Sept 2014 Wayside PulpitYou’re Welcome Here! We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ability, or sexual or theological orientation.

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]

The Unitarian Church of Calgary is a recognized Welcoming Congregation and Green Sanctuary.

Join us this Sunday

10:30 am, September 21

"Do You Hear What I Hear"
Rev. Debra Faulk

Upcoming Events

20Sep
21Sep
People's Climate MarchTime: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
26Sep
Sixth Annual Local Food SupperTime: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

News

Nursery Worker Position Available

The nursery worker works with the Director of Religious Education (DRE) and a church volunteer to provide nursery care to infants and toddlers during Sunday morning services. Must be able to attend every Sunday morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm unless able to give a week’s notice of absence (the previous Sunday). The successful candidate will be at least 18 years old and have some training or experience with small children. References will be requested. A babysitting certificate is preferable; a police check will be required. The nursery worker reports to the DRE. The pay is $12/hour, two hours per week.  Submit email of interest to:  DRE@unitarianscalgary.org.

Introducing Shannon Mang, our new Director of Religious Education

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!

Pride Parade 2014Unitarians March in the Pride Parade

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]

Reflections: A Magazine for Theme-Based Ministry

Reflections - September 2014

We proudly announce the launch of "Reflections," a magazine 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 groups will begin this year - watch for further announcements and see the Theme Listening Circles New Participant Guide. This month's theme: "Listening."

Welcome from Our Minister

A Unitarian Universalist and Evangelical Christian on a Plane

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.