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
here.

July 2019

We’re really pleased to introduce our summer worship service coordinators, Caite Clark and Camellia Jahanshahi. Caite and Camellia are familiar faces here, both working on our Religious Education staff and as part of our concierge team. Both have excellent qualifications and complementary skills in leading worship and organizing events.

Our summer season begins on June 30 and ends on September 1 (Rev. Diane Rollert, Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and Katharine Childs will return to lead services on Sunday, September 8) .

Our summer services are more intimate and a great time to hear from our members and friends. If you’d like to participate in a summer service by contributing a reflection, playing music, or being a greeter, please contact Caite and Camellia at the summer services email address: summerservices@ucmtl.ca. For more information on Sunday services happening over the summer, visit our This Month page.

CALL FOR SERMON SUBMISSIONS:

Interested in sharing a reflection and leading a service during the summer? Reach out to Caite and Camellia at summerservices@ucmtl.ca before July 15th with a possible theme and available dates!

We are happy to help with brainstorming and editing with those who need it. We'll ask you to meet with one or both of us a week before to go over your reflections and make sure you feel your most confident. Thanks so much and we look forward to hearing from you all!

CALL FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS:

The beloved poetry Sunday is back! July 14th, we invite you to join us for a service full of poetry and wonder.

To help make this happen, we invite you to submit your favorite poems and tell us whether or not you'd want to read them yourself or would prefer simply to hear it instead. Please submit to summerservices@ucmtl.ca by July 10th. We can't wait to hear from you all!

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.