Past Services

Collaborations with Nature

May 22, 2022 at 10:30 am

Nature’s elements, patterns, and forms inspire us with their Beauty and challenge us to contemplate impermanence and constant change.  We’ll explore how people find comfort and spiritual renewal by collaborating with nature to create environmental art.

National Worship Sunday Service

May 15, 2022 at 11:00 am

Please rest, relax, and join us on zoom this Sunday for the CUC National Worship Service. See info and zoom link.

We invite you to take a deep, deep breath. Join us for a restorative service. Together, we will pause to reflect on the breath that sustains us.

Mother’s Day

May 8, 2022 at 10:30 am

A day for reflecting on the many ways that all of us are able to mother, nurture, and place loving relationships at the center of our lives.

Nurturing Beauty

May 1, 2022 at 10:30 am

We begin our exploration of Nurturing Beauty this month on May Day! Also known as Beltane, it is a celebration of Spring and renewal. How can Nurturing Beauty help us renew our faith, hope, and resilience as we continue to adapt to change?

Earth Day

April 24, 2022 at 10:30 am

Join us for a multi-faith service honoring Earth Day! The first part of the service will be livestreamed. After the story for all ages, there will be break out activities in Wickenden Hall with Dancing led by Ronnie Joy in Panabaker.  Make seed balls to plant flowers, make fairy houses, learn what you can do at home to be more sustainable.  Have FUN!!!
The service is followed by our Town Hall conversation about the proposed budget.

Radical Passover

April 17, 2022 at 10:30 am

We’ll be exploring the Jewish tradition of Passover, which centers on the story of the Jews liberation from enslavement in Egypt. It is a celebration that is meant to be shared. You are invited to join Ronnie Joy, Marica, and Miriam, in this celebration of their Jewish heritage. You will be inspired by the ways that they apply the themes of Passover to the ongoing work for justice and liberation all over the world.

Identity and Diversity

April 10, 2022 at 10:30 am

Join us for an exploration of our complex identities and how this relates to Widening the Circle of Concern.

World of Words and Wellness

April 3, 2022 at 10:30 am

THIS IS GONNA BE GREAT! DON’T MISS IT!
“World of Words and Wellness” with Special Guest Wakefield Brewster
Come Kick Off National Poetry Month with Us

Our very own Cathy “Cassy” Welburn will be helping me welcome Wakefield to share his insight and inspiration with us. We will also be talking about our upcoming CU Friday Poetry Slam on April 8th at 7pm.

Wakefield is a Professional Poet & Spoken Word Artist, Professional Poetic Interpreter™️, 3xCalgary Slam Poetry Champ, Resident Professional Poet & Spoken Word Artist of The Grand Theatre, Resident Artist for the TD INCUBATOR at Arts Commons, EAR Board Member and League of Canadian Poets Member.
https://wakefieldbrewster.com 

Resilience and Connection

March 27, 2022 at 10:30 am

Welcome back to our families, children and youth! Beloved community is all about relationships. As we emerge from Covid and prolonged social isolation, let’s talk about resilience and connection!

Stewardship Sunday

March 20, 2022 at 10:30 am

Join us for Stewardship Sunday! 
Come celebrate as we renew our commitment to sustaining the mission and ministries of this congregation!  Our theme this year is Connecting with Community.
This congregation is supported by its members and friends. We rely on the pledges to help us create and meet our operating budget for the coming year.  As we move out of the pandemic and return to more in person participation, we need all of you to join us in revitalizing our programs and moving forward toward the calling of a new minister. It’s an exciting time to be a Calgary Unitarian!
For those who have already submitted your pledges, THANK YOU!
We will have a pledging ceremony for those who bring their pledge envelopes to the service. Online pledging information and help from the stewardship team will be available too.

Lament

March 13, 2022 at 10:30 am

Trauma informed ministry taps into the power faith communities have to collectively heal and build resilience. Our sharing of joys and sorrows is one ritual that honors and makes space for us to express ourselves.  Today we’ll talk about the importance of lament and explore some other rituals that help us process our feelings together.

Put Your Purple On

March 6, 2022 at 10:30 am

Join us for Worship in honor of International Women’s Day when we will talk about breaking the bias.
Use the selfie cards and take a  #BreakTheBias selfie and send it to the office for our slides on Sunday!

Widening the Circle of Concern

February 27, at 10:30 am

Widening the Circle of Concern is the name of the big report from the Unitarian Universalist Assoc’s Commission on Institutional Change. The authors tell us that the report and its recommendations are “a starting point for a process of truth and reconciliation within our faith as we strive to create systemic change.” But what does it say?  What are we meant to do about it? We’ll take a look together and talk about what lies ahead as we all participant in Widening the Calgary Unitarians Circle.
Bring a friend or family member to worship on Sunday! Online or in person, invite someone you love to join us!

The Sacred Depths of Nature: An Earth Ethic of Interdependence

February 20, 2020 at 10:30 am

Scientists are finding ever-more mounting evidence that Nature communicates and collaborates at every level in a seemingly endless variety of ways. When we tune in and embrace our connections to the web, we are blessed with an awareness of our part in Earth’s transcendent mystery.

Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public

February 13, 2020 at 10:30 am

This Sunday, we will explore this famous quote from Dr. Cornel West and what it means to us as we seek to “Widen the Circle”.

Sharing Our Faith

Sunday, February 6, 2022

As part of CUC Month, we offer a national Sunday Service on February 6th as the Sharing Our Faith service. Coordinated by Revs. Victoria Ingram and Meghann Robern, the service is titled “Celebration and Contemplation: The Path of an 8th Principle.”

Unitarians and Universalists have been on the forefront of social change and justice seeking for hundreds of years. In November 2021, congregations of the Canadian Unitarian Council once again stepped forward, this time to commit ourselves to dismantling racism and systemic barriers to full inclusion for all people. Be part of celebrating this commitment to foundational social change as we contemplate the steps we take to move forward in our commitment to justice in ourselves, our denomination, and our larger society.

Mindfulness and intention complement each other

January 30, 2022. 10:30 am.

Mindfulness and intention complement each other.  Mindfulness is a great way to discover your heartfelt intentions.  It also provides the energy to grow your intentions in a sustainable way, thus bringing them to life. 

Hello I am Kathryn Burwash.  I am honoured to contribute what I know of intention from the perspective of mindfulness, both as a counselling psychologist and as a student with the Meditation Mindfulness Teacher Certification Program offered by the Awareness Training Institute.  My primary teachers are the renowned mindfulness teachers and psychologists Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. As we’ve been exploring all this month, Intention is a rich subject with many meanings.

Intentionally Accountable: Practicing our 8th Principle Commitment

January 23, 2022.

We all need to make adjustments in our lives to begin dismantling racism and other barriers to fully inclucion wherever we encounter them. How have you adapted to this challenge? Changing your communication style? Consciously spending your money with IBPOC businesses and service providers? Seeking out new relationships across differences? Sharing your journey with those around you?
Pam Rickey and Marcia Epstein will inspire us by offering their reflections on how they have been incorporating the practices of Anti-Racism, Anti-oppression and Multiculturalism into their daily lives and work.