Upcoming Sunday Services
September 2 – No Service
Enjoy your Labour Day!
September 9 – Water Ceremony
Facilitated by Hilary Craig
The water ceremony is our “coming together again” fall ritual. It is our opportunity to share our summer “water stories” and greet friends old and new. This service, sometimes also called the Water Communion, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist congregation in the 1980s. Many congregations now hold a Water Communion once a year. Members bring to Sunday service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them or from a place they have visited over the summer. During the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, each person explains why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared Unitarian Universalist faith coming from many different sources.
Potluck lunch to follow service
September 16 – The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives
A TED Talk Video
A TED Talk by psychologist Jonathan Haidt is sure to make us think! He studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we’re left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most. By understanding more about our moral psychology and its biases, Jonathan Haidt says
we can design better institutions (including companies, universities and democracy itself), and we can learn to be more civil and open-minded toward those who are not on our team.
Special Meeting to follow service — see News & Events for details
September 23 – What Doctors Think
Speaker: George Garbe
George Garbe has been a physician and cardiologist for many years in Regina. Today he will talk about the intellectual process of unravelling what is wrong with the patient and deciding what treatment to advise, emphasizing the use of evidenced based treatment and touching on how evidence is obtained and evaluated.
September 30 – Reconciliation
Speaker: Terry Fehr
Over the past 9 months, we’ve had a series of talks that explore the manifestation of spirit in real life. Today’s talk is the last of the series; in it we are invited to ask ourselves what reconciliation is, what hinders reconciliation and how we might go about reconciling with others. There were three others in the series on Love, Compassion and Forgiveness.