Adult Programs/Events offered by UCG
Spiritual Development Programs
We offer many continual programs and durational programs as well as specialty one time events/workshops and seminars. Please find below, full information on all of our continuing and specialty programs.
If you have questions or require more information on any of our programs or if you are interested in facilitating a program, please contact our Spiritual Development Program coordinator Mel Horvath email@example.com
Continual Program Offerings
Chronic Emotional and Physical Pain Support Group
We began in January 2010 with a small group of people seeking to support one another through the challenges and triumphs of chronic emotional and physical pain. We take time to listen and learn from one another, offer friendship and support and enjoy a borl of warming stone soup (bring an item to add to the soup if able) and warming community. All are welcome as we begin this fall 2011 with our series "Uncovering me"; an opportunity to learn more about ourselves as a means of opening and uncovering our spiritual beings. We meet the first and third thursday of each month, 12:30pm at UCG. For more information on this offering Please contact Mel Horvath firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you thirsty for a little conversation, desiring community, friendship and an opportunity to get to know the interesting and diverse people of UCG? Consider joining us the 2nd tuesday of the month 12:30pm at Planet Bean Grange St. for an informal time of conversation, debate, discussion and friendship as we commune together. For more information contact Mel Horvath email@example.com
Everyone is invited! Sponsored by the UCG and hosted by members of the Guelph Unitunz musical group, join us for the song circle. Bring your voices, your instruments and your songs to join in the jam or just sit back and hum along. Everyone who wants to gets a change to lead us in a song. Come for a bit, stay for awhile. This is a welcoming event. For more information contact Mel Horvath firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our event calendar to find out which friday night the next Chalice Cafe will be offered
Mindfulness Community of Guelph
Offered the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month- 4:00pm to 6:00pm at UCG Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alice, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing. We begin with a guided sitting meditation, walking meditation and silent meditation. We will then share a teaching from Nhat Hanh and listen deeply to one another as we share what is on our hearts. This is a community practice that strengthens not only our formal meditation practice but also our ability to live in awareness and joy day by day. For more information contact Lisa Lindsay 519-766-0910
Festive Yoga Series Sunday Nov 27th, Dec 4th, 11th and 18th 9:00-10:00am at UCG
During the hustle and buzzing of the festive season we can sometimes lose sight of our spirit, dreams and centre of joy, love and peace. This festive season consider joining Mel for a 4 week journey into self strengthing inner balance and uncovering peace, compassion and generosity beginning with self. There is no cost to this program and it is appropriate for all fitness levels and physical abilities. Registration is required to ensure that resource materials and space can be planned for. For more information or to register, contact Mel
Craft and Bake Sale and Community!
Bake and craft sale, clothing swap, apple cider, snacks and music. Dec 18th after service at UCG. Join us for a heart warming community event. Sip on some apple cider, purchase from our bake sale, bring some clothing to swap and enjoy some music, community and friendship! For more information or to donate contact Mel email@example.com
Children’s Clothing Swap
December 18th, after service in the basement at UCG. A great opportunity to clean out your children's closets before Christmas, exchange your too small/unused clothes with other UCG parents and come away with some new swag. There is no cost associated with participation. Simply bring the clothes that you are looking to find a new home for and then pick and choose to your heart's content. We do ask that the clothes be stain-free and in good repair. At the end of the swap, you are welcome to gather up any of your unexchanged clothes and take them home OR if you chose you can leave them, as a donation, to be sold at a Mom 2 Mom sale with the proceeds benefiting the UCG. Any clothes remaining after the Mom 2 Mom sale will be donated to a local clothing closet. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Redistribute. For more information contact Katie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pajama Party Sing-along for Xmas Eve/ Solstice / Chanukah
December 24th 7:00pm at UCG. Join us for some fun at a comfortable pajama party sing-along with your favorite songs, carols and stories. Celebrate the many seasonal traditions of Unitarians, Christmas, Solstice, Chanukah and more. Wear your PJs and slippers! Bring your teddy bears and stuffies! Munch popcorn and sip hot chocolate. Kids, bring your instruments and play your favorite tune. Tell your favorite story or sing your favorite song. Call Paul at 519-767-1033 or email email@example.com to volunteer to play an instrument or tell a story.
Supporting Your Goals with EFT: The UCG Borrowing Benefits Group
Sundays, Jan 8-29, 12 Noon - 1 pm at UCG
The start of a new year is often an incentive to evaluate where we are in our progress toward previously-set goals and a time to set new goals for the coming year. Why not start 2012 with a new tool in your toolbox that can support you in achieving these goals?
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), often called 'acupuncture without the needles', is a simple technique of tapping on specific energy meridian points to clear disruptions in the body's energy system. These disruptions show up in our lives as negative emotions, physical discomfort, and often the self-defeating patterns we know as 'self-sabotage'. If you have experienced any of these challenges, relief may be at your fingertips!
'Borrowing Benefits' is a remarkable feature of EFT when used in a group setting. As one group member receives individual EFT Coaching, other group members tap along to restore balance and harmony to their own energy systems and, most often, they experience significant relief around their own personal issue!
For more information about EFT or Borrowing Benefits, please contact Elaine Bradshaw at
519-767-5682. Elaine is a Certified Life Coach, a Certified EFT Practitioner and a Level 3 Therapeutic Touch Practitioner.
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Offered the first Wednesday of the month 7:45pm at UCG
The Guelph Unitarians are pleased to provide a home for the Guelph Chant Club. It meet's the first Wednesday of every month at 7:45pm and goes through an eclectic mix of chants from all the world's spiritual traditions---with a "world beat" groove. For more information contact, Dennis Gaumond: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Congregation at Guelph is actively involved in several social responsibility projects.
Under the leadership of a committee we provide volunteers to staff the snack program at Tytler School, collect food for the Drop In Center and contribute to International programs such as the USC and Childhaven.
Within the congregation we are working toward becoming a Green Sanctuary and provide speakers and information on current social issues.
We are members of the local committee of Kairos (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives) and are members of Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice.
For information please contact Joan Rentoul at email@example.com
Yoga and Meditation
Open Level Drop-in Yoga Classes and Meditation Sits
for more information, see our calendar or go to www.belovedyoga.ca