Upcoming Sunday Services

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

Online Gatherings with the Unitarian Fellowship

During the pandemic, the Unitarian Fellowship meets online to protect you and our speakers while giving you a great Sunday morning experience. Please join us! We look forward to meeting you. Click on the title of a service to link to the online call.

We continue to investigate the needs of members and visitors. Our committees look for ways to serve you while keeping you safe. Please share your ideas.

If you are not able to join us online, please contact us (ufr.secretary@sasktel.net) and the Membership Committee will explore other ways to serve you.

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July 4 – No Service

Happy Canada Day weekend!

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July 11 – Let’s go on a (virtual) picnic

Along with some delicious goodies in the picnic basket, choose three people of any era and circumstance that you would enjoy sharing a summer moment with. The guest list is only limited by your imagination!

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July 18 – Cross-Canada Virtual Visit*

Pick a congregation of your choice and visit them!

 

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July 25 – A “trip” to the Valley

Join us for a virtual tour of the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley….a little history, a little geography!  David Thompson will present historical and contemporary images which may encourage you to explore the history of the Valley and to consider things to do and see there. What is your favourite part of the Valley?

Photo credit: Achleitner

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August 1 – No Service

Happy Saskatchewan Day!

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August 8 – How does your garden grow?

Do you have a green thumb or do you just appreciate those who do? Join us for tales of beloved gardens you have visited or cultivated, …as well as any gardening tips How about a garden poem?

Photo credit: Tanya Walker

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August 15 – Cross-Canada Virtual Visit*

Pick a congregation of your choice and visit them!

 

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August 22 – Our Fellowship Reads

What pages have you turned this summer? Come along with your fall recommendations please.

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August 29 – Summer Social!

Get-together IN PERSON outdoors! Between 12 noon and 2pm we will gather on the lawn of the Unitarian Center and visit. Please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and a bagged lunch. We look forward to seeing everyone in person after our long hiatus! Feel free to invite a friend.

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September 5 – No Service

Happy Labour Day!

Past Sunday Services

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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.

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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.