Newcomers always Welcome
Our Sunday services help us reflect on what is important. We honour the sacred mysteries of the world’s religions including the spiritual view of nature practiced by Indigenous Peoples world-wide.
Sunday presentations challenge and comfort us. We discuss spirituality and humanism. Together, we explore liberal religious ideas and enjoy relevant music. Lively discussions often carry on after the service. Come and share your views with us. We will listen deeply to your ideas and will share your journey.
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.
Many events are held on Zoom for your convenience. 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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Living our welcome
Unitarians are committed to justice and inclusion. Our tradition welcomes all people. Whatever your race, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities, or age—you will be warmly invited in and welcomed to participate.
We educate ourselves about social justice issues and take action where we can. We focus broadly on reconciliation, dismantling racism, reducing other oppressions and protecting the environment.
Children are always welcome at services and events. 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. At present, 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?
Will I be pressured to join or be saved?
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?
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.