The Service will be broadcast over Zoom.
The Zoom Link will be posted in the weekly email and in the Sunshine Room on Facebook
 

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.

We have been recognized as a Welcoming Congregation.

So if you are searching for a spiritual community where there is freedom of religious thought, spiritual growth, hope and inspiration, welcome!


 


Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge we are on the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabe peoples. During our region’s rich indigenous history, these lands have been home to the Chonnonton peoples, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Métis. We express gratitude for the sharing of these lands. We also acknowledge the tragic history between first peoples and newcomers. We strive to be accountable by acknowledging this history and cultivating respect in our relationships with indigenous peoples and the land.

Upcoming Services and Special Events: Currently available online only


Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020
( 10:30am - 11:30am )
    "We Hear You" - or do we?
  • Helen Prinold
  • Zoom On Line
  • After a joy or concern is raised at UCG, or in other meaningful conversations in our lives, we sometimes say that we have heard the other person.  Yet do we hear?  Or are we simply following the traditional definition of listening which is “making our own meaning from sound”?  How can we support listening to - and hearing - ourselves and others?  Helen Prinold - UCG’s Property & Environment Committee head - trains locally grown dogs in her business Dog Friendship (she also worked for many years to build Ontario’s strong local food scene).  Helen brings her experiences with people...and dogs... to help us ground in what we bring to conversations and how we can use conscious hearing of those around us to build understanding of ourselves and each other.


Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020
( 10:30am - 11:30am )
    What Child is This
  • Rev Peter Boullata
  • Zoom on line
  • In the ancient world, great historical figures were celebrated through legendary stories about their lives, including their births, although sometimes little is known about their early life. Signs and portents are said to herald their arrival in the world. Of the four stories that narrate the life of Jesus of Nazareth in Christian     scripture, only two have stories of his birth, and they each tell a story quite distinct from the other. What do these two stories say? What do they mean? For those of us who think we know the story (wait, there are two?) made familiar by repetition and circulation in the wider culture (angels, shepherds, magi, the little drummer boy), we might be surprised by what we find in this morning’s    exploration. As Christians the world over prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus this month, what wisdom might we find in these stories? 


Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020
( 10:30am - 11:30am )
    WINTER SOLSTICE
  • Rebekah Jamieson. Linda Reith & Lauren Stein
  • Zoom On Line
  • In this, the darkest time of year, we search for light. Join us as a community of seekers and share your light.

     


Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020
( 6:00pm - 7:30pm )
    Carol Service "On This Silent Night of Ancient Stars"
  • Lisa Lindsay
  • Zoom On Line
  • Please join us virtually on a Zoom call at 6:00pm, in a social time before the service, to wish Christmas cheer to your friends and community.  

     

    At 6:30, join us in our early Christmas Eve service, as we enjoy the story of the birth of Jesus. Each year Rev. Jessica Rodela creates a beautiful message to share at Grand River Congregation. Last year we began the tradition of connecting during Christmas Eve at UCG sharing in one of her creations of wonder. This year we will again get to experience the nativity and carol service through Rev. Jess’ grace and generosity.


Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020
( 10:30am - 11:30am )
    Chalice Cafe
  • The Reeb Team
  • Zoom On Line
  • Join Team Reeb and friends for our Chalice Café service! Bring a song, poem, story, or reflection on winter, holidays, and the slow return of the light. A service for all ages! Bring your family and friends - everyone is welcome! Email Carey (brampyc@gmail.com) to sign up to share a talent, story, poem, song or something to share.

    The Reeb Team service leaders are Carey MacDonald, Lisa Clendening and Carla Giddings

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

www.Guelph-Unitarians.com

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