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.

February  Service Schedule


Sunday, February 4, 10:30 am: Spirit of Sweet Honey in the Rock

Inspired by the African-American a cappella group, whose vision is Educate, Entertain, and Empower, our musical guests, the BarberEllas, will offer vocal reflections for this “Spirit of…” service. Music Director Jane Perry will provide history and context.

Presenter: Jane Perry
Service Leader: Kathryn Burwash
Musicians: The BarberEllas

Sunday, February 11, 10:30 am: New Eyes and Getting Real

The work of gratitude and grief, vision and lament, have readied us to see the issues the Climate, Indigenous and Economic Justices with new eyes. This final service in the series will engage in making our efforts real.

Presenter: Rev Bill Phipps*
Service Leader: Hendrik Schaink
Music: Music Director Jane Perry with UUphonia

Sunday, February 18, 10:30 am: What Binds Us Together

Rev Debra returns from a brief six-week sabbatical that included reflection time, some relaxation, volunteering and study. The question she has held during this time is “What binds us together”, for this is the meaning of religion, originally derived from the Latin word “religo” which means “good faith”, “ritual” and other similar meanings or from the Latin “religare” which means “to tie fast” or “bind together.” What is the good faith that binds us?

Presenter: Rev Debra Faulk
Service Leader: Lynn Nugent
Music: Guest musician

Sunday, February 25, 10:30 am: Interdependence Calls

The 7th Principle calls us to “affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existance of which we are a part” and the new Canadian Unitarian Council’s vision statement begins with “as Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence call us to love and justice.” This morning we will explore this call.

Presenter: Rev Debra Faulk
Service Leader: Mary Anna Louise Kovar
Music: Music Director Jane Perry with UUphonia

* While Rev Debra is on sabbatical (January 1st, 2018 – February 15th, 2018) we will be fortunate to have Rev Bill Phipps offer a series of three services “Rediscovering The Commons” inspired by and loosely following the work of deep ecologist, Joanna Macy. In all three he will seek to connect Climate Justice, Indigenous Justice and Economic Justice.
Rev Bill Phipps was trained as a lawyer before answering the call to ordained ministry in the United Church of Canada (retired 2007). He was the 36th Moderator of the United Church from 1997 to 2000. During his tenure, the official United Church of Canada apology to survivors of residential schools was offered. Bill is also an author and a lifelong social activist and the winner of the UCC’s William Irvine Award for Social Justice in 2007.

“4 Others” Collections

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


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.