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 a diverse community 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!


Upcoming Services and Special Events

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017
  10:30am -
CHALICE CAFE
Seanna Murphy and Margie Johnson.

September 3rd: Chalice Café - Once again, bring your singing voices and/or instruments and join us for this fun Unitarian Universalist singalong with Seanna Murphy and Margie Johnson.


 
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
  10:30am -
WATER COMMUNION
Nancy Schmidt

September 10 - The Water Communion

Service Facilitator - Nancy Schmidt

In the Water Service, we celebrate the return to community after a summer’s pause. Please bring a small amount of water from a place that has lifted your spirit, touched your heart, or fed your soul. This might be from the tap in your home, from a lake or stream, from your garden hose, from nearby or far away. This water will be collected into a common vessel to help us celebrate our sources of connection.

Please join us for a potluck lunch following the service (11:30-12:15). After our lunch, all are welcome to participate in a water blessing ceremony (12:15-1:00), which is being organized by Mel Horvath-Lucid in conjunction with the Wellington Water Watchers. Come for part or all of this community-building and water-connecting morning!


 
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
  10:30am -
WHAT ARE PRINCIPLES?
Brian Hawker

September 17 - What are “Principles”?

Speaker - Brian Hawker

We live in a culture of word addicts. The multiple 24-hour news services, the inestimable number of Youtubes, and advertisers tempting us to consume, all use convincing words to deliver messages  . . . as if they were all true! The root of the English word “communicate” is a Latin verb meaning “to make common.” It doesn’t describe a message-sender delivering facts or information or expertise to a message-receiver, on the assumption that the message is welcome, accurate, easily understood and interpreted according to a common view of the world. Even when we all speak the same language, we hear different things when we listen. What does the word “principle” mean to you? To me this word carries energy. It implies action. It encourages behaviour based on ideas that are important, but are there such things as ideas that are universally important? This talk will examine this single word to (hopefully!) “make common” our understanding of the words that bring us together.


 


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