Mary Dubash, 1924-2018

It is with sadness that we announce that long-time Fellowship member, Mary Dubash, has died.

From her daughter, Anneke:

Mom had a fall late Friday evening (Sept. 21). At the hospital, it was determined that she had suffered a broken hip and pelvis. Sadly, she deteriorated steadily over the weekend.

At 12:15 Tuesday morning, she died peacefully and blessedly out of pain.

The family would like to invite friends and aquaintences to the visitation on Sunday. The details follow.

Visitation and service

Mary Dubash, 1924-2018

There will be a visitation on Sunday, September 30th, at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Central Chapel, 315 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1A2 between 2 and 5pm, with a service led by Rev. Ellen Bell in the chapel, at 5pm.

We plan on having a Celebration of Life later in the year, probably in the spring.

Theme for March: Presence

The Hand-made’s Tale

Featured Film – Pride (2014)
(available on Canadian Netflix)
As a lesbian and gay rights group fights for equality in 1980’s UK, they see that striking miners face many of the same of challenges in seeking dignity and recognition.  This story gives witness to the power of presence – being there – in overcomes prejudice and recognizing the intersectional reality of the struggle for justice.  It also features a Welsh melody to the Bread & Roses hymn that we’re so familiar with.

Unitarian Biography – Julia Ward Howe
Also featured in Pride is the workers’ hymn Solidarity Forever, which uses the same tune popularized by the Battle Hymn of the Republic, penned by Unitarian songwriter Julia Ward Howe as a new anti-slavery anthem, which she set to the tune of an older liberation song, John Brown’s Body.  You can read about her powerful presence in the abolitionist movement in the biography Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory, available in our library in the “Minister’s Picks” shelf!

Articles on Artists – Abigail Gray Swartz
In a painting featured by The New Yorker magazine, Swartz represented the importance of hand-made engagement, and intersectional presence, in the pursuit of justice.

 

Video – What’s Up? by 4 Non Blondes
This all-woman band offers a powerful song of search on what it means to be one’s true self, being present with one’s own identity in the larger world.

Seeking Part Time Religious Educator

UUFO is looking for a part-time Religious Educator to work with our children and youth starting January 2017.  
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The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa (UUFO), a progressive faith community, is hiring a Part-Time (20 hours/month)  Religious Educator to plan and lead Sunday morning programming with children and youth.   

Requirements:

  • Previous participation in Unitarian R.E. programs or equivalent
  • Ability to work effectively with children and youth, and enjoy their company
  • Strong communication skills (fluency in French as well as English)
  • Preference for working in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to encourage, motivate and organize volunteers
  • Sense of humour!

Those interested in applying should send a CV to:

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa, 400 McArthur Ave., Ottawa ON  K1K 1G8
Or by email to: president@uufo.org

A full job description is available here.