The Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga (UCM) is a religious community of individuals who are guided by compassion, reason and love on an individual search for truth and meaning.
We are a growing and diverse congregation. We find meaning and value in the rich and deep history of Unitarianism because our religious tradition draws inspiration from many sources including the wisdom of the world's faith traditions, nature, science, and contemporary thought.
The diversity of our religious beliefs resonates with the multicultural community in which we are located. UCM serves Peel (Brampton, Mississauga), Halton (Oakville, Burlington and Milton) and Etobicoke.
We light a chalice for the people of Paris, for the people of Beirut, for the people of Yola, for all those killed and injured by violent acts.
Our sixth principle lifts up a vision of a world united by peace. May we live into this ideal by refusing to give in to anger and fear, by not stereotyping on the basis of ethnicity or religion, and through dedicating ourselves to creating a welcoming and inclusive community,
So Say We All!
This year we begin a new experiment in spiritual deepening through Theme Based Ministry. Each month is devoted to a theme, which will be explored through services and in small groups. We will post resources on-line at uucmthemes.wordpress.com, paper copies will also be available. There will be questions to ponder and spiritual exercises to try. Upcoming themes include:
September - Listening
October - Purpose
November - Equity
December - Grace
Each year we address an overarching question which shapes our approach to each theme. This year we use the lens of being together, with the big question “What does it mean to be a people of…?” What does it mean to be a people of the mystery? What does it mean to be a welcoming people?
You are warmly encouraged to join one of our small groups. Each month a facilitated group of 6 to 8 people gather to share and reflect on their experience of the theme. We have a special group for parents, a weekday afternoon group, as well as a 401 northwest group. Each group meets monthly until June, spending two hours in conversation and reflection.
Contact our Director of Lifespan Learning, Pamela Smith Loeters for more details.