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We come together in beloved community,
guided by our Unitarian Universalist principles and sources,
to grow in wisdom, welcome and deepen relationships,
and act for a just and sustainable world. [Read more]
I grew up in Saskatchewan, and have been in Ministry since 1989. Our family came to Calgary in 1995; for ten years I was on the ministry team at St. Andrew’s United Church. In my undergrad days, a B.A. in Religious Studies and a study tour of India were tremendously formative, and my seminary research project focused on religious formation… so this opportunity to be your DRE brings together things that have been meaningful to me for a long time. I deeply appreciate the world’s diversity of religious and philosophical understandings, and delight in the spiritual wisdom of children and youth.
Our three grown children now live on Vancouver Island. For the past year, my spouse Greg Wooley and I have made Canmore our home, where he is the United Church Minister. The beauty of the mountains provides a wonderful context for my love of hiking and cycling, reading and singing.
My office hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 :00 – 5:00 pm and I will be working most Sunday afternoons after worship. I love to chat and sip tea, so please drop by for a visit anytime!
More bystanders than ever jumped in to help us carry our church’s 125-foot section of the 500-foot-long Pride Rainbow Banner in Calgary’s Pride Parade on August 31. The banner was created by Unitarian Church of Calgary youths and completed in 2005. It since has been carried in Pride Parades all over North America. [photo: Penney Kome]
We proudly announce the launch of Reflections, a newsletter to support our theme-based ministry. Each month, Reflections will offer spiritual exercises, readings, discussion questions and resources on the theme of the month. Monthly Theme-Based Listening Circles (TLCs) will begin this year. See the Adult Programs page for further information on TLCs. The theme for October is "Purpose."
What do Unitarians believe if we don't follow one set of doctrines or religious teachings? Here is a simple, heartwarming, and eloquent story that will open your eyes to the Unitarian Universalist tradition - a religion that is spiritual, principled, and welcoming to all beliefs, colours, creeds, and gender orientations. Courtesy of Rev. Tandi Rogers on the occasion of Samaya Oakley's ordination in Vancouver, BC. Samaya was our intern minister here in Calgary in 2012-2013.