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

May 2019

Theme of the Month: Trust

Download the monthly themed packet here.

May 5th, 2019
Stone Soup: Trusting We Have Enough
Rev. Diane Rollert, Katharine Childs, music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
As we gather for our all-ages service before BidSunday, we'll explore the classic folk tale Stone Soup. What magic, abundance, and delicious things can happen when each of us brings a little bit of our time, talent, and treasure?  Join us to celebrate the gifts that each of us bring to our community!

Note: This is will be a shorter than usual service, followed by our BidSunday service auction and festivities. Immediately following BidSunday, many of us will travel together to join a human chain of inclusion in support of religious and individual freedom of conscience. See details elsewhere in this newsletter and in the upcoming Week at Glance.

May 12th, 2019
Trusting the World Will Still Be Here
Rev. Diane Rollert, music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
Oh Mother Earth, will you still be a loving home to the many generations to come? On this Mother’s Day Sunday, we consider the greatest mother of us all, and the trust it takes to bring children into the world today.  

May 19th, 2019
When Trust is Broken: Models of Repair
Rev. Diane Rollert and Imam Musabbir Alam, music by Sandra Hunt
How fortunate are the few who have never experienced having their trust betrayed in some way, large or small. The truth is, most of us have had a precarious relationship with trust at some point in our lives. This Sunday we’ll explore some models for repairing trust and healing our souls.  Imam Musabbir Alam, co-founder of the Canadian Muslim Alliance, will join Rev. Diane to share in the exploration of this topic, in recognition of the month of Ramadan.

May 26th, 2019
Trusting in the Grace of Aging
Carole Tenbrink, music by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and Lillias Lippert
The prospect of growing older and living through physical and mental changes can seem daunting. This Sunday, spoken-word performance artist Carole Tenbrink will share her own story of learning how to trust and embrace the grace of aging.

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.