Upcoming Services

October's theme is WHOLENESS  (think: integrity, self-compassion, self-awareness, and self-acceptance).


October 5, 2014 10:30 AM

“Messing Up, Moving On.”
Rev. Jessica P. Rodela and the Spirit of Life Choir directed by Curtis Dueck

Key to the practice of compassion is the art of forgiveness.  But what does that really mean?  Can we learn to forgive ourselves as well as others?  

October 12, 2014 10:30 AM

“Perfect Turkey.”
Rev. Jessica P. Rodela

Self-compassion begins with releasing the quest for perfection. 

Our annual food drive concludes this Sunday.  Please bring canned goods (proteins are particularly needed) to the front of the sanctuary for our collection in support of the local food bank.

October 19, 2014 10:30 AM

“Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast - Take 2”
Christopher Wulff

We are touched by the earth and by the hands of so many when we break bread together, the interdependent web of labourers in the fields, scientists in the labs, bakers at the oven in the early morning light. What do customs of gratitude and grace tell us about meaning and connection in our own lives?  

Christopher is a seminary student studying for UU ministry; he completed a field education placement with GRU last year.

October 26, 2014 10:30 AM

“Who Are You?”
Rev. Jessica P. Rodela

In our lives we play many roles, and may wear many masks.  How do we reconcile our quest for integrity with our many facets of being?

November 2, 2014 10:30 AM

Let the Day Begin.”
Rev. Jessica P. Rodela and Friends with the Spirit of Life Choir

When did you know you were a Unitarian Universalist?  Come hear the stories of people who found a home at Grand River Unitarian Congregation. 

This service is followed by our annual catered Canvass lunch  – please plan to stay for the full experience!


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.

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.”