As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we aspire to be:
Deeply Connected: We strive to foster healthy relationships amongst and within UU communities, with the broader world and with all life.
Radically Inclusive: We strive to create hospitable, diverse, multi-generational communities.
Actively Engaged: We strive to work joyfully for a just and compassionate society, experimenting with new forms of community.
Theologically Alive: We seek to be ever-evolving in our understanding, open to new knowledge.
Spiritually Grounded: We seek transformation through personal spiritual experiences and shared ritual.
The Unitarian Congregation of Guelph (UCG) is a shared Ministry liberal religious community. We work for justice, equity and compassion in human relations, honour each individual’s search for truth and meaning, and encourage respect and reverence for the natural world we all share.
We welcome and celebrate all people regardless of their cultural background, physical or mental ability, and gender identity or sexual orientation. As an intentionally diverse religious community, we embrace Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, humanists, atheists, agnostics, pagans, and persons of many other spiritual paths and traditions, all sharing a desire to live with greater depth, meaning and purpose.
Our Unitarian community started in1960 with a small group of like-minded individuals meeting in one another’s homes or rented space. Today we have over 80 members, friends and children participating in our services and in our adult and children’s programming.
For more information on our history read The Story of the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph.
Unitarian Universalists (UUs) and UU congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We do not hold to one particular creed or dogma, because we believe that what matters is not who or what you believe in, but how you live your life.
UUs live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.
“The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”
—Rev. Barbara Wellsten Hove
We, the member congregations of the Canadian Unitarian Council, covenant to affirm and promote:
The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:
Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.
Learn more: How the UU Principles and Sources were Shaped – from 2006 UU World article, USA
To learn more about what is happening across Canada in Unitarian Universalist Congregations, please visit The Canadian Unitarian Council website