Upcoming Services

  • Place: 1703 First Street NW (click to see a map)
  • Time: Sundays, 10:30 am to about 11:30 am unless otherwise noted. Additional services may be scheduled on other days and times.

Visitors are welcome any Sunday. Please stay for coffee and conversation following the service.
Bringing children or youth? Please see information about our Children and Youth Religious Education Programs, which run September through June. Our nursery is staffed every Sunday, all year, for infants or children who require supervision during the service.
Missed a service? Recordings of past services can be found on our Sermons page.

May Service Schedule

Monthly Theme: COMPASSION

Sunday, May 7, 10:30 am: Through the Ages

Our beloved community includes people of all ages, at all stages of life. We celebrate that the faith journey is a lifelong process, a journey rather than a destination. This morning we will offer a Croning/Saging ritual for those who wish to acknowledge that stage of their lives as well as a dedication of the newest members of our community, the babies or those children who wish a naming ceremony.
Presenter: Rev Debra Faulk
Service Leaders: Lay Chaplains: Bev Webber and Carl Svoboda
Music: Jane Perry, Music Director with UUphonia
If you would like to participate please let Rev Debra know.

Sunday, May 14, 10:30 am: Ripples of Compassion

The Grateful Dead Song Ripple will be featured: “There is a road, no simple highway / Between the dawn and the dark of night / And if you go, no one may follow / That path is for your steps alone.” We will explore compassion for self and family, with all its particular complexity and challenge.
Presenter: Rev Debra Faulk
Service Leader: Lynn Nugent
Music: Greg O’Neill and friends

Sunday, May 21, 10:30 am: Compassion: A Prime Directive 

Theologian Karen Armstrong gathered leaders from many faith traditions to create a Compassion Charter. She suggests that compassion is the bridge between differences and is the prime directive of religion. In 2012, this congregation voted to sign the Charter for Compassion, how is it being lived in community?
Presenter: Kathryn Burwash and Martin Watson (tbc)
Service Leader: Lynn Nugent
Music: Jane Perry, Music Director

Sunday May 28, 10:30 am: Diversity Compassion

Compassion invites us to move ourselves from the centre of things and place another there, to delve into the possibility of understanding from another’s perspective and with that shift in perspective to support and stand in solidarity in a deeper more meaningful way. It is a counter-cultural invitation. Will you accept it? Special musical guest Rae Spoon will share music and reflections about compassion for trans/nonbinary identities as an aspect of this invitation.
Presenter: Rev Debra Faulk
Service Leader: Pam Rickey
Music: Jane Perry, Music Director with special musical guest Rae Spoon

Sunday Mornings are SWEET!

Sunday morning services from September-June are brought to you by SWEET (Sunday Welcome Enhance and Engage Teams).

  • For more information: Contact our SWEET Coordinator
  • For information on the SWEET jobs and to sign up: See our SWEET webpage (a password is required, contact your team’s Communicator).

“4 Others” Collections

Half of all non-designated collections will go to the charity of the month.

Carpooling

Carpooling is fun, companionable, helps the environment, and saves a little money on gas. We maintain a list of people interested in carpooling on the notice board in Wickenden Hall.

Accessibility

Wheelchair lifts from the street level entrance to both the main floor and the basement. Wheelchair-accessible washrooms on the main floor and the basement level. Large-print hymnals. Sound amplification devices for the hard-of-hearing

What to Wear

We tend to be an informal group.  Basically, no one really concerns themselves with what others are wearing. As long as you are comfortable and respectful to self and others, it really does not make any difference how dressed “up” or dressed “down” you are.
We are striving to be a scent-free space. Please refrain from wearing perfume, after-shave or other scented products.