Upcoming Sunday Services
In-person Sunday Service available Sept 12
Exciting news! You will be able to attend in-person services at the Unitarian Centre starting September 12th. Or attend the Sunday service online with Zoom—your choice.
To enjoy the full Sunday morning experience: readings, music, presentation, discussion & friendly people…join us in-person or on Zoom! Please consider your own well-being and the health of others to decide how to attend the service.
IF YOU ATTEND IN-PERSON at the Unitarian Centre
- Please bring your own mask. Masking is required while indoors due to rising risks.
- Singing indoors is discouraged unless masked and seated at the front near air exhaust.
- Distancing will be enabled. (e.g. alternate pews vacant). Please respect spacing.
- The kitchen will not be accessible as repairs are not complete. We will gather briefly after the service but there will be no indoor coffee or potluck lunch in September.
- Please do not attend if you do not feel well or have had recent exposure to a person who is Covid-positive.
Because we serve a more vulnerable population, the CUC and the UUA recommend that we be “more stringent” in protecting our community, rather than simply following local requirements for the general public. We are monitoring the situation and will email changing guidance if needed.
We care about YOU. We are reaching out to you in various ways to help you and your family stay well. Please keep in touch!
September 5 – No Service
Happy Labour Day!
September 12 – Water Ceremony
The water ceremony is our “coming together again” fall ritual. It’s a way of symbolizing that many are one, and a way of getting reacquainted.
We bring to Sunday service a small amount of water. During the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, each person explains why the water is special to them. The combined water is also symbolic of our shared Unitarian Universalist faith coming from many different sources.
September 19 – Peace: Let’s discuss the possibilities
Speaker: Rabbi Jeremy Parnes
Rabbi Jeremy Parnes, who is the rabbi at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Regina, will speak on peace. Is peace, as it is discussed today, a good thing?
Is it in fact productive or does it achieve the opposite effect?
Is there a better process?
September 26 – Restorative Justice: A Relational Worldview
SKUU Shared Sunday
Speaker: Dr. Muhammad Asadullah
Dr. Muhammad Asadullah, who is an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina, will explore the genesis story of restorative justice in Canada. He will also highlight restorative justice practices in schools, communities and prisons. The role of restorative justice in nurturing relationships with each other will be explored in detail.
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.