Our Services

About Our Services

We will now offer Sunday services in 2 ways:
1) – on Zoom webinar
2) – in Panabaker Hall at full seating capacity without any requirement for masking during the service. Children are welcome to be present with their parents.

We gather together in spiritual community because we need constant reminders of what matters most in life. In a world of heartbreak and dehumanization, our congregations and communities call us to our better selves. We learn to live with more wisdom, more connection, and more compassion.

Our Services are weekly reflections that weave together our own thoughts and experiences with music, beauty, poetry, and words that both comfort and challenge. Our programs for all ages inspire us, and awaken us to our capacities to make a difference in our own lives and in the world.

We are inspired not just by religious sources but by the people with whom we journey: the diverse and spirited Unitarian Universalists.

Connect with us to join in.

What to expect in Services

Our services vary in style: from formal services to informal “Spirit Jams”, from traditional row seating to seating in a circle or breaking out into small groups. Typically, elements of our services include:

  • Words of welcome
  • Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
  • A multigenerational segment, such as a “story for all ages”
  • Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
  • A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
  • A meditation or prayer
  • Readings—ancient or contemporary
  • A reflection given by a professional minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
  • An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation. Half of the unidentified donations are given to our 4 Others” program for justice work in the community.
  • We usually close by holding hands and singing a blessing

From time to time, services incorporate holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies.

Our services last 60-75 minutes​. After the service there is a time for fellowship and refreshments, and sometimes a shared lunch​.

We offer childcare and learning programs for children and youth on Sunday mornings, September through June, and childcare during July and August.

Watching Services On Line

Sunday Services are broadcast via the Zoom platform.

Here’s how the day runs.

  • Sunday service will run from 10:30 am – 11:30 or so.
    Attendees can’t use their microphone or webcam, but you can communicate with the speakers using the chat facility. The Order of service is available online.  If you wish, you may download it so you can print it and refer to it during the service.
  • Coffee hour will start after the service and run until 12 pm.

Click these links to attend by computer or tablet

To join by telephone

Call 587 328 1099. The  meeting id is 853 1955 2696# for the coffee meetings, and 923-914-002# for the service. If you are asked for a password, use 1703. 

Having trouble connecting?

Send an email to zoomhelp@calgaryunitarians.ca and somebody will help you join in.

If you haven’t used Zoom previously on your computer, use this download link to install it ahead of time.

Recordings of online services can be seen on our YouTube channel.