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May 8, 2016
“Waking Up Together” 
Rev. Lynn Harrison with Service Leader Charlotte Innerd

With the easy availability of so much information, we can stay up-to-date on environmental issues…but the knowledge may be hard to carry alone.  Today we examine the role of community in our response to the climate crisis. Could the most important natural resource be each other?
Rev. Lynn Harrison was ordained in November, 2015, at her home congregation of Neighbourhood UU in Toronto. Currently a minister-at-large serving numerous congregations throughout Southern Ontario, Lynn is also the creator and host of “The Bridge: Connecting Song and Spirit,” an emerging UU ministry-and-music initiative taking place once a month at Toronto's Tranzac Club.

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May 15, 2016
“Being Earth” 

Rev. Lynn Harrison with Service Leader Charlotte Innerd and Worship Artist Gabi Rockenfield

As human beings, we’ve often seen ourselves as separate from the rest of the ecosystem, with disastrous results. Now we’re urgently called to understand ourselves differently. If rapid change is required, could spiritual growth be the key to the transformation?
Rev. Lynn Harrison was ordained in November, 2015, at her home congregation of Neighbourhood UU in Toronto. Currently a minister-at-large serving numerous congregations throughout Southern Ontario, Lynn is also the creator and host of “The Bridge: Connecting Song and Spirit,” an emerging UU ministry-and-music initiative taking place once a month at Toronto's Tranzac Club. 

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May 22, 2016
“Oh, Just Be Your Age!” 

Rev. Anne Treadwell, GRU Minister Emerita with Service Leader Margaret Insley  

My first title for this talk was Reclaiming Old Age, but on reflection I found this rather limiting – I'll be exploring stages of life, and wondering whether there are often too many expectations put on us.  Perhaps, as has been suggested elsewhere, we are really free to be you and me however young or old we are! 

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May 29, 2016
“Leadership Sunday:  Bolder Ways of Being” 

Rev. Jessica P. Rodela 

Rev. Jess and the elected delegates to the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Annual Conference and Meeting will share their experiences of gathering with Unitarian Universalists across the country for fun, fellowship, worship, and learning. 


 

Welcome to our Congregation!


 We are a liberal religious community that draws inspiration from its Judeo-Christian heritage as well as the wisdom of world religions, our direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder, the words and deeds of prophetic women and men, humanist teachings, and the spiritual teachings of Earth-centred traditions. We include believers, doubters, and seekers; those who pray, those who meditate, and those who pour their souls out in song. We pledge to support one another in our individual searches for truth and meaning. Will you join us?

We gather for our regular Sunday services at 10:30 AM. Located in Kitchener, we draw people from all over the Waterloo region. Visitors are warmly welcomed. Please follow us on Facebook to be notified of additional updates. 

On December 6, 2015, members of Grand River Unitarian Congregation voted unanimously to support Syrian refugee sponsorship.

On Sunday, November 15, 2015, the congregation danced in the aisles during the postlude to honour Allan and Lloy Grose, members who were moving away. Here's a video of Allan dancing with Mavis Kerr after the service a few years ago. We will all miss this joyful spirit!

 

On October 12, 2014, two fibre art pieces were installed on the chancel wall. Artist Karen Cummings, a member of the congregation, introduced the pieces.

 

In 2001 our congregation voted to become part of the Welcoming Congregation Program. This is a volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We consider this to be important because of the specifically religious prejudices that have made LGBTQ people unwelcome in so many houses of worship. Please see Rev. Jessica P. Rodela’s powerful sermon on LGBTQ bullying, “When Rainbows Fade.”