UU Basel Service June 30 – Inquiry and Preconception (The Rev. Diane Rollert from Montreal)

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Date(s) - 30/06/2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Im Lohnhof 8


Welcome Table 10:30 – 11:00

Service:  11:00 – 12:00 Inquiry and Preconception led by UUA Ambassador to EUU,
the Rev Diane Rollert, Minister of the Unitarian Church of Montreal

Potluck lunch after service

Workshop on Inquiry and Preconception: 13:15–14:30

Inquiry and Preconception

Let’s be honest. We often begin with preconceptions and judge before we’ve even had time to ask the questions. How do we shift our patterns and embrace new ways of thinking?

Diane Rollert

In 2006, Rev. Diane Rollert became the 11th settled and first female minister of the Unitarian Church of Montreal since its founding in 1842. She completed her studies in parish ministry and Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School in 2005, after careers in the online information industry and education.

Diane is originally from the US and has studied in Mexico and Spain, lived in Luxembourg, and has spent much time over the years with her husband’s family in northern Italy. She has a passion for languages and communication, having learned to speak French since she first arrived in Montreal. She also speaks Italian and can often resuscitate her Spanish. She has a great love for the UU communities of the Philippines, as well as a strong connection to the Gaspésie, where she visits each summer.

This service will include a number of guests from the EUU who will be in town for their Coordinating Council meeting.

In the afternoon we plan to hold a workshop on the topic from 13:15 to 14:30.

Also featured this service are musicians:  Dimitri Ashkenazy & Krisztina Wajsza

Dimitri is a soloist who has played with Orchestras around the world including the Royal Philharmonic in Berlin, the Dutch Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, and the Philharmonic in Japan.  As an active chamber musician, he has performed with many quartets and partners . He gives  master classes around the world and has made numerous CD’s. Some will be available after the service.

Krisztina is a concert pianist who has given recitals around the world and has played with many orchestras and chamber ensembles including  the New York Philharmonic Ensemble, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, and many others. She also gives master classes for the piano.


l) Prelude: Johannes Brahms,  Sonate in E flat major for clarinet and piano, 1st movement: Allegro.

2) Interlude: Beethoven, Sonate in F minor, Appassionata, 2nd movement (Andante)

3) Postlude : Baldassare Galluppi, Sonate in C Major,  2nd movement  (Allegro)

Lunch after the service

Join us for lunch (please bring a dish to share).


Due to the start of the school break for summer, with most families away, we will not be providing specific children’s programming. They are welcome at service.

Everybody welcome!

Service Sunday is a traditional service with a sharing of Joys and Concerns, a main speaker, shared singing, music and readings.