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Welcome to the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph

The Unitarian Congregation of Guelph welcomes you, whoever you are, whatever your religious beliefs, abilities, ethnicities and sexual orientation.

We are an inclusive community, cultivating diversity, who come together to explore important life questions, support each other in living with purpose and meaning, and work toward peace and justice.

We are not bound by a set creed or dogma, but guided by Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources.


Territorial Acknowledgement

The lands we stand on today are home to many people of Indigenous ancestry. During our region’s rich Indigenous history, these lands were home to a variety of indigenous groups, including the Chonnonton peoples, the Haudenosaunee and the Anishinabewaki. They are Treaty Lands and the historic Treaty territory of the Mississaugas of Credit First Nation, descendants of the Mississaugas of Credit who are part of historically related Anishinaabe peoples. They are also adjacent to the lands of the Haldimand Treaty. We express gratitude for the sharing of these lands and waters. We also acknowledge the tragic history between indigenous peoples and newcomers. We strive to be accountable and aware by acknowledging this history and it ongoing impacts - and cultivating respect and equality as we move together towards our shared future.

Upcoming Services and Special Events: Currently available online only


Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021
( 10:30am - 11:30am )
    CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION: REGATHERING
  • Rev. Linda Thomson
  • Zoom
  • On November 7 Linda Thomson from the Canadian Unitarian Council addressed the opportunity for people to share their thoughts on safety and re-gathering in the sanctuary.  Since then, the Board has made decisions about reopening the sanctuary for services.  We know that there are strong feelings and disagreements.  However disagreement does not mean we can't build a strong respectful community.  How can we learn to respect even when we disagree? 
     
    Linda Thomson will give a short homily/reflection on the issues and then we will have a conversation.  Linda Thomson has used the Braver Angels model and incorporate some of the principles into her address and discussion.  

    Linda first found UUism in 1983, when she, her partner Gary, and their two young daughters, walked into the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton.  Before beginning work supporting congregations, she was an active lay leader, serving as Chair of the Board, on the HR committee and as a Lay Chaplain.   The children are now adults, both have married.  One of the great delights of Linda’s life is her grandson.  

    In her work, Linda brings her experience of community development and program development from her first career in Parks and Recreation.  Her interest and training in Conflict Management has translated into a passion for helping congregations develop sound communication and conflict processes. 

 
Sundays

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 to Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021

( 1:00pm - 2:00pm )

    MEET UP AT ENABLING GARDEN
  • Riverside Park
  • Meet up with UCG friends old and new, walk Riverside Park's trails or sit and chat in the Enabling Garden.

The Unitarian Congregation of Guelph -- Phone: 519-836-3443
122 Harris Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1E 5T1

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