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.

October/November  Service Schedule

Sunday, October 22, 10:30 am: Healing the World Begins with Me

The work of healing is life-long and in many ways a gift of the human experience. This morning explores dimensions of this journey.
Presenters: Lynn Nugent & Rev Debra Faulk
Music: Guest Musician
Today we honour and celebrate Lay Chaplains and the Lay Chaplaincy program.

Sunday, October 29, 10:30 am: Spooky Spirit Jam

Spirit Jam services are multigenerational with some shared time and some time in smaller groups for activities – this session will include: 1) music – of course 2) The Veil is Thin, exploring Samhain, 3) Costume Parade Prep and 4) Surprise

Sunday, November 5, 10:30 am: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald

On this 100th anniversary year of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald we offer this “Spirituality of …” service in her honour.
Presenter: Rev Debra Faulk
Music: Jazz On the Side: Michelle Dias (vocals), Jane Perry (piano), Cora Castle (bass), Sarah Nielsen (drums)

Special Service – Saturday, November 11, 10:30 am: Stories Told, Stories Remembered

Remembrance Days Service to honour veterans and those impacted by armed conflicts while holding a light on peace.
Presenter: Rev Debra Faulk
Music: Music Director Jane Perry with Chor Vida

Sunday, November 12, 10:30 am: A Story to Tell

We each have a story that shapes our identity.  We each are storytellers and story hearers. Inspiration for this morning’s service comes in part from the life story of African poet and storyteller Birago Diop and his story of revitalizing his country’s identity.
Presenters: Rev Debra Faulk and Cathy Welburn
Music: Multigenerational Choir, UUphonia, and Music Director Jane Perry
Town Hall to discuss Calgary Unitarians Visual Identity will follow.

Sunday, November 19, 10:30 am: Community Organizing – The Story and Possibility

The potential for collaborative justice work and contributing to systemic change are at the heart of community organizing.  Ryan Anderson is the lead organizer for the Metro Alliance for the Common Good (MACG) which brings together organizations and communities of Calgary to transform our city into a community which acts justly and respects all.
Presenter: Rev Ryan Anderson
Service Leader: Rev Debra Faulk
Music: Music Director Jane Perry
This service includes a recognition of new members.

Sunday, November 26, 10:30 am: More Than Just a Story

“Story is what we use to explain our world. Story is what we use to create identity. More than that, increasingly it seems apparent that the stories we tell ourselves literally impact our health.” (Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona)   Join us this morning as we explore stories, identity and healing.
Service Leaders and Presenters: Lynn Nugent, Kathryn Burwash. Mary Anna Louise Kovar

“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.