Upcoming Sunday Services
A Liberal Religious Understanding of Easter
Presenter: Helen Christiansen
This adaptation of a Unitarian Easter sermon enables us to look at Easter from a Unitarian Universalist perspective. It allows us not to “skip Easter” but to explore its meanings in ways that enable us to grow in our commitment to creating a world that is more compassionate and just.
Children's Program: Faith, Hope and Prayer
All Nations Hope Aids Network
Presenter: Margaret Poitras
ANHN was established as a collective of Indigenous people, organizations, and agencies who care about HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people in Saskatchewan. ANHN envisions healthy individuals and communities where the physical, spiritual, and social needs of Indigenous people living with, and affected by HIV, and Hepatitis C are met, and where they are meaningfully involved in decision-making processes that affect their lives.
Potluck lunch to follow service
Children's Program: In Another’s Shoes
Famous Unitarians - Kurt Vonnegut
Presenter: Joanne Green
Kurt Vonnegut was a writer first and Unitarian second. Although his father and grandfather were Unitarians, he himself participated infrequently in Unitarian congregations. Vonnegut is best known for his novel Slaughterhouse Five, based on his experiences in Dresden during WWII. According to one biographer, Vonnegut was a genuinely religious man who believed that morality can exist without traditional religion. Many of Vonnegut's beliefs and practices were very much in tune with Unitarian Universalists and he spoke at many Unitarian gatherings, including the General Assembly in 1986.
Presenter: Carol Porter
The original meaning of sanctuary is a sacred place such as a shrine. As these places became used as safe havens, by extension the term has come to be used for any place of safety, a shelter from danger or hardship. What (or perhaps who) has provided sanctuary for you? This will be a participatory service introduced and facilitated by Carol Porter.
Children's Program: Welcome One and All