Sunday Services

Services are held every Sunday morning at 10:30 am (unless noted) in our Sanctuary, 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 Service

All services start at 10:30 am (unless noted).
Text and audio versions of past sermons are available

January 2019

January 6, 2019

Gather ‘Round the Mystery of the Fire: Annual Fire Communion
Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Sandra Hunt
Join Rev. Diane for a Sunday of reflecting on the mysteries that life may hold for us as we enter the New Year. We’ll share in our annual fire communion. Adults and children of all ages are invited to join us for a magical morning as we watch last year’s worries go up in smoke.

January 13, 2019
The Tranquil Star
Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and Louise Halperin
How infinite is the universe, how brief our lives. Drawing inspiration from a short story by Primo Levi, we’ll consider humanity’s place within the mystery of the cosmos.

January 20, 2019
Voices of Mystery
Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Brooke Dufton, soprano, Geneviève Jalbert and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
In every relationship there remains an element of mystery. Each of us perceives the world differently, and we can never fully know the other. Yet what beauty there can be in trying! On this interactive Sunday, we’ll make room for many voices to be heard as we share thoughts about our understandings of the mysteries of faith.

January 27, 2019
Before Birth and After Death
Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and the Parts in Peace Choir
A child asks, “Where was I before I was born? Where will I go when I die?” and her parents find themselves at a loss for words. “Does it matter?” they wonder. Still the child hungers for answers to the questions that humans have been asking since the beginning of time. Maybe we can live with the mystery. Or maybe we need religion, philosophy or science to guide us and comfort us as we face the unknown.

See past sermons here.

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.