Upcoming Services

We have services every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.  You are warmly invited to join us.

Parents: Please visit our Children's Religious Exploration page for more information on programming in September and October until our classroom renovations are complete.

Sunday, January 14
“Exploring the Depths of Joy.”  
Melissa Horvath-Lucid.
Service Leader:  Janis Collins

Join Mel as she explores the work of Brené Brown's, in her book "Daring Greatly" and how this work informed and supported her through her grief journey to a deeper understanding of gratitude and joy as a means of comfort and support in times of grief and loss.

Melissa resides in Waterloo Ontario with her husband and 5 children.  She serves as the Executive Director for Unicamp and as Director of Congregational Life and Learning at the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph.

Sunday, January 21,
“WHATEVER:  Our Annual Youth Service.”

Service Coordinator:  Anne Dahmer

Our GRU Whatever Youth Group, with the Spirit of Life Choir, promises to be a lively exploration of the joys of being in community.

Sunday, January 29
“Cultivating Character.”

Rev. Lori Kyle.
Service Leader:  Ian Kent

An important aspect of our growth as humans is the development of our personal character.   On this Sunday we will explore author David Brooks’ take on character development, and how developing in this way has the potential to enrich our spiritual lives.

Sunday, February 5
“Unexpected Gratitude.”

Rev. Lori Kyle
Service Leader:  Janis Collins

All of us experience challenges in our lives. Enfolded in these challenges are opportunities for growth and insight that are often overlooked because we remain immersed in the difficulty. On Sunday we will explore broadening our perspective of challenges to appreciate the potential gifts they offer.

Sunday, February 11
"Refugee Sponsorship Stories"

Service Coordinator:  Christa Van Daele

The Refugee Sponsorship Team will share their stories of the meaningful connections made during the past year.

Sunday, February 18
[To be determined]
Rev. Lori Kyle.  
Service Leader:  Colin Read

[Watch this space for updates!]

Sunday, February 25
“The Inspiration of Rocket Robin.”

Rev. Lori Kyle.
Service Leader:  Mag Horman.

Integrating respect into our internal and external relations is a life-long process of lessons and learning.  Today we will hear about how one small creature taught an entire family much about respect.

Please stay for a Youth Group Souper Sunday Fundraiser followed by our Annual General Meeting.

Sunday, March 5
“Fairness vs. Forgiveness.”

Rev. Lori Kyle with the Spirit of Life Choir.
Service Leader:  Charlotte Innerd

As Unitarian Universalists, many of us are deeply moved by ideals fuelled by justice.  And from justice often emerges an appreciation for outcomes based on fairness.  Today we will explore how the an allegiance to fairness impacts our ability and willingness to embrace forgiveness.

Sunday, March 11
Community Justice Initiative Women's Prison Programs

Service Coordinator:  Pat Bowers

The Social Action Committee is sponsoring a speaker from the Community Justice Initiative to talk about women’s prison programs.

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this morning for Daylight Savings Time.

Sunday, March 18
“A Mystic Mosaic: How We Experience the Divine.”

Rev. Lori Kyle
Service Leader:  Margaret Insley

A common thread among faith traditions is the emphasis on meaning-making and experiencing the Sacred. What is not commonly shared is how this is manifested in belief about the Divine.  Today we will explore the myriad of ways faith groups define and experience the entity many refer to as God.

Sunday, March 25
“Our First Principle: A Harvester of Hope?”

Rev. Lori Kyle.
Service Leader:  Ian Kent

There has never been a time in world history when it has been so easy to question the worth of our First Principle.  Literally daily we learn of horrific acts of violence around the globe that challenge our  faith and hope that all people have worth and dignity.  On this Sunday we will explore the nature of these challenges, and how hopeful perseverance can influenced by our 1st Principle.

Sunday, April 1
"Celebration of Holy Foolishness"

Rev. Jess

Rev. Jess returns from sabbatical this morning to celebrate Holy Foolishness on this Easter Sunday.