Entries by Beacon

June-3-2018: When Questions are the Answer

Rev. Debra Thorne Have you got a question that you’d like Rev. Debra to answer? That was the invitation to the community. The questions flowed in—from the theological and eschatological to the environmental and historical. Rev. Debra will attempt to answer them all.

May-27-2018: Labyrinth Walks: A Contemplative Practice for Wholeness

Rev. Debra Thorne and Special Guest: Diana Ng Walking the labyrinth has been a spiritual practice since the 11th century and rediscovered in the last fifty years as part of the reclaiming of contemplative practices both in and outside Catholic and Protestant communities. Diana Ng, member of South Fraser Unitarians, built her first 42 foot […]

May-13-2018: Healing in the era of ‘Me Too!’

Rev. Debra Thorne It was like a tidal wave that swept the first world. So much good healing has come from the early days of the ‘Me Too!’ movement. With unchallenged power this wave uprooted systems of decayed power, and unfortunately a few innocent lives as well. In the aftermath of the first wave there […]

May-6-2018: Transforming Perspective

Rev. Debra Thorne How do we live together with completely different world views? Members of Beacon have been educating themselves in the history of indigenous people and realizing that their way of seeing and being in the world is so very different than that of the settler. For example there is no word for wilderness […]

Apr-29-2018: The Passionate Humanist

Jim Stephenson Unitarian Universalists have been referred to as God’s frozen people. We appreciate dispassionate analysis and a sober search for truth. We tend not to evangelize. and frequently don’t admit that we go to church. While we may be “spiritual”, we are not “religious” and usually don’t practice elaborate rituals. Does this mean we […]