Location and Times

The Dinner Project: A New Spiritual Gathering

Excited to announce a new type of Spiritual Gathering. Over the next 3 months SSUC will be featuring The Dinner Project

An evening of shared wisdom and activity, followed by a catered dinner. Explore ideas that help make the everyday meaningful, connect you with community and make an impact.

Perfect for people of any age – all are welcome to connect, share, discuss, and relax. 

First one is Friday April 6, 6-7:30pm. Others are scheduled for Saturday May 5, and Saturday June 2. Stay up to date on Facebook

To ensure the caterer has an idea of the number attending please contact the office .

Remember Who You Are

How do we define who we are? Our identity is made up of so many aspects. We’re unique individuals while sharing a common humanity. We have an atomic oneness with all matter while our communities and loved ones shape who we are. We contain multitudes! As Canadian R&B band Beatchild and The Slaqadeliqs say, “The only difference between you and I is everything and nothing at all.”

Beginning March 4th, SSUC begins a 4-part Sunday morning series where we’ll explore four aspects of our identity. Each week, we will “remember who we are” and honour how we live the wisdom of our identity.

SSUC Annual General Meeting

The congregation’s AGM will take place on Sunday, March 11th following the spiritual gathering. Members, adherents and guests are welcome to attend and vote at the meeting. Business will include a review of 2017, approving the 2018 Board and Budget.

The meeting will take place over a potluck lunch, and if you’re able, please bring finger food to share:

Last names A-P: sandwiches or vegetables
Last names Q-Z: fruit or sweets

To prepare for the meeting, please see the Annual Report for 2017. To save paper, please consider reading it online and printing only the pages you need for the meeting. Some copies will be available at the church beginning on February 25th.

SSUC Film Series

Calling all movie fans, film buffs, and people who need a night out…

SSUC’s Film Series runs for 3 Wednesdays:
February 21, February 28 March 7
6:30 pm

Do you trust us? We don’t tell you the movie in advance. It’s a secret. No pre-judgments, no preconceived notions about genre or actors or topic or theme. We can say this: they will all be movies from 2017 that deal with ideas and themes that will lead to great conversation. Snacks are even provided at no charge (take that theatres!)

Are you in?

Contact us to help us plan, or simply show up. Let’s get the popcorn going!

United in Wonder – An Observer Article

An ‘expansive spirituality’ conference in Edmonton draws longtime United Church members seeking a broader perspective on faith

By Alison Brooks-Starks

February 2018

I settle into my chair on a warm Friday evening last September at Southminster-Steinhauer United in Edmonton. Intricate rainbow quilts frame the front window, looking out onto spruce trees. The gathering space is lofty, inviting and bubbling with the enthusiasm of those around me.

I should be excited, too. I grew up in The United Church of Canada. I’ve worked at United Church summer camps, often as a chaplain, for over a decade. I’m an inquirer for diaconal ministry. I should feel at home, but instead I feel deeply anxious.
I take some deep breaths.  Read more as it appears at www.ucobserver.org…