- Embrace your spiritual roots—respect your past and put faith in your present to provide the foundation for the future you envisage
- Connect to each other’s spirit with vows as unique as you are
- Every ceremony is customized to reflect the essence of the bridal couple as we unite and bring families together.
- Are you seeking a Spiritual Community?
- Please join us for regular online spiritual services and sermons
- Family-oriented programs
- Explore music, prayer, healing circles, and special events
- Rites of passage to honor a time of growth or change in circumstance
- Spiritual counseling for difficult times. Restore a sense of internal balance
- Soul recovery—heal and recover the splintered parts of the soul essence
- Grief support to assist in healing the soul after a loss
GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICES
- Learn about the five seasons of grief
- Be part of an empathetic community of others who have experienced a loss
- Obtain support to help with all types of losses—of a loved family member or beloved pet, opportunities, work, and relationships
- Address past traumatic events in a safe environment
- Learn tools to help navigate this transitional phase of your life
- Gather friends and family for a blessing/spiritual service at your home
- Participate in a house cleansing followed by a blessing of the home
- Bring a spiritual sermon to your next family gathering
- In times past, the spirit was celebrated in the home
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WHO WE ARE—
Explore with UOUFC the multi-faith path to spiritual living with non-traditional services and programs that draw from ancient and modern scriptures to enable everyone to make a meaningful spiritual connection in a supportive setting of tolerance and understanding.
Consider joining the Congregation Beth Ruach of mostly interfaith families due to the rise in Jewish people marrying outside of their faith. While grounded in Judaism, our congregation welcomes spouses of all faiths, and those with no faith, to create a diverse, vibrant spiritual community of individuals and families.
WEEKLY SPIRITUAL GROUP:
Meets online every Friday. The scheduled service time will be 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. This “mini” weekly interfaith sabbath service starts with three blessings—
- For lighting the Sabbath candles
- Blessing of the wine
- Blessing of the bread/challah
Prayers in English, Hebrew, or the language of your choice; prayers for the sick (people or your pets) will be included; the congregation is welcome to participate. We will conclude the service with an interfaith prayer. Please email to signup/and to receive connect or log in details.
SABBATH TO WELCOME THE NEW MONTH:
MONTHLY: On the closest Friday to the new moon, we will honor this treasured observance with our brief Sabbath services and an exploration of the meaning of that month’s coming energy. We will conclude each of these services with a short gratitude circle. Dates to be confirmed. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
On an ongoing basis, we offer:
- Friday night remote services
- Shabbat dinners
- Ongoing spiritual enhancement workshops
- Weekly Torah commentary and Shabbat service
- Ongoing grief support for those that need it
- Online high holiday and other services
- Interfaith support for interfaith couples
- Couple counseling to improve lines of communication
- End of year memorial services to honor and elevate the souls and spirits of our loved ones (including pets)
UPCOMING SPIRITUAL EVENTS:
- A Grief Support Group is scheduled for early 2024–details to be announced.
- Sunday, February 25, 2024, 3 p.m.—Healing and Creative Energy
Guest energy healer using vocals with Lee Ann Sicard
- Thursday, March 21, 2024
Spring Equinox Remote Service—6:30 pm
- Monday, April 22, 2024
Passover Easter Service– in person in the GTA. Time and location to be announced.
—please contact for the links or subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates on events and services.
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By donation or online at uoufc.org.
Events listings and workshop calendars will be updated from time to time–please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.
MONTHLY SPIRITUAL WORKSHOPS:
We meet online for a series of Spiritual Discovery Workshops. Stay-tuned for details and dates.
Spiritual Discovery Workshops—
FULFILLMENT AND THE MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR—A TWO-PART WORKSHOP
Dates to be announced—
- Learn to use this leading personality/characterization tool to guide personal development/decisions and direction. It can help at any time of life and is helpful to gain a sense of the spiritual fulfillment approach that will serve you best.
- Session 1—explore the MBTI—what it is and how it works; determine your communications style and preferred way to interact with others; complete the questionnaire process.
- Session 2—examine your results and the individual components; as a group, analyze strengths/preferences/susceptibilities; how it might help, or you will use the knowledge in your approach to others/and in general.
ENNEAGRAM PERSONALITY AND ANALYSIS—IN TWO PARTS
Dates TBA—6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Use this popular modern system of nine key types (based on ancient wisdom and traditions) to explore how your personality may affect your actions/spirituality and life strategies. Enneagrams are beloved by writers and psychologists/therapists and are an excellent tool for understanding the self.
- Session 1—introduction and exploration of the nine basic types//how it works/complete your analysis.
- Session 2—examine your questionnaire results; discuss; does it explain your past behaviors; in the future—apply the knowledge to personal growth and spirituality.
THE GRIEF JOURNEY—IN TWO WORKSHOPS
Contact for information—Dates TBC/6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Two workshops will discuss this painful journey, which often has no time limit, the seasons/realizations, and coping mechanisms. This is not a restructuring of our former Grief Support Group. However, we may launch this for interested participants and meet remotely.
The first week will deal with Phases 1 and 2: Grief, numbness, shock, and yearning. The second week will examine confrontation, adjustment/re-organization, and re-entry.
Please connect to signup/register or for login information on any events. For Spiritual Discovery Workshops, the cost is $36 per workshop (per week for 2-part workshops). Please see Spiritual Events for a complete listing.
Relationship & Pastoral Counseling
Whether single or part of a couple, anxieties, setbacks, and traumas may be part of our lives, and our growth opportunities may suffer. Family, relationships, and work show the effects. But most of us ignore reality until we’re nearing a crisis.
Unless we know how to interact, cope, and treat each other fairly and without judgment, the past often gets stuck on repeat. This affects our mental, emotional, and physical health—and our spirits. To help with relationship challenges or communications, renewing trust, personality conflicts, and many other areas that affect our well-being and spiritual health, we provide guidance and support to individuals and groups, congregation members, and couples through counseling and workshops—in person or remotely.
For more information or to schedule a meeting, please click here.
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Social Gatherings and Get-Togethers
UOUFC and Congregation Beth Ruach offer a throwback to the beat era of the 50s and 60s with a series of poetry and music coffee-house evenings. All are welcome to play their favorite tune, recite poetry, and share inspirational affirmations. We look forward to having you all attend when these resume.
For upcoming social dates and more information, click here.