Entries by Beacon

Apr-14-2019: Fry Creek Wilderness Camp

The Fry Creek Wilderness Camp of the North West Wilderness Society of the Unitarian Church Guest Speaker: John Doyle A beautiful campground (boat access only) awaits you at the base of the Purcells on majestic Kootenay Lake. There is no electricity, no running water and artfully created pit toilets. Unitarians and other like minded families […]

Apr-7-2019: Growing Whole

Rev. Debra Thorne Growing whole is a lifelong project. Individuation is the lesson. Jungian James Hollis says, “While revering the mystery of others, our individuation summons each of us to stand in the presence of our own mystery, and become more fully responsible for who we are in this journey we call our life.”


Allegra Sloman Using the wisdom research of Dilip Jeste as a starting point, writer and entertainer Allegra Sloman will tell you that you’re free to be wise, examine both the appearance and source of wisdom, and consider what wisdom might best be applied to.


Karl Perrin Describing Unitarian religion often focuses on what it isn’t. For me, what makes us religious is our gentle encouragement of a variety of collective and personal “spiritual” practices, broadly conceived. I’ll describe some of mine, and how I grew into them. Perhaps our paths will cross. Karl Perrin is a life long Unitarian. […]

Mar-10-2019: Is Freedom only Fantasy?

Rev. Debra Thorne Are we truly free or are we stuck in a reality TV show, like the dystopian series Hunger Games where everything is a manipulation? Can we be sure if we really have the freedom of choice? Living in Canada today with our rule of law, and Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in […]

Mar-3-2019: The Privilege of Freedom

Rev. Debra Thorne It’s been 102 years since women were able to vote and hold office in British Columbia. This year five and half million women in the Indian state of Kerala stood along the road, hand in hand for the freedom to enter a holy temple. Last month three young women who went to […]