SSUC Podcast Ep. 2.4- “Treaty Talk and Indigenous Peoples Day.”

SSUC Podcast Ep. 2.4-Treaty Talk and Indigenous Peoples Day

Episode 2.4 of the SSUC Podcast is now available, featuring audio from the June 23 gathering for Indigenous Peoples Day and the screening of Treaty Talk: Sharing the Water of Life. Alongside Minister Chris New was Metis and Indigenous elder Elsie Paul and Dr’s Pat Makokis and Diana Steinhauer. Dr. Makokis is the producer of the film Treaty Talk.

Treaty Talk – Sharing the River of Life is a 50 minute teaching tool to better understand our collective responsibility to treaty. The purpose of this video is to build understanding, allyship and bridges for better relationship and work together. This film, through the sharing of a traditional Cree understanding on natural law and treaty, will explore and model how indigenous nations and non-indigenous allies in Canada can come together to transform racism and discrimination at a local and systemic level and to build a future of mutual benefit.

Click here to watch it now.


SSUC Fall Event: Hope and Resilience in Changing Times

Save the Date! SSUC Fall Event:
Hope and Resilience in Changing Times 
Saturday, October 13th 
8:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Charpentier of Red Tail Farms

Join us for a day of speakers and breakout sessions focused on spirit/body/mind with a delicious lunch and coffee breaks. Who should attend? Young adults on up to those who have stopped counting! Invite your friends and neighbors. Information on registration and sessions to follow. Registration $25. Please speak to one of our ministers if cost is a barrier.

Dwelling Place

Dwelling Place with Alison
3 Sundays: May 20, May 27, June 3; all at 11:30 am

Need time to be present? Want to connect with nature? Join us for Dwelling Place! Experience a short gathering and solo time in different local landscapes: forest, prairie and by water. This drop-in series runs Sundays 11:30 am until about 2:30 pm May 20th, May 27th, June 3rd and it’s recommended you come to 2 or 3 outings. Meet at 11:30 am at SSUC with your bag lunch. We will arrange carpooling there and head out together to the location. The first Dwelling Place is prairie, at the Golden Ranches Land Trust, which is located in the Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Activity level/accessibility: light walking on packed old dirt road. One barbed wire fence to duck under. Minimum walking 3 minutes.

Bring: bag lunch, weather appropriate clothing for sitting outside, walking shoes, something to sit on, optional whistle if you have and journal and pen if you wish.

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 Friday, May 25, and Friday, June 15. Stay up to date on Facebook

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

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.