Past Services

Join us at the Pride Parade!

Sunday September 3, 2023. 8:30 am

There is No Service September 3, 2023, so please join us for the Calgary Unitarians’ entry into the 2023 Pride Parade on that day instead!

Arrive at the staging area on 9th Avenue at 7th Street SW (Indigo Lot 016) between 8:30 – 9:30 AM. The Pride Parade will follow 9th Avenue from 5th Street to Fort Calgary. Parking is available in the adjacent lot on 9th Avenue SW and at Fort Calgary (charges apply).
We are number 99 out of 243 in the parade order.

There will be no rental vehicles this year so we will walk or bike! Come and carry signs / banners, and dress in your brightest colours! Children and leashed dogs are all welcome.

Usual services in Panabaker Hall will resume the following week, on September 10, 2023.

The Good Old-Fashioned Hymn-Sing!

Sunday June 25, 2023. 10:30 am

Join us in person or online for a service that is all singing, all the time!  Brandis, Krishan, and Jane lead a service of favourite hymns as chosen by the congregation.  Come for coffee at 10:00 am, to whet your whistle before we sing!  (Please note: we’ll be exiting the building at the end of the service to make room for an incoming rental group whose booking starts at 12 noon.)

Father’s Day/Summer Celebration

Sunday June 18, 2023. 10:30 am

Join for this all-ages worship and intergenerational Ice Cream Social! The kids will make Sundae’s for their dads and family,  All are welcome!  Let’s kick off summer with some fun! This will be Rev. Shelly’s last Sunday at Calgary Unitarians.

What Delights You?
Shared Ministry Rooted in Joyful Giving?

Sunday June 4, 2023. 10:30 am

As I conclude my interim ministry with this congregation, I remember fondly all the delightful ministry I have shared with all of you delightful people! With the renewed sense of energy and beloved community, what delightful gifts do you have that you want to share with this community when you return in the Fall?

Beauty Calls Us Together

Sunday June 4, 2023. 10:30 am

Flower Communion 100th Anniversary
Please bring flowers and join us for this special presentation featuring our stellar music artists, Krishan Power and Jane Perry!! Follow the links for more inspiring content curated by the Unitarian Universalist Association. (UUA). 

“Beauty Calls Us Together is a song cycle with accompanying readings created by Kathryn CananRev. Suzelle Lynch, and Ruben Piirainen. It was composed in 2023 to honor the 100-year anniversary of the Flower Ceremony, an annual ritual that originated in 1923 by the Rev. Dr. Norbert Čapek, of The Congregation of Liberal Religious Fellowship in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to celebrate beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community.”

“Looking Back, Moving Forward”

Sunday May 28, 2023. 10:30 am

We are nearing the end of the two-year interim ministry process.  As the congregation gets ready to welcome your new minister, Rev. Samaya Oakely, let’s celebrate how far you have come and get excited about where you dream of  going next!

Mother’s Day

Sunday May 14, 2023. 10:30 am

An All Ages Event! Bring your Mom!
Join us for Mother’s Day worship followed by a Mother’s Day Tea! This will be a shorter worship service to give us more time for our tea party! The children will be making Mother’s Day cards.


Sunday May 7, 2023. 10:30 am

During this time of change and transition, we are being asked to “get creative” and “go with the flow” in the ways that we worship and the ways that we design our ministries.  It’s an exciting time to “experi-learn” and put more art into our worship arts!

Practices of Community Care and Preemptive Radical Inclusion

Sunday April 30, 2023. 10:30 am

How do we make incremental changes that help us Widen the Circles of Concern to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive with each other?

Honoring Earth Day – Green-spiration

Sunday April 23, 2023. 10:30 am

Let’s celebrate some good news this Earth Day! We’ll be inspired by these eco-ethical responses to climate change and sustainable living.

Celebrating Poetry Month: Poems that Make Us Laugh!

Sunday April 16, 2023. 10:30 am

Join us for a special poetry-filled worship that will feature 3 poets including our own Cassie Welburrn, Carl Svboda, and special guest, Laurie Fuhr!

Easter Sunday Worship for All Ages

Sunday April 9 , 2023. 10:30 am

Come join us for this family-friendly shorter worship service followed by an Easter Egg hunt and cookie decorating!
Easter Brunch & Special Celebration: Farewell Until We Meet Again! 
After all that fun, we’re having brunch for everyone hosted by Eric Leavitt and Liz Blackstock.  All are welcome.  We will take the opportunity at that time to honour five long-time dearly departing (not dearly departed!) members: Mary Jane Hussey, Susan Stratton, Bernie Amell, Leslie Buckle, and Jim Love, who will be leaving Calgary over the next while.

The Path of Resistance

Sunday April 02, 2023. 10:30 am

What does it mean to be a people of Resistance? We’ll consider the benefits of viewing Right Relationship, Community Building and Self Care as counter-cultural acts of resistance.


Sunday March 26, 2023. 10:30 am

Brene Brown tells us “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity.” In a culture that values individuality, independence, aggression and power can we risk showing our vulnerability? Can we consider vulnerability not a weakness, but a softer form of strength? Join us as we explore these questions.

Commitment Sunday

Sunday March 19, 2023. 10:30 am

Join us as we celebrate the power of community. When we open our hearts and let people truly know us, we learn the deeper meaning of belonging to and with one another.
This Sunday is the live world premiere of “Like A Willow”

Stewardship Sunday: Show Your True Colors

Sunday March 12, 2023. 10:30 am

Our beloved community is a self-sustaining organization.  For all that we give to and receive from one another, one of the ways we show our love and gratitude is through our generous financial contributions. The Annual Pledge Campaign gives us the chance to collect your best estimates of what you anticipate giving over the next year.
This helps us make an accurate mission-based operations budget for the coming year of ministry.  Your gifts are gratefully received!