Upcoming Sunday Services
What is Zen?
Presenter: Harriet Vu
Zen is a way of living that is focused on being awake, finding joy, happiness, and enlightenment in the present moment. It is a practice that measures its success by the degree of peace one expects in life.
Children's Program: Special Lesson - All Saints' Day
Imagist Poetry: Fragmentation and the Wish for Wholeness
Presenter: Alex MacDonald
This illustrated talk was read in February of this year as part of the University of Regina lecture series commemorating the centenary of the start of World War I in 1914. The talk begins with the observation made in many histories of the period, that the Great War was a cultural watershed, and that a characteristic feature of this watershed was the fragmentation of old ways of seeing the world. While fragmentation is certainly evident in Imagist poetry of the years from about 1910 to 1918, the other side of the binary is also present -- the wish for wholeness
Potluck lunch to follow service
Children's Program: Special Lesson - Remembrance Day
By their agreements you shall know them
Visiting Minister: Karen Fraser-Gitlitz
What are the principles that support healthy, inclusive communities? What guidelines or ground rules do you follow in your family and your friendships? The bonds of friendship and association provide us with some of the greatest joy and satisfaction in human life . . . and, every now and then, they provide us with some of our trickiest challenges. This morning we will explore some wisdom (aka painfully learned lessons!) from within our own tradition and beyond.
Children's Program: Session #8 - Life Giving Plants
Conflict between Human Rights & Canadian Mining in Guatemala
Presenters: Robbi Humble
Canadian mining companies are leading the field in international mining concessions, and unfortunately, also in human rights complaints in mineral-rich developing countries far away from Canadian eyes. The Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala, their way of life and livelihoods, are particularly threatened and are rising up against these violations of their rights and of their spiritual beliefs in the centrality of life and Mother Earth. How is this happening? What can we, as Canadians, do to take responsibility for our part in these global systems that perpetuate injustice in the name of profits on our behalf?
Children's Program: Session #9 - Creativity is Nature
Famous Unitarians Series: Bruce Hyer – Unitarian Universalist & Green Party M.P.
Presenters: Victor Lau
A presentation on Canada's second Green Party Member of Parliament. Bruce's life as a Unitarian Universalist and his timely politics will be explored and discussed.
Children's Program: Session #10 - Joy In Nature (Animal Play)