5/session. Registration: Please contact 819-842-1387.

February 13: Steps 1 & 2: Learn about compassion; Look at your own world February 20: Steps 3 & 4: Compassion for yourself; ... (more)

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Welcome!

Greetings from UUEstrie, a spiritual community that first gathered in the village of North Hatley back in 1886, as the First Universalist Church of North Hatley.

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Principles and Sources of our religious faith  (Canadian Unitarian Council)

Video of the dedication of Stoddard Hall, in 1991

A YEAR ROUND PROGRAM

Sunday Services

Services are at 10:30 Sundays throughout the year, with a break during the last week in December and first in January. From April through November our services are held in the historic sanctuary, and during winter months in Stoddard Hall on the lower level. Members and visitors enjoy a time of fellowship with coffee, tea and refreshments following each service.

Children’s Religious and Spiritual Exploration (RE)

Children are welcomed every Sunday.
Our program is based on the UU 7 principles, mainly emphasizing the inherent worth and dignity of everyone. The morning curriculum is inspired from various sources, including: We Believe: Learning and Living Our UU Principles, Ann Fields and Joan Goodwin, editors; Circle Round by Starhawk; and A Tapestry of Faith, from the UUA. Read more…

How to get here:

North Hatley is a small village located around the north end of Lake Massawippi, about 15 minutes drive south from Sherbrooke, Québec, and 30 minutes drive north from the U.S. border at Derby Line, Vt.

FROM SHERBROOKE/LENNOXVILLE: Go south on Route 143 for 6 kms. Turn right onto Route 108 and go 14 kms. At the stop sign, turn left onto Main Street. You are in North Hatley. Cross the bridge and turn right. UUEstrie, 201 Main Street, will be on the left, at the corner of Gagnon Street. If the street begins to go up hill, you have gone too far.

FROM MONTREAL: Take Autoroute 10 East to Autoroute 55 South. Take the exit for St. Catherine de Hatley, route 108. Go east on Route 108 until you reach North Hatley. At the stop sign, continue straight on Main Street. Cross the bridge and turn right. UUEstrie, 201 Main Street, will be on your left, at the corner of Gagnon Street. If the street begins to go up hill, you have gone too far.

FROM VERMONT: Take I-91 North to the border where it becomes Autoroute 55 North. Continue on Highway 55 for 29 kilometres. Take the exit for St. Catherine de Hatley, route 108. Go east on Route 108 until you reach North Hatley. At the stop sign, continue straight on Main Street. Cross the bridge and turn right. UUEstrie, 201 Main Street, will be on your left, at the corner of Gagnon Street. If the street begins to go up hill, you have gone too far.

Bishops University Campus Ministry

Soulful Sundown evening gatherings are offered regularly on the Bishop’s University campus, Lennoxville, led by one of our Lay Chaplains, Keith Baxter, who is also a Bishop’s faculty member. We serve an ever changing but always searching group of openhearted and questioning young adults. With informal worship in words, silence and song, we share ideas, dreams and hopes, seeking meaning in a spirit of freedom and fellowship. See the current flyer with the schedule for Soulful Sundown or contact Keith Baxter (see “Home/Contact“)

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