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Featured Book: The Soul’s Religion: Cultivating a Profoundly Spiritual Way of Life

“…Today people all over the world are abandoning their religions in disgust and anger,” Thomas Moore reckons in this long-awaited companion volume to his 1992 bestseller, Care of the Soul. “Still, everyone has an instinct for the transcendence. People know intuitively that some kind of spiritual life is necessary, and so many are searching on their own….” 

Once a monk in a Catholic religious order for a dozen years, a psychology professor, and a practicing Jungian psychoanalyst, Moore, in The Soul’s Religion, provides “a thoughtful guidebook for [just such] seekers,” according to Publishers Weekly in a starred review. In it, he “delves into religion as a way of enhancing the life of the soul,” reimagining it “not as a set of beliefs or a strict moral code, but as a romantic adventure.

In fact, Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, writing for the website Spirituality & Practice, point out how, “At one point, Moore describes this book as ‘a trip in a tiny sailboat across an ocean of passions and mysteries’. That’s an apt description, and a cordial invitation to all adventurous seafarers who are yearning to ride the waves….Booklist calls it, “A rich, nuanced reflection on what it means to be human.”

The Soul’s Religion: Cultivating a Profoundly Spiritual Way of Life
By Thomas Moore
HarperCollins, 2002

Seeking Youth & Children Program Leaders

SSUC is seeking three program leaders

Do you love working with youth and children, and want to help teach the wisdom and values that they will carry with them through life?

We are seeking to fill three contracts for paid coordinators to help plan and deliver our children and youth programs each Sunday. As a program leader, you will offer an atmosphere and experience to children/youth that will teach, nurture and help them develop as individuals, as lifelong spiritual seekers and as global citizens, and to learn and embrace spiritual values, as expressed by SSUC, that will help them to make a difference in their lives and in the world.

kidSPIRIT-ages 5-12

Work with the Ministry Team to prepare curriuculum, then lead/deliver the program on scheduled Sundays.

9 month, renewable contract. Approx. 2 hours per week.

View full job posting here.

Preschool Program-ages 3-4

Work with the Ministry Team to assist with content and curriculum creation/selection, then lead/deliver the program on scheduled Sundays.

9 month, renewable contract. Approx. 2 hours per week.

View full job posting here.

Youth Program-ages 12-16

Work with the Ministry Team to develop content and deliver the program on scheduled Sundays. Plan and offer one event per month in consultation with the Ministry Team and/or other volunteers. Maintain a safe, educational environment for youth and leaders.

9 month, renewable contract. Approx. 12 hour hours per month.

View full job posting here.

The primary benefit to the program leaders is the ability to build close and warm relationships with the youth and children served by SSUC, the ability to have a profound effect on the spiritual development of our children and a key role in their connectedness to our spiritual community, the broader neighbourhood and the world. The program leaders will gain experience in leadership while having support, mentorship and strength of other leaders in the community.

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