Sunday Services

Services begin at 10:30am

 

October

Sunday Services – start at 10:30 AM

All Sunday Service programming for children, youth and adults begin at 10:30 AM

If you are new and have children or Youth, please arrive earlier – so you can be welcomed and orientated to the various programming available.

October 7 – A Garden Harvest Celebration, Speakers: Lisa Howse & Ewen Coxworth, Service Leader: Liz James, Music: Adrian & Hannah Muhajarine

The harvest is in, and the potluck will feature the bounty of our permaculture garden!  Come hear Lisa talk about what a permaculture garden is, why it matters, and the story of our garden.  Ewen will talk about the history-changing effects of corn and potatoes… and Liz James tells stories from her first attempts at gardening.  This service will be jam packed with music, too, featuring both Adrian and Hannah Muhajarine.  Why say grace just before the potluck?  This will be an entire service of gratitude and reverence for seeds and sunshine and all the good things that come from the ground!

2nd Hour – Potluck in lower hall, please join us. We like to celebrate local foods and farmers! At this month’s potluck, the Green Sanctuary group invites you to try incorporating something local and delicious.

 

October 14 – Seeking Social Justice, Speaker: Karen Fraser Gitlitz; Service Leader: Darren Gall

Image: Margaret J. Benedictsson, Icelandic Canadian Unitarian and the driving force behind the pioneering feminist magazine Freyja.

Acting for social and environmental justice is a significant part of who we are and what we do as a congregation. Was this always true? Where did it come from? Join us for a look back into the past to discover what our recent and distant ancestors might tell us about who we are today!

Image: Margaret J. Benedictsson, Icelandic Canadian Unitarian and the driving force behind the pioneering feminist magazine Freyja.

Special event: We will begin the service with the installation of our newest Lay Chaplain, Laura McNaughton. 

2nd hour – Want to know what’s happening right now in social action? Members of each of our social action teams will tell us about their project and answer your questions: green sanctuary, library, reconciliation and refugee sponsorship as well as  participants in two of our sponsored projects, Oltumo and La Communauté Sans Frontières, Unitarienne/Universaliste.

 

October 21 – Being Courageous, Speaker: Karen Fraser Gitlitz; Service Leader: Patricia Pavey

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

To be courageous is to do something that frightens us, to press forward when we are experiencing pain or suffering. What does this look like in real life? Examples are all around us, in daily life and in the news. We’ll look at some recent examples of courage, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and consider how we may step into our own lives more fully.

2nd hour – Congregational Annual Finance Meeting at 11:45am. All members are needed for this meeting, which will include a motion to approve the reviewed financial statements for 2017-18. Everyone is welcome to come, speak, and ask questions, but only members can vote.

 

October 28 – Samhain, Service leaders: Kyla Huckerby & Pam Fichtner

Come experience a Samhain ritual, led by several Pagan members of the Saskatoon Unitarian congregation. Chanting, altars, story, acorns, contemplation…who would want to miss?

Samhain, pronounced ” sowin” , is the time when the wheel of the year turns to start a new cycle.  It’s the pagan  “New Year”.  It is also a time to remember people who have passed, including our ancestors, both individual and collective.  This ritual will focus on our personal ancestors, offering participants a chance to sit with the emotions that come up around our family histories and stories.   Take this opportunity,  while the veil is thin, to deepen your understanding of your relationship with your ancestors.    Please bring a picture (s) or memento (s) that speaks to you.  During the ritual you will have the opportunity to place it on our central altar.
2nd hour – will be a sensory, creative experience led by Siobahn Ann Balfour Conway-Hicks.

 

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.

Explorations

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 explorations 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 explorations

Be sure to sign up for the Theme Packet below to receive it directly.

2018 Mar Resilience Packet

2018 Feb Interdependence Packet

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