Upcoming Services

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September 25, 2016
“An Inconvenient Invitation.”
Rev. J. P. Rodela. 

This fall’s GRU READS selection challenges us to engage in the national “Truth, Healing & Reconciliation” work.   Come join the conversation as we begin our exploration of themes from Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian:  A Curious Account of Native People in North America. 


October 2  “Roots Hold Me Close”  Rev. J. P. Rodela

October 9   “Thanksgiving:  On Bread and Breath”  Rev. J. P. Rodela with The Spirit of Life Choir

October 16   “Gimme Shelter”  Rev. J. P. Rodela

October 23   UNITUNEZ of GUELPH return for their annual musical celebration!

October 30   “Rhythm Revelations” with World Drummer MATT MEYER.

November 6   "Wings Set Me Free."  Rev. J. P. Rodela



Welcome to our Congregation!

 We are a liberal religious community that draws inspiration from its Judeo-Christian heritage as well as the wisdom of world religions, our direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder, the words and deeds of prophetic women and men, humanist teachings, and the spiritual teachings of Earth-centred traditions. We include believers, doubters, and seekers; those who pray, those who meditate, and those who pour their souls out in song. We pledge to support one another in our individual searches for truth and meaning. Will you join us?

We gather for our regular Sunday services at 10:30 AM. Located in Kitchener, we draw people from all over the Waterloo region. Visitors are warmly welcomed. Please follow us on Facebook to be notified of additional updates. 

On December 6, 2015, members of Grand River Unitarian Congregation voted unanimously to support Syrian refugee sponsorship.

On Sunday, November 15, 2015, the congregation danced in the aisles during the postlude to honour Allan and Lloy Grose, members who were moving away. Here's a video of Allan dancing with Mavis Kerr after the service a few years ago. We will all miss this joyful spirit!


On October 12, 2014, two fibre art pieces were installed on the chancel wall. Artist Karen Cummings, a member of the congregation, introduced the pieces.


In 2001 our congregation voted to become part of the Welcoming Congregation Program. This is a volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We consider this to be important because of the specifically religious prejudices that have made LGBTQ people unwelcome in so many houses of worship. Please see Rev. Jessica P. Rodela’s powerful sermon on LGBTQ bullying, “When Rainbows Fade.”