Upcoming Sunday Services
All services through the end of 2021 will be Zoom-only.
December 5 – It’s Time to Re-imagine Canada’s ‘nice’ Identity (Video)
What are the dominant perceptions of Canadian identity? Riley Yesno questions if they are truly as accurate as we may think they are. She will challenge us to think critically about the identities we create and their ability to be changed. Riley is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, a former member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council and an Indigenous Rights advocate. Her talk will reflect on dominant perceptions of Canadian identity, and question if they are truly as accurate as we may think they are.
December 12 – Living the 8th Principle
Speaker: Donovan Hayden
Donovan’s talk will be discussing how Unitarians can remain committed to anti-racist work and put the 8th principle into action. He speaks with honesty and insight about his experience as an activist for racial justice. Donovan recently completed a MA in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University. In Canada, he continues to raise his voice as a young adult Black Unitarian and has continued to be involved with a number of Black and Indigenous protests since returning to Toronto. Donovan brings a fresh perspective which attracts other young adults.
December 19 – Festive Story “Potluck”
Celebrate a festive gathering with us – Christmas/Winter Solstice/Other Celebrations. Share a story from your own festive times. We offer a community of real people that care about each other.
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
December 26 – No Service
January 2 – No Service
Happy New Year!
Past Sunday Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.