Sunday Services

Beginning at 10:30am

MAY’S Theme is – COMPASSION

How can we cultivate compassion in our lives? Do you agree with Karen Armstrong, that what the world most needs is more compassion?

May 7th BELTANE, Service leaders: Pam Fichtner, Teresa Gagne & Kyla Huckerby

Beltane occurs about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. It is the time to celebrate fertility and growth. This year we celebrate the turning of the wheel with a Spiral dance — dancing and weaving our energy into a fiery spiral.

Come out and enjoy this morning together: with live music; story time with the children; dancing; growing new seeds and feasting afterward with our monthly potluck. Bring some Beltane treats with you!

 

11:45  Join us for Potluck ‘Beltane’ Lunch in the lower hall.  The Green Sanctuary group invites us to celebrate local food and farmers by choosing delicious local ingredients when we can.

All shared food is welcome and joyfully received.

 May 14 – The Power of Compassionate Living, Speaker: Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana

Every day we are presented with opportunities to be compassionate. In this reflection, Rev. Fulgence shares how important it is to face suffering; ours and that of others, to notice what is going on around us and strive to live as we are wired: compassionately.

May 21 – Listening to Shame, a TED talk by Brene Brown, Service leader: Cecile Coppens

What role does shame play in our personal lives? in our society? Is shame really “the swampland of the soul”? In her first TED talk, researcher Brene Brown concluded that vulnerability was essential to whole-hearted living. In this second talk, she explores the influence of shame. We’ll listen to her ideas and then discuss them and our own.

May 28 – Living the Interdependent Web, Speaker: Rev. Karen Fraser Gitlitz; Service Leader: Larry Grenkow

What does it mean to live out our respect for the interdependent web of existence, of which we are a part? This Sunday we will explore some innovative approaches to making our interdependence real. Join us for the final service in our year-long series on the Principles of Unitarian Universalism.
11:45 AM – 2nd Hour – Spring Annual Meeting of Saskatoon Unitarians.
We will be approving our budget for next year, and voting on affiliating with the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana as a community minister, to name two of the topics. Everyone is welcome to the conversation. Voting is members only.

2nd Hour

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

After tea & coffee join in one of the after-service activities. This time is a great way to get to know people and to explore topics in more depth.

Monthly Themes

Each month we focus on a theme, which we explore in our Sunday Services, in small groups, and in a variety of workshops and other offerings. Our monthly theme package is intended to spark individual reflection and group discussion. It offers quotes, poems, and wisdom from a variety of traditions as well as links to resources on the internet and recommendations for books and movies. The packet is available free to anyone who would like to sign up for it (see below).

View this years themes

September – rootedness
October – invitation
November – letting go
December – expectation
January – resistance
February – love
March – simplicity
April – creation
May – compassion
June – growth