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My Kids Love It

I came to find a place where I could bring my kids to have conversations about community and meaning.
I love the welcome we receive - the kindness and generosity from all the members.
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-07-06T16:59:43+00:00

Amanda Barros

I came to find a place where I could bring my kids to have conversations about community and meaning. I love the welcome we receive - the kindness and generosity from all the members.

I Am Home at SSUC

Our conversations are rich and multi-leveled. I feel valued, challenged intellectually and stimulated on many levels.
At SSUC they, in the almost immortal words of Jack Nicholson, ‘make me want to be a better person.’
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-07-06T16:38:51+00:00

Theresa Wynn

Our conversations are rich and multi-leveled. I feel valued, challenged intellectually and stimulated on many levels. At SSUC they, in the almost immortal words of Jack Nicholson, ‘make me want to be a better person.’

I love this place.

"I love this place. The reflections offered on Sunday morning always seem to be in tune and relevant to what I'm experiencing in my life.”
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-07-06T16:29:35+00:00

Mitch Ostby

"I love this place. The reflections offered on Sunday morning always seem to be in tune and relevant to what I'm experiencing in my life.”

Very humanistic & Earthbound

The Sunday service is always an enjoyable time, filled with wisdom, time to reflect & express gratitude for life.
Very humanistic & Earthbound, this church is for all the people who want spirituality without all the harsh ideologies of organized religion.
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-07-06T16:57:33+00:00

Sean Grey

The Sunday service is always an enjoyable time, filled with wisdom, time to reflect & express gratitude for life. Very humanistic & Earthbound, this church is for all the people who want spirituality without all the harsh ideologies of organized religion.

Warm and Welcoming

This is the most beautifully inclusive, warm, friendly, non-judgmental church I've ever been too.
I'm a registered psychologist myself and the services here feel truly therapeutic, inspiring, thought provoking, and soul enriching.
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-07-06T17:01:48+00:00

Rachel Marki

This is the most beautifully inclusive, warm, friendly, non-judgmental church I've ever been too. I'm a registered psychologist myself and the services here feel truly therapeutic, inspiring, thought provoking, and soul enriching.

I have felt so welcomed and included in this beautiful community.

“The quality of the leaders and of the people that  make up this community inspire me to live a deeper spiritual everyday life. I have felt so welcomed and included in this beautiful community. The ministers are very passionate about their work and I can tell that they are living their true calling. It inspires me to live mine!”

 
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-07-06T16:27:39+00:00

Estelle Parent

“The quality of the leaders and of the people that  make up this community inspire me to live a deeper spiritual everyday life. I have felt so welcomed and included in this beautiful community. The ministers are very passionate about their work and I can tell that they are living their true calling. It inspires me to live mine!”  

Encouraging Spiritual Evolution

With my understanding of progress in science it is impossible to accept notions and beliefs that were formulated 2000 years ago.
SSUC recognizes the evolution that has occurred in understanding in nearly all areas of human endeavor and encourages evolution in spiritual/religious thinking.
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-07-06T16:35:27+00:00

Jim Robertson

With my understanding of progress in science it is impossible to accept notions and beliefs that were formulated 2000 years ago. SSUC recognizes the evolution that has occurred in understanding in nearly all areas of human endeavor and encourages evolution in spiritual/religious thinking.

We have found a different way forward: progressive Christianity.

“As seekers, we came to feel hemmed in by the continuing emphasis within Lutheranism on cannon and creeds, dogmas and doctrines, rote and rites, liturgy and formularies. But look—we, on our spiritual journey, have found a different way forward: progressive Christianity. And nowhere is this more evinced than at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church.”

 

 
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-06-10T22:46:43+00:00

Ken and Ellen Fredrick

“As seekers, we came to feel hemmed in by the continuing emphasis within Lutheranism on cannon and creeds, dogmas and doctrines, rote and rites, liturgy and formularies. But look—we, on our spiritual journey, have found a different way forward: progressive Christianity. And nowhere is this more evinced than at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church.”    

Escape Traditional Religious Dogma

I came to SSUC in search of solace and to find a way through my grief after my husband of 38 years died.
I did find that support, but I discovered much more. . . a community steeped in a tradition of social justice, embracing inclusivity, and exploring spirituality past the restrictions of traditional religious dogmas. SSUC has become an important part of my life.
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-07-06T16:33:34+00:00

Elaine (McPhee) Stefanick

I came to SSUC in search of solace and to find a way through my grief after my husband of 38 years died. I did find that support, but I discovered much more. . . a community steeped in a tradition of social justice, embracing inclusivity, and exploring spirituality past the restrictions of traditional religious dogmas. SSUC has become an important part of my life.

Safe & Dynamic Community

“I’ve found at Southminster-Steinhauer a safe and dynamic community where I’m free to give and  receive what I need. No actually, I’ve found my adoptive family.”
SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,
2017-07-06T16:30:34+00:00

-a participant in a 2013 Identity gathering

“I’ve found at Southminster-Steinhauer a safe and dynamic community where I’m free to give and  receive what I need. No actually, I’ve found my adoptive family.”
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SSUC, Southminster-Steinhauer United Church,

All SSUC in-person gatherings have been cancelled until further notice.  Currently, Food Bank Depot and some AA groups will continue with modified procedures for safety and health. 

As people who take seriously how we live our values and engage our living in the world, we have two primary responsibilities with regard to our response to the global Coronavirus pandemic. First, we must provide a safe space for all, especially our vulnerable members. We will not put ourselves at any unnecessary risk – our own health is a great responsibility. Second, we all play a part in being responsible members of the public, reducing transmission risk now rather than waiting until numbers spike. Slowing the spread of this disease is up to each of us.

We will continue to connect as a community through our Sunday online stream at 10:00am MDT each Sunday. Please participate by joining us online either here on our Facebook page or at SSUCedmonton.com/liveWe are working hard to offer as many alternative ways to connect as possible. With staff support, groups can make use of the technology at our disposal for online meetings or gatherings. Read about our new opportunities to connect online here

We are not – we are here for each other. If you need specific care and connection, please be in touch with our ministry team, who are available to you by phone, email, chat or in person. In the meantime, let’s continue being the people and community we strive to be: open, thoughtful and compassionate. Let’s stay active and make efforts to engage in safe activities that bring our lives meaning.

Be well,
The Ministry Team and Board of SSUC