Upcoming Services

  • Place: 1703 First Street NW (click to see a map)
  • Time: Sundays, 10:30 am to about 11:30 am unless otherwise noted. Additional services may be scheduled on other days and times.

Visitors are welcome any Sunday. Please stay for coffee and conversation following the service.
Bringing children or youth? Please see information about our Children and Youth Religious Education Programs, which run September through June. Our nursery is staffed every Sunday, all year, for infants or children who require supervision during the service.
Missed a service? Recordings of past services can be found on our Sermons page.

Summer Service Schedule

Our summer services are lay-led, casual, fun and interesting! Come and join us!

Sunday, July 2, 10:30 am: Finding Trustworthy News Sources in an Age of “Fake News”

Unitarians practice democracy. That means each of us has a duty to be well-informed, in order to use our voice and vote wisely. Longtime journalist and author Penney Kome offers a lesson in “media literacy” – how to read the clues in publications (both print and on-line) in order to judge their neutrality and reliability.
Presenter: Penney Kome

Sunday, July 9, 10:00 am: Stampede Breakfast
No typical service today. Rather, come and bring family and guests to enjoy a genuine Calgary Stampede Breakfast, complete with pancakes, sausages, fruit, coffee, tea, juice.
Served from 10:00 – 11:30 am, with live music, come one, come all!!

Sunday, July 16, 10:30 am: Are We a Metis Nation?
A critical look at John Ralston Saul’s proposition in his 2008 book, A Fair Nation.
Presenters: Pamela and Robert Rickey

Sunday, July 23, 10:30 am: TED Talk and Dialogue – the Danger of a Single Story
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice – and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
View the TED Talk together, then engage in dialogue.
Presenter: Pamela Rickey

Sunday, July 30, 10:30 am – Lammas
Come and join us for Lammas (loafmass) Sunday – the festival of first fruits. Since Lammas is a celebration of the first harvest, bring some of your garden produce in the form of a potluck luncheon- entirely provided by participants. Hear stories about Lugh of the long arm and a history of Lammas, sing Lammas songs, eat Yellowman and Dulce; bring your bread to be blessed as a charm for your garden.
Presenters: Brandis Purcell and friends

Sunday, August 6, 10:30 am: Thanatology, Just What Is It?
Thanatology is the scientific study of death and the practices associated with it, including the study of the needs of the terminally ill and their families. This service will focus on coping with death, dying and bereavement.
Presenter: Bev Webber

Sunday, August 13, 10:30 am: Climate Change and Spirituality
The implications of climate change for humanity and Earth’s other species evoke a spiritual sense of the relationship between self and planet. Philosopher and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore’s recent book “Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change” is a lyrical and passionate call for action.
Presenter: Susan Stratton

Sunday, August 20, 10:30 am: Gods in the Ancient World
Homer’s gods appeared on the battlefield of Troy. In classical Greece, each city had its own gods.
The Romans eventually decided that there was only one god, but in three parts. What did people believe?Presenter: Alan Jessop

Sunday, August 27, 10:30 am: UU Curious?
Our minister shares her enthusiasm and sometime challenges with our Unitarian (inclusive liberal) tradition. Come for a bit of history, notable moments, sources of inspiration and ethical grounding, mostly though, a time for questions.
Presenter: Rev Debra Faulk

Sunday, September 3, 10:30 am: Solidarity: Promise
Inspired by the actual events recounted in the movie “Pride” about some British lesbians and gays who wanted to offer support to the families of Welsh miners during the 1984 strike. Though those acts of solidarity bridges of trust were built. Today as we honour Calgary Pride and Labour Day we take inspiration from those 1984 events. Those wanting to attend the Pride Parade will have time to join the parade and are invited to help carry our rainbow banner.
Presenter: Rev Debra Faulk
Music: Jane Perry, Music Director

Sunday Mornings are SWEET!

Sunday morning services from September-June are brought to you by SWEET (Sunday Welcome Enhance and Engage Teams).

  • For more information: Contact our SWEET Coordinator
  • For information on the SWEET jobs and to sign up: See our SWEET webpage (a password is required, contact your team’s Communicator).

“4 Others” Collections

Half of all non-designated collections will go to the charity of the month.

Carpooling

Carpooling is fun, companionable, helps the environment, and saves a little money on gas. We maintain a list of people interested in carpooling on the notice board in Wickenden Hall.

Accessibility

Wheelchair lifts from the street level entrance to both the main floor and the basement. Wheelchair-accessible washrooms on the main floor and the basement level. Large-print hymnals. Sound amplification devices for the hard-of-hearing

What to Wear

We tend to be an informal group.  Basically, no one really concerns themselves with what others are wearing. As long as you are comfortable and respectful to self and others, it really does not make any difference how dressed “up” or dressed “down” you are.
We are striving to be a scent-free space. Please refrain from wearing perfume, after-shave or other scented products.