Upcoming Sunday Services

Sunday services run from 10:30 to 11:30 am

Join us for friendly, informal Sunday Services at 10:30 AM. Weekly services are available on Zoom and many can be attended in-person.

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May 1 – Roundtable Sunday

Today we will discuss the sixth principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. Has the Russian invasion of Ukraine modified your views? Or strengthened them?

Zoom only

 

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May 8 – India’s Glorious Hindu Temples

Speaker: David Thompson

David will share with us some fascinating images and useful concepts about this very broad topic. His talk is backed up by a bespoke website which one can visit to find substantial additional material: davidinternet.com

Image credit: esamskriti.com

Zoom only

 

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May 15 – CUC Multigenerational Worship Service: The Spark

12 PM Start

Now more than ever we need to be grounded in connection, in hope, and in love. As the cycles of the seasons teach us the gifts of the dark as well as the light, we still need energy — a spark — to fuel living into our aspirations and values no matter the season, the struggle, or the celebration. This Sunday service will celebrate how our UU faith and our connections are crucial to sustaining and amplifying that spark.

Zoom from home OR please join the Zoom Watch Party at the Unitarian Centre

The Sunday service will be live-streamed on Zoom here (closed captioned), and on the CUC’s YouTube Channel.

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May 22 – Questions for the Second Half of Life (video)

Speaker: Rev. Karen Fraser Gitlitz 

It has been said that each stage of life has certain developmental tasks that need to be grappled with. In UU circles, we often talk about providing developmentally appropriate programming for children and youth. But what about older adults – what are the developmental tasks in the second half of life?

Hybrid service: In person and on Zoom
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May 29 – Open Mic Sunday

“Open Mic” Sunday! It’s your turn to talk. What is important to you? What do you feel passionate about? What do you feel sad about? Peaceful? Angry? This is your time!

Zoom only

 

Past Sunday Services

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April 24 – Her Name Was Margaret: Life and Death on the Streets

SASKATCHEWAN UU SHARED SUNDAYS

Speaker: Denise Davy

Ms. Davy met Margaret while on assignment one cold winter night.  Margaret was a sweet-natured young girl who played the accordion and had dreams of becoming a teacher until she had a psychotic break in her teens, which sent her down a much darker path. Homelessness is a huge crisis in communities across North America. Denise’s talk is aimed at dispelling some of the myths around who the homeless are, and talking about what we, as Unitarians, can do to help solve the problem.

Ms. Davy is a nationally recognized award-winning journalist who worked at the Hamilton Spectator for 26 years. She is the founder of Purses for Margaret which provides toiletries to homeless women. She is also a long standing member of the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton.

The video from the service is available here.

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May 30 – SASK UU SHARED SUNDAY – Is it ever too late to write your first novel?

Speaker: Jockie Loomer-Kruger

Jockie Loomer-Kruger and her husband, the late Herb Kruger, were involved-friends of the Unitarian Fellowship of Regina when they lived some of their retirement years here, from 1995 – 2002. Now, Jockie is back in her home province of Nova Scotia, and at 85, has just had her debut novel, Until the Day We Die, published. Drawing on the Krugers’ own long affiliation with Unitarianism, Humanism, Agnosticism and Atheism, Jockie will share excerpts from the novel which highlight these religious views—or absence thereof—in fictional form.

Video recording of presentation

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May 2 – Community Deathcare in Saskatchewan – Bringing Death Home

Speaker: Denise Séguin Horth

Denise Séguin Horth is an End-of-Life Doula, Educator and advocate for Hospice and Palliative Care in Saskatchewan. End of Life Doulas help clients reflect on their values and wishes in how they would like to spend their last days. Denise will give us insight on how we and our families can more fully participate in deathcare decisions, how to open conversations, and learn what funeral options exist in Saskatchewan.

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January 10 – Child Poverty

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sally Mahood

Dr. Mahood will discuss the issue of child poverty in Canada and Saskatchewan. Who is impacted and how? What are the implications for educational and health care systems, and public policies that might address the issue? Dr. Mahood is a long time academic family physician in Saskatchewan who has a special interest in Women’s and Children’s health, and has been involved in advocacy for many years.

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December 6 – Amnesty International in Canada – An Update

Guest Speaker: Gord Barnes

Amnesty is well known around the world and in Canada for conducting research and generating action to protect human rights. Gord Barnes of the Regina Amnesty group will give us an update on some changes at Amnesty in Canada, as well as some of the current Amnesty campaigns. We’ll learn about the new Secretary General at Amnesty Canada, Ketty Nivyabandi and how the Write for Rights campaigns are being conducted during Covid. Two of the important campaigns at present are climate change (Amnesty is an intervenor in the carbon tax challenge) and the mining of lithium which is used in batteries. There will be time for questions and answers after the service.

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Check out the podcasts of some of our past Sunday services:

Fools, Coyotes and Sacred Clowns – Mooky Cornish – April 2020 (an amazing story of clowning around the world)

How to Change the World: A Field Guide – Liz James – March 2020 (change your world view and see possibilities)

We March For Bread … and We March For Roses Too! – Barb Byers March 2020 (a fascinating perspective for International Woman’s Day)

Trust  – Andrew Quackenbush – February 2020 (who should we trust and why?)

More podcasts are available here.