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JOIN US Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m

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May’s theme is COURAGE.

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May 31, 2015  “A Climate of Change.” 
Lynn Harrison with musical guest Tony Turner.” 
 Service Leader:  Rev. Jess

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.

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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June’s theme is COMPASSION.

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June 7, 2015  “Young UUns.” 

GET READY TO ROCK. You will not want to miss out on this groovy good time! This year the Youth of GRU will be sharing their experiences about being a UU Youth. From the First-Time-Con-Goers to the staff at this years' CanUUdle (youth conference in junction with the ACM) we have experiences and stories to share about being a UU in our faith! Points will be awarded to congregants who show up wearing bright, sparkly, and sequin covered attire. 

The service will include a bridging ceremony for the grade 12+ youth in the group

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June 14, 2015  “On Finding a Sure Shore.” 
Rev. Jessica Rodela.

Cast into the deep, how do we regain a sense of groundedness?

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June 21, 2015  Flower Communion:  “Thorns and All.” 
Liz James with Rev. Jess.  

Unitarian Universalists have a tradition of being welcoming towards gender and sexual diversity.  What does that mean in a modern world—how do we draw the circle of who is in and out? What makes this issue a “UU” issue—why should we care?  

Please bring  flowers to share for this special annual celebration, a rich ceremony unique to our Unitarian faith.

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June 28, 2015  “Living Ethically, 9 to 5.” 
Judith Koeller & Friends  

How do we live ethically in our 9 to 5? How can our values fit with the way we spend our days? Several GRU members share stories of challenges, changes and quest for balance while working, studying, parenting, volunteering and more.

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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.”