We have a variety of religious exploration and social programs for adults including classes, retreats, and drop-in groups.

For more information, email adultprograms@calgaryunitarians.ca.

Adult Classes and Retreats

 

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Theme-Based Listening Circles (TLCs)

Unlike some religious traditions that emphasize concepts of sin and forgiveness, Unitarian Universalism responds to the challenge of the human longing for connection. We see ourselves and many around us hungering to re-connect to our deepest selves, life’s gifts and needs greater than our own.

At the Unitarian Church of Calgary, we bring together individuals with differing needs, gifts and beliefs, and we are inspired and encouraged to live life as an expression of our common values. We do this by creating an environment and opportunities for contemplation and celebration, loving interactions with one another, lifelong learning, and engagement in social action, together or individually. All of this is supported by the deep listening that takes place in small groups – our Theme-Based Listening Circles (TLCs).

TLCs are held towards the end of the month at various times throughout the city, and beyond. This is an invitation to reflect, participate, and experience a deeper sense of connection.

For more information, email the coordinator.

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Drop-In Groups

Buddhist Meditation Group

Our church is home to the Wildrose Sangha.

In the Vietnamese tradition of Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, we sit for 25 minutes of silent meditation, practice tea meditation, chant briefly and discuss Buddhist philosophy and practice. Please bring a pillow or bench – chairs are also available. There is no cost and no experience required. Everyone is welcome!

Times & Dates: 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Mondays
The group also organizes an annual meditation retreat in Canmore and bi-monthly days of mindfulness.
More information:  Wildrose Sangha

Moving with Spirit: Dances of Universal Peace

All are welcome to celebrate the spirit within and experience the joy of connecting with music, movement and song. Create sacred space for peace, healing and community – with our bodies, voices and spirits. All ages and abilities welcome.

No registration required. Free will offering.

Time & Dates: Sundays, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, fall through winter, dates TBD
Location: Wickenden Hall
Contact: Ronnie Joy Leah and Friends

Stitching Circle

Stitching Circle for quilters, sewers, knitters, and others. Bring a handiwork project (quilting, sewing, knitting, etc.) that you would like to complete in the company of others. Bring whatever supplies and equipment you need, task lighting, extension cords, and any kind of handwork that’s relatively easy to transport. This is on a drop-in basis, so those who wish to attend a particular session should ensure that someone with a key will be in attendance.

Times & Dates: 10:00 am to 12 noon every other Wednesday from March 5th to June 26th
Location: Location varies and will be listed in the church calendar. Wickenden Hall if free.
Contact: Bev Webber or Carolyn Preston

 

Race & Racism In Canada

Worship Services & Workshop Series: Dismantling Racism in Canada
Dr Wilburn Hayden and Rev Patricia Trudeau (Co-facilitators)


Race & Racism In Canada

Worship Services & Workshop Series: Dismantling Racism in Canada
Dr Wilburn Hayden and Rev Patricia Trudeau (Co-facilitators)

CU Friday Nov 6th 7:00 – 9:00 MST (open)

A Conversation on Race and Canadian Racism
Meet the co-facilitators for the series and what the program will be about. This will be an interactive conversation.  Bring your questions, curiosity and willingness.

Sunday Service November 8th 10:30 MST

(recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imj444k50C8&t=1601s)

Attention to the Omission and Exclusion of Black People from Canada’s Past
Presenter Dr Wilburn Hayden

Workshop Series
In this workshop series we will unpack racism in Canada and explore ways to become allies in the struggle to dismantle the racial barriers in our congregations and the wider community. Please note the workshop takes an explicit view that transforming ourselves and society into a racially just place implicates a responsibility in white folks to engage more robustly.

Saturday November 21st  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday December  5th   10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday January 8th  7:00 – 9:00 pm

Sunday Service  January 10th, 2021 10:30
Becoming an Ally in Anti-Racism
Presenter: Rev Patricia Trudeau

 

CU Friday November 6th and Sunday Services are open to all.

The workshop series is limited to 30 people on a first come basis – register with name and contact info to art@calgaryunitarians.ca . A free will offering is appreciated to offset expenses (suggested donation $50)

Rev. Patricia Trudeau is a Unitarian Universalist Minister currently serving the Northwest Congregation in Toronto. Patricia enjoyed previous careers in social work, counselling, and children’s religious education before hearing the call to ministry. She and her family have been active in Neighbourhood UU Congregation in Toronto since 2007. Patricia has a wealth of skills and interests in pastoral care, social justice (particularly focused on her work in racial justice and building skills as a white ally), teaching, and dance.

Dr. Wilburn Hayden has been a university professor and social worker since 1973. He teaches and writes from critical race and anti-oppression perspectives. Growing up in the segregated southern USA, he knows of the racial injustice struggle in the USA and Canada firsthand. His social work practice experiences include being the chief social worker in a state prison, organizing within disadvantaged communities, directing a human services agency, and involvement in political campaigns in North America.