Upcoming Sunday Services
Prairie Spruce Commons – Regina’s First Cohousing Community
Presenter: Dave Lareau
Cohousing is a concept that came to North America from Denmark where it emerged over 40 years ago. It describes neighborhoods that combine the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of shared resources and community living. Some people call cohousing neighborhoods a return to the best of small-town communities. Others say they are like the close-knit neighborhood where they grew up, while futurists call them an altogether new response to social, economic and environmental challenges.
Children's Program: Seeing Others With Awe
Mother's Day - The Joys and Challenges of Motherhood
Participatory Service led by SSC members
Members are invited to join us in sharing joys and challenges of motherhood.
Potluck lunch to follow service
Children's Program: Do Unto Others
Famous Unitarians - Susan B. Anthony
Presenter: Heather Lau
Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906) was an American social reformer and feminist who played an important role in the women’s suffrage movement. She was raised a Quaker, but after her family began attending the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, New York in the mid-1800s, Anthony joined them, and remained a Unitarian for the rest of her life.
Children's Program: Generosity -- Give and Ye Shall Receive) -->
Presenter: Andrew Quackenbush
What is interspiritual competence? We will consider the usefulness of spiritual self-assessment and the value and pitfalls of adapting our spirituality to the practices of others.
Children's Program: Footprints -- Treading Softly on Earth
Building Beloved Community
Visiting Minister: Karen Gitlitz
What is your vision of community -- for this fellowship and for Regina? In this service our candidate, Rev. Karen Fraser Gitlitz, will speak about her call to ministry, her understanding of community and her vision of what we might do together in the coming year. Bio: Karen Fraser Gitlitz is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister with a passion for making connections across communities and generations. She moved to the Prairies in 2012 to serve our congregation in Saskatoon as their Developmental Minister (3/4 time). In Saskatoon she has been delighted to nurture multigenerational community, culminating this past year in the collaborative creation of a new program for 10-12 year olds, "Justice-Makers" in which each of the participants got to know an adult mentor as they designed and led social and environmental justice projects. For the past year and a half Karen has worked for a United Church outreach ministry in the Core Neighbourhoods of Saskatoon alongside with two women with "lived experience" of poverty. Together they promoted the concept of "Essential Voices" jobs within service organizations, so that the voice of lived experience could be part of policy and programming decision-making for people living in poverty. Active in the wider Unitarian Universalist community, Karen is a past member at large on on the Canadian Unitarian Council and has participated and co-chaired two CUC task forces. She is currently the Chair of the Unitarian Universalist Minister's Association Guidelines Committee. Outside of ministry, Karen draws and paints, and enjoys theatre, music and dance. When their schedules mesh, she likes to hang out in the outdoors with her partner, musician, composer & producer, Paul Gitlitz.
Children's Program: Do No Harm