Upcoming Services

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

April 21, 2019. “Earthly Redemption: On Easter, Extinction, and Earth Day.”
Rev. Jess.

Pope Francis says: “Listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, who suffer most because of the unbalanced ecology.” This Easter we will explore the connections between climate change and human injustice and inequality. What sacrifices and commitments might we be willing to make to make the world a better place?

April 28, 2019. “The Religious Experience.”
Rev. Fred Cappuccino with Rev. Jess.

The classic religious experience was that of St Paul on the road to Damascus. Paul immediately stopped persecuting Christians, and became one himself. Many religious people have devoted their lives to seeking a religious experience. One fellow named Mert asked (Methodist) Bishop Quayle, "Bishop, How can I have an experience of God?" The bishop said, "Well, Mert, Go into a deep forest…." Rev. Fred, co-founder of Child Haven International, promises to finish this story when he returns to Grand River Unitarian’s pulpit this Sunday!

May 5, 2019 “Lord of the Rings: The Lessons of Lore.”
Rev. Jess and Friends.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy provides inspiration for a number of our GRU members and friends, who have been invited to reflect on its lessons about power, fellowship, courage, and hope.
This is a ‘SHARE THE PLATE’ Sunday benefiting Habitat for Humanity. 

May 12, 2019 “Sing in My Heart.” 
Rev. Jess with the Spirit of Life Choir directed by Rich Hrytzak

We sing it every week.  Many of us know the words by heart.  We named our choir after it.  But do you know the story behind our beloved song “Spirit of Life”?   On this Mother’s Day we pay tribute to composer/activist Carolyn McDade. 

May 19, 2019 “To Question, Truly, Is an Answer.” 
Rev. Jess.   
Our annual Question Box Sermon is early this year!  This Sunday YOU get to decide the topics and the readings.  

May 26, 2019 “Seeing the Trees in the Forest.”  
Nicole McKay, UU Seminary Student with Service Leader Margaret Insley
In the complexity of our lives, in its fullness, we can miss the everyday graces and love notes meant to call us on our way. The spirit of our lives is actively reaching out to us; are we listening? Together, we will explore the ways in which that still, small voice speaks to us and open our hearts to its guidance.    
Nicole McKay is a Unitarian Universalist seminarian studying at the University of Toronto. She is preparing to answer her call to become a UU military chaplain. 

*SAVE THE DATE:  Our annual Flower Communion and Picnic will be June 23rd.  Bring a flower for the chancel as we celebrate gratitude and honour diversity.  *