Newcomers always Welcome

We’re Online: During the 2020 pandemic, all events are held on Zoom to keep you safe. Contact us to receive a Zoom link to join the service. We will be happy to welcome you! Join us Sundays or see the GET INVOLVED section of the website—it offers you other opportunities in smaller gatherings.

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Sundays

Our Sunday Services bring together people who share an interest in liberal religious ideas. Presentations stimulate our thinking about spirituality, humanism, religion, ethics, and questions of social responsibility. We don’t have all the answers but we’ll share in your journey.

We meet Sundays 10:30-11:30 AM from September to June for regular services. During the summer, most Sundays, we enjoy informal sharing on many topics. Lively discussions often carry over into coffee time (or Zoom break-out groups). Your views will be of interest to us.

Unitarian Sunday morning—a typical service:
  • Words of welcome and lighting a candle or flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
  • Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
  • A time for expressing the joys and concerns of those attending (including the children)
  • Presentation by a guest speaker, a member of the Fellowship, or a professional minister, 
  • An offering of financial donations for the Fellowship’s work and advocacy for justice in the community 
  • A multigenerational segment, such as a “story for all ages”
  • Readings – Historical and contemporary words of wisdom for meditation or prayer

From time to time, our services incorporate holiday celebrations, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies.

Children

Our programs focus on fostering children’s sense of justice, wonder, and connection. The Unitarian curriculums for children explore values and aspects of many religions through stories, music and craft activities. In 2020, we are not able to offer a children’s program on a regular basis. However, opportunities are available online. Please inquire.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I fit in?
Affirming the worth and dignity of every person is one of our seven principles. We welcome people of all races, ages, gender, sexual orientation, and abilities.
Will I be pressured to join or be saved?
No. The right to a free and independent search for truth and meaning is one of our seven principles. Expect people to be friendly–you will likely be greeted, offered a name tag, and given an opportunity to sign our guestbook. We are not oriented towards spreading our religion as much as we are towards making it available for people who are looking for it.

Some of our services are more intellectual, others more spiritual. Some aim to inspire, and others to provoke or challenge. But all of them are grounded in freedom, responsibility, and respect. It is up to each individual to consider the speaker’s point of view and then to follow their own conscience and come to their own conclusions about the meaning of the ideas or experiences presented.

What provisions do you have for people with disabilities?
The Entrance level at the main door has stairs leading to the upper hall (Sanctuary) and lower hall.  There is a chair lift that will provide access to both levels.  The Sanctuary has spaces for chair seating if sitting in a pew is not suitable.  The building is not wheelchair accessible at present.

People with limited hearing can use headphones that are connected directly to our sound system.  We encourage everyone to use microphones so that all can hear the program, as well as the Q&A session after the presentation.

The washrooms are accessible for those using walkers or canes.  The women’s washroom has a change table and chair available for diaper changing.

What do Unitarian Universalists believe?
Unitarian Universalists believe a wide variety of things. We have in common our seven principles, which we all agree to support, the desire for a faith community where we can be accepted regardless of what we believe and the commitment to make a difference in the world. You will find UU Buddhists, Taoists, Christians, Agnostics, Atheists and Humanists as well as people who have trouble classifying their beliefs.
What should I/my family wear?
You should wear whatever you are most comfortable in. Most people dress casually (jeans are fine), but some people dress up. Your children should wear something they can play in.
My child doesn’t separate well. Can he/she stay with me during the service?
Absolutely. Many parents, particularly of smaller children, keep their children with them in the sanctuary. Many parents also choose to be in the lower hall with their child, in order to help the child adjust. You are also welcome to breastfeed anywhere in our building or at our events. You are encouraged to do whatever works for your family.