Sunday Services


Services are held every Sunday morning at 10:30 am (unless noted), followed by coffee. Services are in English with some French. Come for an hour of beautiful music, meditation and a thought-provoking sermon from our minister, Rev. Diane Rollert.

 It's a great way to kick-start the week with a calm state of mind. We offer loving caregivers in our nursery and wide-ranging programs for children and youth during the service.

Upcoming Worship Services

All services start at 10:30 am (unless noted).

September 2018

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Sunday, September 9
Water Heal My Body, Water Heal My Soul

Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
Join us for our fall homecoming and annual water communion as we share in the healing power of water and the stories we tell. You’re invited to bring a small container of water from a summer experience —whether from the ocean, a stream or a melted ice cube — to pour together into a shared container of our summer highs, lows, and transitions.

12:00 pm, Lunch in honour of Jim Lewis

2:00 pm Celebration of the Life of Jim Lewis
All are invited to attend a service in memory of Jim Lewis, who passed away on 16 June 2018. Jim was a longtime UCM member and husband of Prue Rains. In lieu of a eception following the memorial, a lunch will be provided at noon, after the Sunday morning worship service.

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Sunday, September 16
The Narrative You Choose
Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
Sami Awad, director of the Holy Land Trust in Palestine, says that conflict can begin or end with the stories we tell ourselves about who we are. Do we need to reconsider and choose new narratives? On this Sunday closest to Yom Kippur, the Jewish holy day of atonement, we consider what it means to start the new year with forgiveness for the past and a new narrative for the future. 

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Sunday, September 23
Tell Me a Story

Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
This Sunday we’ll explore the relationship of faith, Harry Potter and the lure of children’s literature. What is it about stories written for children that still speaks to our grown-up (or growing-up) selves? Instead of asking, “What would Jesus do?”, some adults are asking, “What would Harry do?” Come find out why.

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Sunday, September 30
Stories of Freedom and Dignity

Rev. Diane Rollert and Vera Freud with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
Vera Freud joins Rev. Diane this Sunday to share stories about the right to live and die with dignity. Vera came of age during WWII working for the French resistance. This past summer she spent five days in Toulouse, France, returning to a place of great personal significance, as she offered testimonials about freedom fighters and the Spanish resistance. “It is along the lines of a many splendored freedom, that I wish to express myself,” she says.

What do we do here? Is it worship?

Several years ago, Rev. Rollert and the congregation explored a series of questions regarding “Wounded Words” – the words of religion that have wounded us or may have been wounded or co-opted by others.  As we talked about the word “Worship” she asked us this question: “What do we do here?”

Here’s the answer that came from the congregation:

What do we do here?
We gather together to play with ideas of the world and our place in it,
To celebrate, discuss, care, wonder and act,
To reconnect with what is important in life,
To reflect upon love, sorrow, joy, conflict, peace, complexity, and diversity,
To meet kindred souls for a special pause from the mundane,
To have our hearts and minds stretched and to be comforted that we are not alone,
To move further towards the heart’s truth,
To be grateful,
To be curious,
To search,
To commune,
To spend an hour of oneness in the mystery of “sacred stillness”....
To inspire and let ourselves be inspired,
To acknowledge the mystery of our short lives, and to admit that we haven’t got it all figured out.

We hold space.  We hold hearts.  We come together because things of worth are worth gathering for.