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April’s theme is WISDOM.

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April 26, 2015  “Mood More Than Logic.”
Rev. Fred Cappuccino with Service Leader Rev. Jess.

The talk is inspired by a truism from Jean Chretien: “The public is moved more by mood than logic, by instinct more than reason, and that is something every politician must make use of or guard against.”  Fred will also touch on Alice Munro, Al Franken, and Peter Morales, current president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Rev. Fred is a co-founder of Child Haven International. 

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May’s theme is COURAGE.

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May 3, 2015  “To Be Famous, To Be Free.” 
Rev. Jessica Purple Rodela. 

Living and dying are acts of courage.  Are you the hero of your own life?

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May 10, 2015  "An Ode to Yes.”
[Mother’s Day]
Rev. Jessica Purple Rodela.  

One three-letter word can lead to so much trouble, so much love, and so much transformation.   Leap, and the net will appear!

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May 17, 2015  “On Courage”
Rev. Anne Treadwell, GRU Minister Emerita.

Courage means to me the willingness to risk one's well-being for the sake of a greater good.  A compassionate life often calls for this kind of courage.  How can we overcome the fears which "dis-courage" our potential for acting compassionately even in the face of opposition?  Let's ponder this together.

Service Leader:  Margaret Insley. 

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May 24, 2015  “The Courage to Be UU.”
[Leadership Sunday]

Rev. Jess and Delegates will share what they learned at the Canadian Unitarian Council’s conference sessions:  Will we “Find Ourselves in the Rhythm”?  Can we achieve “Truth, Healing and Reconciliation”? “How Can Canadian UUs Live Out Social Justice” or establish “A Sustainable Future”?  Come hear what we learned. 

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May 31, 2015  “A Climate of Change.” 
Lynn Harrison with musical guest Tony Turner.  

Changing weather patterns, an environment at risk…we’re living in a climate of change that can feel overwhelming. And yet, this may also be a time of courage, hope and action as we work together toward positive change. This Sunday, inspirational music will support a message of active hope in these crucial times.

Service Leader:  Rev. Jess

Lynn Harrison is a Candidate for UU Ministry, recently graduated with a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel College (University of Toronto). Lynn is also an award-winning singer-songwriter in the Canadian folk tradition and a colleague of guest musician Tony Turner.

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Welcome to our Congregation!


 Closing the service with a song. Photo by John SmirniosWe 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 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.”