A Liberal Welcoming Religious Community

serving the Simcoe County and Muskoka areas of Central Ontario, Canada, since 1995

Next Gathering 

Meeting via Zoom


Sunday, November 27, 2022
10:30 Service

IMPERMANENCE

Double Doors Studio & Gallery,

Anten Mills, Ontario

Also byZoom

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IMPERMANENCE 

The only constant in existence is change. Thich Nhat Hahn said:  If you suffer, it is not because things are impermanent. It is because you believe things are or should be permanent. We should therefore endeavor to accept and embrace Impermanence. Acceptance of impermanence will lead to the equanimity of our mind and to our inner peace.

 

The extraordinariness of my daily walk

 

the adventure begins when I follow

the trail through the woods

to the shoreline

where the water is navy blue or azure or turquoise

or at times slate grey

with no distinction between earth and sky

and on those days I float on the mist

 

this day while walking

I was so enchanted by the moss

bright green

the exuberance of new life

so seduced was I

by the thick lush carpet

beneath my feet

that I did not notice

the old White Pine

her arms stretched out to greet me

my eyes cast down 

not seeing her

I clumsily shoved passed

 

but she did not scold or take offence

instead, appreciating my child-like wonder

she gently brushed my cheek

with a soft-needled hand

and I felt blessed and loved and grateful.

by Luci Dilkus
 

THE ELM
The towering Elm, so like an umbrella in the distance. You are young and not as mighty as your ancestors. 
Laid low by one of the first invasive: Dutch they called it. Now there’s Emerald Ash Borer, spruce bud worm and Longhorn beetle. 
We settlers got to see you for awhile. 
But, you were like a canary in a coal mine and died for our comfort. How long? How long?
 


 

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We are a lay led group. A typical service includes opening words, a chalice lighting, an opportunity to share joys and concerns, music, a period of silence, an informative and inspirational presentation given by one of our members and friends followed by open discussion. There's more music and closing words.

Light refreshments are available and lively discussion continues on an informal basis.

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