Adult Religious Exploration

We have a variety of religious exploration and social programs for adults including classes, retreats, and drop-in groups. For more information,  email

Adult Classes and Retreats

None at this time

Theme-Based Listening Circles (TLCs)

Unlike some religious traditions that emphasize concepts of sin and forgiveness, Unitarian Universalism responds to the challenge of the human longing for connection. We see ourselves and many around us hungering to re-connect to our deepest selves, life’s gifts and needs greater than our own.

At the Unitarian Church of Calgary, we bring together individuals with differing needs, gifts and beliefs, and we are inspired and encouraged to live life as an expression of our common values. We do this by creating an environment and opportunities for contemplation and celebration, loving interactions with one another, lifelong learning, and engagement in social action, together or individually. All of this is supported by the deep listening that takes place in small groups – our Theme-Based Listening Circles (TLCs).

TLCs are held towards the end of the month at various times throughout the city, and beyond. This is an invitation to reflect, participate, and experience a deeper sense of connection.

For more information, email the coordinator.


Drop in Groups

Buddhist Meditation Group

Our church is home to the Wildrose Sangha.

In the Vietnamese tradition of Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, we sit for 25 minutes of silent meditation, practice tea meditation, chant briefly and discuss Buddhist philosophy and practice. Please bring a pillow or bench – chairs are also available. There is no cost and no experience required. Everyone is welcome!

Times & Dates: 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Mondays 
on hold

The group also organizes an annual meditation retreat in Canmore and bi-monthly days of mindfulness.

Moving with Spirit: Dances of Universal Peace

All are welcome to celebrate the spirit within and experience the joy of connecting with music, movement and song. Create sacred space for peace, healing and community – with our bodies, voices and spirits. All ages and abilities welcome.

No registration required. Free will offering.

Time & Dates: Sundays, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, fall through winter, dates TBD, on hold for now
Location: Wickenden Hall
Contact: Ronnie Joy Leah and Friends

Stitching Circle

Stitching Circle for quilters, sewers, knitters, and others. Bring a handiwork project (quilting, sewing, knitting, etc.) that you would like to complete in the company of others. Bring whatever supplies and equipment you need, task lighting, extension cords, and any kind of handwork that’s relatively easy to transport. This is on a drop-in basis, so those who wish to attend a particular session should ensure that someone with a key will be in attendance.

Times & Dates: 10:00 am to 12 noon every other Wednesday from March 5th to June 26th, on hold for now
Location: Location varies and will be listed in the church calendar. Wickenden Hall if free.
Contact: Carolyn Preston