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

December 2018

Sunday, December 16th
Stories of Sanctuary

- Rev. Diane Rollert with special guests, the Nakhla and Al Mohammad families, with music by Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and the Yellow Door Choir

Immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers come to Quebec and Canada looking for sanctuary. In our own small way as a spiritual community, we’ve done what we can to help. On this celebratory Sunday, we’ll share stories of finding sanctuary as well as hear music for the season. This is the Sunday when we we’ll sing and act out the Twelve Days of Christmas, a beloved annual tradition.

Sunday, December 23rd
A Sanctuary of Lessons and Carols —  Unitarian Style

- Rev. Diane Rollert with music by Wavesong and Sandra Hunt, Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert

We’ll create a time of true sanctuary as we sing songs of the season and share in a time of reflection together.

Sunday, December 30th
Tales from the 14th Century

- Julie Golick and Mark Abley with music by Sandra Hunt

A morning of tales from the saints told by Julie Golick, our beloved administrator. In her other life, Julie is a Medieval story teller par excellence. Julie will be joined by writer and poet Mark Abley.

See out full holiday calendar for December.

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.