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.
A Year of Themes in Review - Sunday, June 26th
Come along to this year-end salon service. We have covered ten themes this year. Please bring a favourite reading, poem or thought from your chosen theme to share during this informal service to mark the last Sunday of our church year.
All are invited whether you wish to share or simply listen.
With service leader Wendy Shusterman
We light a chalice for the LGBTQ community of Orlando, Florida, who are dealing with the terrible massacre at the Pulse nightclub. We light a chalice for all those who are targets of hate because of their sexuality, gender, religion, or ethnicity.
Our first principle lifts up the inherent worth and dignity of every person. May we live this truth by being a warm, welcoming and safe community for LGBTQ people. May we speak out against bigotry and for strong gun control laws.
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:
March - Resilience
April - Interdependence
May - Evolution
June - Playful
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.