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.

October 2019

Sunday, October 6, 10:30 a.m.
The Promise of the Rainbow
- Katharine Childs, with music by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and Lilias Lippert
As we begin our month of engaging with the theme of Covenant, join us for an all-ages service exploring the story of Noah and the Flood, and the Covenant, or sacred promise, which the God of the book of Genesis made to the Hebrew people. What can this story, and the symbol of the rainbow, teach us as Unitarian Universalists?

Sunday, October 13, 10:30 a.m.
Gratitude and Mending Treaties
- Rev. Diane Rollert, with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
From our smallest agreements with ourselves to our most sacred treaties, it seems as though it is human nature to make promises we don’t keep. By practicing gratitude can we mend what is broken?

Sunday, October 20, 10:30 a.m.
A Covenant with Life and Death
- Rev. Diane Rollert and Dr. Catherine Jarvis, with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert
For many years, Rev. Diane Rollert and Dr. Catherine Jarvis have been working together on interfaith projects. Today they join forces to talk about the meaning of
being in covenant with life and death from two very different religious perspectives. This service is planned in conjunction with Projection Week, a project sponsored by the McGill Council of Palliative Care to encourage Montrealers to reflect on living well and being unafraid to talk about the end of life.

Dr. Jarvis is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she has served as the Director of Public Affairs for the Quebec Area since 2011. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal and has been involved in organizing their annual Interfaith EcoAction Event since 2012. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University and practices family medicine at the CLSC Cote Des Neiges where she also teaches Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

Sunday, October 27, 10:30 a.m.
As a Spiritual Community
- Rev. Diane Rollert, music by Sandra Hunt
“As a spiritual community, we welcome and nurture, we inspire and challenge, we take action in the world.” Is this the covenant we hold with each other? Join us for an interactive Sunday as we explore what it means to be part of this community and the covenantal faith we call Unitarian Universalism.

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.