Upcoming Sunday Services
Summer Conversations 2022 – Unitarian Centre (in-person only)
Summer conversations are more casual gatherings which allow for greater sharing on the topic of the day.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (except July 10)
Host: Hilary Craig
“To see the summer sky is poetry, tho never in a book it lie – true poems flee” Emily Dickinson (American poet: 1830-1886)
Describe a summer sky! What do you think Dickinson means by “true poems flee” ? What do you enjoy reading in the summer….do these choices differ in other seasons.? Bring a taste of your summer selections.
Host: Heather Becker-Lau
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn (British actress and humanitarian: 1929-1993)
Tell us about some of your favorite gardens in Regina. What role does nature play in your life? Do you believe in tomorrow?
Host: Claire Clement
“Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly.” Van Morrison (Northern Irish singer-songwriter)
What transports you in summer and to where ?
Host: Victor Lau
“I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” Susan Branch (American author, artist)
What do you never tire of in your life – what keeps you coming back for more…in any season?
Host: Jamie Struthers
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr. (American civil rights leader: 1929-1968)
What will help us to speak up more? What strategies do you use to keep from becoming silent? What things matter to you?
Past Sunday Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.