Science

Easter Pageant: a Tale of Wheat

We celebrate Easter with an all–congregation worship service in story, music and pageantry. Join us as we present the unlikely and stirring story of the discovery of a distinctive Canadian strain of wheat: its birth, eclipse and return. The Chalice Choir sings. Order of Service

Do Trees have Rights?

Unitarians promise to “affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” Some recent, and truly remarkable, court cases and legislation are making this affirmation even more meaningful. In view of our principles and the sources of our living tradition, and in honour of Tu B’Shevat – the festival of trees and the environment – exploring the legal standing of trees, rivers and the land seems particularly relevant today. ( BTW it’s bring a friend Sunday.) The Chalice Choir sings Order of Service: Listen:

Is Nature Thriving?

It may come as quite a surprise, but there’s a growing dissident view coming from some ecologists that nature is not about to give up. While some news is really bad, nature may be thriving in spite of, and in many instances because of, human engagement with the world. The Chalice Choir sings Order of Service: Listen:

The Invention of Air

We celebrate the beginning of the Advent season with a trip to the past and a rendezvous with the 18th Century Unitarian minister and scientist, Joseph Priestley, a radical in religion, science and politics. His scientific experiments, inspired by progressive religious beliefs, led to breathtaking, path-breaking discoveries. These discoveries reinforced his optimistic hope that great good arises when science, reason and religion provoke and converse with each other. This is a worship service for all ages.

The Important Stuff is Invisible

On this first Sunday of Advent we will check in with some of the latest news from the cosmos, as the world-wide science community reports back to us about their on-going quest. From searching for the fundamental essence underlying all matter, to the mind bending, overall structure of the universe. Heady, awe-inspiring, and surprising. We hope this service will launch us well off into the Advent holiday season. Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson  

Eating Matters

Eating Matters: Making a Difference in the World Speaker: David Steele Listen:  July 31, 2016