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Speaker: Karen Dunk-Green

Karen is a long-time member of the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto and currently its President and a Lay Chaplain.  She is also part of a 20-year polyamorous foursome.  In this sermon, she’ll share about her experiences of entering into such a relationship, keeping it a secret, and coming out to others.

Speaker:  Denise Davy
Ms. Davy met Margaret while on assignment one cold winter night. Margaret was a sweet-
natured young girl who played the accordion and had dreams of becoming a teacher until
she had a psychotic break in her teens, which sent her down a much darker path. Homelessness is a huge crisis in communities across North America. Denise’s talk is aimed at dispelling some of the myths around who the homeless are, and talking about what we, as Unitarians, can do to help solve the problem

 

Speaker: Donovan Hayden

Donovan’s talk discusses how Unitarians can remain committed to anti-racist work and put the 8th principle into action. He speaks with honesty and insight about his experience as an activist for racial justice. Donovan recently completed a MA in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University. In Canada, he continues to raise his voice as a young adult Black Unitarian and has continued to be involved with a number of Black and Indigenous protests since returning to Toronto.  Donovan brings a fresh perspective which attracts other young adults.

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Speaker: Jamie Struthers

 Jamie examines our relationships with others and those we consider to be “others” with reference to the story of Peter and Cornelius in Acts 10.  What does “radical hospitality” mean to each of us and to us as a community and urge that we all periodically ‘have a look in the mirror’.

Speaker: Liz James

We’re taught about the power of follow through and discipline from an early age… But that doesn’t mean never giving up.  How do you know when it’s time to let something go?  And once you’ve decided… How do you let it go?

Speaker: Rabbi Jeremy Parnes 

Rabbi Jeremy Parnes, who is the rabbi at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Regina, speaks on peace. Is peace, as it is discussed today, a good thing?

Is it in fact productive or does it achieve the opposite effect?

Is there a better process?

Speaker: Francine Proulx-Kenzle

We are celebrating Pride Month and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The Fellowship’s vision is to be more inclusive. What does that mean?  Listen as Francine Proulx-Kenzle joins us in open conversation about building inclusive environments. Pflag Regina will help us explore what it takes, what behaviours we might use to be truly welcoming. Curious about Pflag Regina? Check out their new bilingual website!

 

Speaker: Jockie Loomer-Kruger

Jockie Loomer-Kruger and her husband, the late Herb Kruger, were involved-friends of the Unitarian Fellowship of Regina when they lived some of their retirement years here, from 1995 – 2002. Now, Jockie is back in her home province of Nova Scotia, and at 85, has just had her debut novel, Until the Day We Die, published. Drawing on the Krugers’ own long affiliation with Unitarianism, Humanism, Agnosticism and Atheism, Jockie shares excerpts from the novel which highlight these religious views—or absence thereof—in fictional form.

Jockie's website is www.jockie.ca

If you want to purchase her novel "Until the Day We Die" go to www.moosehousepress.com/coming-soon

Presenter:  Denise Séguin Horth
Denise Séguin Horth is an End-of-Life Doula, Educator and advocate for Hospice and Palliative Care in Saskatchewan.
She is drawn to work with those who are facing transitions in life, to help navigate deathcare options, work through logistics, in a safe, compassionate environment. End of Life Doulas help clients reflect on their values and wishes in how they would like to spend their last days.
In her presentation “Bringing Death Home”, Denise gives us insight on how we and our families can more fully participate in deathcare decisions, how to open conversations, and learn what funeral options exist in Saskatchewan.
 

Speaker: Liz James

Since the age of 20, Liz James has had friends from various countries in Africa.  Many were refugees, and their relationship has often focused on helping them.  But every time two cultures mix, both parties learn things.  Some of the biggest challenges we are facing right now, Liz believes, would be helped significantly by employing some of the strategies she learned in those cross cultural relationships.

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