Upcoming Services

JOIN US Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.


Spring 2017: GRU READS Atul Gawande’s BEING MORTAL.


May 28, 2017
"Wake, Now, My Vision."
Rev. Jessica P. Rodela.
Are you reticent to talk about Unitarian Universalism?  Should we learn to be UUvangelists? Come and learn how to better articulate our faith.

June 4, 2017

Lyn McGinnis with Rev. Jessica P. Rodela.
It’s Pride Week in KW – how do we live into our commitment of being a Welcoming Congregation to the LGBTQ community?

June 11, 2017
"Last, Not Least."

Rev. Jessica P. Rodela.
Author Atul Gawande writes: “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.”  But what constitutes a “good life”?  Unitarian Universalist professor Randy Pausch, facing his last weeks of living delivered this challenge in his Last Lecture: “The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.” (Join Rev. Jess in the sanctuary for a post-sermon discussion at 12:15).

June 18, 2017
"The Good Stuff: Reflections on Father's Day."

Rev. Jessica P. Rodela.
Author Robert Fulghum’s daughter entrusted him with a set of keepsakes that remind him of the treasures of parenthood. What relics and rituals of fatherhood are we entrusted with?  

June 25, 2017
"Flower Communion: Long Live the Weeds."

Rev. Jessica P. Rodela and Julie Taylor
UUs of all ages will join us for singing and celebration at our annual Flower Communion.    You are invited to bring any flower and will be invited to take a different one away with you as a symbol of our commitment to diversity.  After our short interactive service upstairs, we’ll head outside to our own GRU backyard for our annual congregational picnic.



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. 


Unitarian Universalism - Are We What You've Been Looking For?

Grand River Unitarian Congregation is a proud member of the Canadian Unitarian Council's Welcoming Congregation Program. We warmly welcome and include people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. For more information, please visit Our History and scroll down midway to the Welcoming Congregation logo.