Location and Times

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…

Musings on Meaning

A new monthly opportunity at SSUC hosted on the second Monday of every month, beginning February 12, 7:00 pm

Have you been reading some meaningful books? Engaging in some helpful practices? Wondering about certain ideas? Wanting to explore the path of meaning and spiritual wisdom with other seekers? This monthly group will provide space for conversations about living our values, exploring our spirituality and making meaning in our lives. There will be opportunities to bounce thoughts around, share what’s been helpful, and learn and support one another in creating meaning and significance. Facilitated by our Ministry Team, you’re invited to come to one or come every month.

February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14

Grand Opening for Right at Home’s New Beginnings

The New Beginnings net-zero townhouse development for newcomers in Westmount had its grand opening on February 2, 2018. Part of SSUC’s donation to Right at Home housing Society helped fund it. Pictured above are Anne Stevenson (Board Chair, Right at Home Housing Society), Peggy Dodson and Carol Allen from SSUC, and Cam McDonald (Executive Director, Right at Home Housing Society) at the opening.  Here’s a note we received:

To the Congregation of Southminster-Steinhauer,
What a remarkable story of generosity and service to community we celebrate today.  Your commitment to providing homes for those in need has led to a remarkable development that will continue to improve the lives of so many for decades to come.
Thank you so much for your outstanding contribution to Right at Home Housing.
All the best,
Anne Stevenson, Board Chair
(Right at Home Housing Society)

See more details about New Beginnings townhouse development here.

2018 SSUC Marketing Campaign

Hello Spiritual Seekers,

Nevin (marketing coordinator for SSUC) here. I wanted to just take this opportunity to share the campaign we have been working on creating to help reach others who are in search of a spiritual community such as SSUC.

The following is a sampling of the culmination of hours of brainstorming, researching, revising, and designing and it could not have been done without the help of the SSUC communications committee, Nancy and Chris, and the vision of the entire SSUC community.

These graphics are meant to provoke thought, raise questions, and engage others. They will be seen in publications, our front lawn, and online.

Gathering 10AM Sunday