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The Poetry of Nature

How seldom do we pause to get inside the skin of our natural surroundings, and let nature into our hearts! Oh, the power of a tree to still the mind. And the power of a poem to awaken it in a new realm. We are delighted to offer readings by two poets on the theme of […]

Townships Tellers and New Members

In lieu of our normal service this Sunday, we were treated to stories by the Townships Tellers as well as other local tellers. This was followed by a potluck lunch. Thank you to all who attended and shared stories and dishes. Last week, we welcomed three new members to UUEstrie: Esther Saanum, Ryan Frizzell, and Crystle […]

Welcoming Congregation

The Welcoming Congregation program was developed for Unitarian Universalist congregations wanting to become more inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) people. Welcoming Congregations are those which have completed the program and passed a congregational vote to affirm that they welcome the membership and active participation of the LGBTQ community. In 2005, we at UUEstrie did […]

Alzheimer’s: Susan’s Story Inspires

On Sunday, March 22, UU friend Susan Macaulay gave a presentation about the journey she’s undertaken with her mom who was originally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2006. Susan, who lived in Dubai for 18 years, came back to care for her Mom in her mother’s home near Georgeville  in October 2011. Susan shared audio clips […]

Beyond the Steeple

“BEYOND THE STEEPLE” Sermon/Reflection ~ UU Estrie, June 8 2014 Reverend Carole Martignacco An Audio File of this sermon is also available. Remember that catchy little rhyme: Here’s the church, here’s the steeple – open the doors, and see all the people! Some of us learned it decades ago in Sunday School – remember Sunday […]

UU Estrie hosts Rabbi Sherril Gilbert for a Sukkot Harvest Holiday event

By Gib McInnis Special to The Record [on September 30, ] The Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Community of North Hatley and the Jewish Community Centre of the Eastern Townships collaborated on bringing Rabbi Sherril Gilbert to North Hatley to celebrate the third High Holy Day on the Jewish calendar with the North Hatley community. Sukkot is […]

Conjugal Violence

Conjugal Violence: Let’s break the Silence. Good morning, I am honored to share some of my deepest thoughts and feelings with you. On June 29th, 2007, my best friend, Rachelle Wrathmall lost her life to domestic violence. That day has changed my life and my perception of the world, and I have been deeply reflecting […]

Christmas pageant – Home Sweet Home

The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House (UUEstrie) in North Hatley was bursting at the seams on Sunday evening, December 4,  for a pageant/play, “Dulce Domum – Home Sweet Home,” featuring the children of UUEstrie community. The play, starring Rat and Mole and the Spirit of Christmas, was taken from the book, The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame. Lindsay-Jane Gowman […]

Harvey White – Negative Theology

On April 17, Dr. Harvey White, professor of religion at Bishop’s University, gave this talk, which we titled “All About God.” He has kindly provided this text of his talk. He writes, “I enjoyed the occasion. You are a group of wonderful people there.” In Book 9 of his Confessions, Augustine describes an experience that […]

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