Upcoming Sunday Services
Follow-up to an earlier presentation on Zealot by Reza Aslan
Presenter: Allyne Knox
Reza Aslan is an Iranian-American writer and religious scholar. Zealot: The life and times of Jesus of Nazareth offers an interpretation of the life and mission of the historical Jesus.
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Singer, Activist, and Visionary
Presenter: Blair Stonechild
Buffy Sainte-Marie is generally known as a First Nations folk singer. Her interests and activities are far broader however. She is also an actor, activist, artist, and pioneer in internet education. One little known aspect of her story is her life-long interest in spirituality beginning with Oriental religions at university, spiritual practices of the Cree, Baha’i faith and Urantia religion. This presentation will provide an overview of her life and career with a focus on spirituality.
Potluck lunch to follow service
The Jewish Festival of Hanukkah
Presenter: Rabbi Jeremy Parnes l
The annual celebration of Hanukkah occurred on November 18th this year. As Hanukkah falls near Christmas, and involves gift-giving, it is often seen as a sort of Jewish Christmas. Actually, Hanukkah commemorates the retaking of Jerusalem in the second century BCE by Jewish rebels known as the Maccabees, and their purification and rededication of the temple. This presentation will look at the celebration of Hanukkah by the Jewish community in Regina.
Join us for a morning of carol singing and poetry for all ages as we celebrate the winter solstice. We'll sing carols that have been sung over the centuries and tell stories about how our families shared this special time of year "in the old days". Adults and children will share poems and readings that will make this service welcoming, warm, and friendly for all.