Newcomers Information & FAQWhatever your heritage, whatever your faith, whomever you love, you are welcome here!
Programs & Times
Service begins at 10:30 am
Our Sunday service is an hour long; most are designed for adults, but some are multi-generational, with all ages welcome. After a brief break for coffee/tea and socializing, you have the option of engaging in a discussion of the service theme or attending a workshop on another topic during the second hour, which begins at 11:45 am.
Children are welcome and special programming is offered occasionally. When the program is offsite, or if your children prefer, there is an all-ages puzzle and craft table at the back of the hall. Our Justicemakers program (ages 10-11) happens on Sunday evenings.
What to expect
At 10:20 am you have arrived. You have taken off your shoes and are hanging up your coat. Now where do you go?
How do I get there?
213 2nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK, S7H 1N5
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What do Unitarian Universalists believe?
Unitarian Universalists believe a wide variety of things. You will find UU Buddhists, Taoists, Christians, Agnostics, Atheists and Humanists as well as people who have trouble classifying their beliefs. What we have in common are our eight principles, which we all agree to support, the desire for a faith community where we can be accepted regardless of what we believe and the commitment to make a difference in the world.
Will I fit in?
Will I be pressured to join or be saved?
What provisions do you have for people with disabilities?
The Entrance level which has the lounge, main floor meeting room and offices is wheel chair accessible. The Sanctuary (Coburn Hall) access has a short flight of stairs. We do have a chair climber, but at present the Sanctuary is not wheel chair accessible. We are fundraising to bring full wheel chair accessibility to our building.
What should I/my family wear?
Is there childcare and/or Sunday School? What is taught?
We welcome children of all ages but currently do not provide regular children’s programming for those under 10 years of age. Children are welcome to attend Sundays with their parents or caregivers, and there is an all-ages puzzle and craft table at the back of the hall. Our Justicemakers program (ages 10-11), happens on Sunday evenings.
My child doesn’t separate well. Can he/she stay with me during the service?
Absolutely. Many parents, particularly of smaller children, keep their children with them in the sanctuary. There are some toys and art supplies at the “make as you listen” table at the back of the hall. Many parents also choose to be in the lower hall with their child, in order to help the child adjust and also to have a chance to chat with other parents. You are also welcome to breastfeed anywhere in our building or at our events. You are encouraged to do whatever works for your family.
How do you worship together if you don’t all believe the same thing?
Some of our services are more spiritual, others more intellectual. Some aim to inspire, and others to provoke or challenge. But all of them are grounded in freedom, responsibility, and respect. It is up to each individual to consider the speaker’s point of view and then to follow their own conscience and come to their own conclusions about the meaning of the ideas or experiences presented.