Follow Up to Discussion: “On Fire” by Naomi Klein

Our discussion on Sunday, February 9 about Naomi Klein’s book On Fire underlined the extent of the climate problem and the importance of taking collective action. We talked about: The challenge of acting on a crisis that feels so overwhelming Existing organizations at the local, provincial and federal levels that we could work with  The … Read more

Federal Consultation on Assisted Dying

The federal government has announced a public consultation on the changes regarding the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation. Dying with Dignity has provided some background resources for you to read before you fill out the online survey. Have your say and complete the survey by January 27, 2020. From Dying With Dignity: On Monday, … Read more

Canadian UU Women’s Association Call for Submissions

The Canadian U*U Women’s Association invites submissions of personal reflections, Worship materials including readings and sermons, artwork, study or reflection questions, and poetry for its annual IWD package. The theme this year is Wisdom. Last year we published an extensive selection of poetry and beautiful artwork in our package. This year, we are particularly interested … Read more

Making Meaning (August Discussion)

Follow up to the August 13 TED Talk On August 13th, we explored how language shapes the way we think and had the chance to engage with the topic of cross-cultural communication as a group.  Thank you to those who attended this very interesting discussion. Below are the links to the two videos that we … Read more

Nick LePan: Foyer Gallery Artist

Our Fellowship member Nick LePan is the current artist featured in the Foyer Gallery, at the entrance to our Fellowship at 400 McArthur Ave! Nick’s show offers many reasonably priced works that will be on display until late July. Visit for more info online, and come in to 400 McArthur Ave. to see Nick’s … Read more

Awakening: Coming to UUism

On May 26th, Mark Mueller referenced the following publication created by Rev. Steven Epperson, of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, which asks ministers from across Canada: “What do you wish people knew about Unitarian Universalism?

Pact for a Green New Deal

The Canadian Unitarian Council is one of 65 organizations that launched this movement on May 6th, calling on Canadians to ensure their leaders: meet the demands of Indigenous knowledge and science and cut Canada’s emissions in half in 11 years while protecting cultural and biological diversity.  oversee a rapid, inclusive and far-reaching transition to deeply reduce … Read more

Climate Emergency motion

On April 24th Ottawa City Council will vote on the Climate Emergency Motion 6-2. The Motion has been adopted by the Environment Committee. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa sent the following letter to City Council in support of the motion, and several members of our Social Action Cluster attended the demonstration at City Hall … Read more

High Horizons – One Last Time

Our Fellowship has long participated in the High Horizons lunch program at MacKay United Church. It’s been a regular Tuesday outing for disabled adults and their caregivers, and we do our part by bringing sandwiches and cookies or squares for lunch, volunteering in the kitchen for preparation and cleanup, and entertaining after lunch by leading … Read more

Whole Hearted Living

Caroline Balderston Parry was our guest speaker on December 2nd, speaking to the monthly theme: Whole-Hearted Living. Copyright © Caroline Balderston Parry. All rights reserved.

Spiritual Atheism – Brandon Milk

On September 23rd, in our month of “Possibilities,” fellowship member Brandon Milk delivered this talk on Spiritual Atheism: Copyright © Brandon Milk. All rights reserved.

A Flourish of Possibilities: Caroline Balderston Parry

Caroline Balderston Parry was our guest speaker on September 16th. Opening Words – “For Longing” a poem by John O’Donohue:   The Sermon – “A Flourish of Possibilities” by Caroline Balderston Parry:   Copyright © Caroline Balderston Parry. All rights reserved.

Mary Dubash, 1924-2018

It is with sadness that we announce that long-time Fellowship member, Mary Dubash, has died. From her daughter, Anneke: Mom had a fall late Friday evening (Sept. 21). At the hospital, it was determined that she had suffered a broken hip and pelvis. Sadly, she deteriorated steadily over the weekend. At 12:15 Tuesday morning, she … Read more

Theme for March: Presence

The Hand-made’s Tale Featured Film – Pride (2014) (available on Canadian Netflix) As a lesbian and gay rights group fights for equality in 1980’s UK, they see that striking miners face many of the same of challenges in seeking dignity and recognition.  This story gives witness to the power of presence – being there – … Read more