Upcoming Sunday Services
Giving a Voice to Trans* People in Saskatchewan
Presenter: Mikayla Schultz
As awareness of the trans* community grows so does the need for us to recognize the many barriers that trans* people face in today's society. Although there still exists a lot of stigma behind identifying outside of the gender binary, trans* people are slowly finding their voice and speaking out about their experiences. Mikayla will share with us an overview of some of those barriers, how, as an oppressed group, the trans* community has addressed them so far; but more importantly, she will show us how we, as allies, can help to expand the voice of trans* people in Saskatchewan.
Children's Program: Sara - FIESTA!!!!
Welcoming Spring - An Intergenerational Service
Presenter: Jane Knox
Come celebrate the joys of Spring in song and poetry! Children will share their garden project and other springtime delights. Bring something 'earthy' for a festive potluck lunch to recognize Earth Day.
Potluck lunch to follow service
Unitarians look at Easter
Presenter: Joanne Green
Unitarians and traditional Christian beliefs about Easter are sometimes an uncomfortable combination in today's Unitarian congregations. We're never sure how to celebrate, or if we should celebrate. Over the past 180 years Unitarian Universalists have grown from a primarily Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ to the variety of beliefs we have today. Join us as we explore the history of Unitarians and Easter, with excerpts from a talk by Rev. Phillip Hewitt of Vancouver.
Children's Program: Shannon - Easter Origins (Pagan and Christian)
Tolerance & Relativism
Presenter: Eldon Soifer
Tolerance is an odd virtue, because you can really tolerate only things you don't like or don't approve of. Nevertheless, people often think it's very important to tolerate others' beliefs. Sometimes the claim that we should tolerate others is grounded in the observation that, in the past, people who were confident that they knew the truth about things such as ethics and religion, ended up doing a lot of terrible things. It is suggested that we should take a more modest approach to our beliefs, and this is often taken to mean that we should accept that our beliefs are no better or worse than anybody else's, they're just the ones we happen to have. On this view, there are no objective truths about morals, only relative ones. Yet it turns out that such "relativism" is a philosophical view that stands in need of defense just as much as any other--and there are important reasons for thinking that it might not be right. Furthermore, relativism in any case might not be able to provide the justification for tolerance that drew many people to it in the first place.
Children's Program: Sara - Session 14: Love surrounds Us in Nature