Some of the Frequently Asked Questions are answered below:

What is Unitarian Universalism?

Unitarian Universalism is a non-dogmatic liberal faith movement. As UUs we covenant to promote our Seven Principles, and create a welcoming community where members with diverse beliefs can come together to nurture meaning, hope, and reverence for the earth as we pursue a more just and compassionate world.

Why do we light a chalice at our worship services?

The flaming chalice is the religious symbol for Unitarian Universalism. We practice the shared tradition of lighting the flame of the chalice at the beginning of each worship service, uniting us in worship, and symbolizing the spirit of our work. For a more complete history and explanation of the flaming chalice symbol, click here.

Do you have a children’s program?

Yes we do! Our Religious Exploration program welcomes children each Sunday.

Do you perform weddings and other ceremonies?

We do not currently have a professional minister, however, in partnership with the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, Lay Chaplains are available to perform rites of passage ceremonies such as weddings, memorial services, and child dedications.

What should I wear to church?

There is no “dress code” and you will see everything from blue jeans to “Sunday best” worn by your fellow congregants. You may want to bring indoor shoes so you can remove your wet boots during slushy season!