Elora & Fergus Unitarian-Universalists
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Elora & Fergus
Unitarian Church

P.O. Box 3
Fergus, Ontario
Canada N1M 2W7
Last update:
April 26. 2016

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Who We Are

Our congregation was founded on April 11, 1994 and is relatively young among other Unitarian Universalist communities in Canada.

Our religious movement is founded on a tradition of reason, freedom and religious tolerance.  We welcome individuals whose spiritual quest is a personal search for truth and meaning.  We invite you to get to know us.  We are a lay-led congregation which enables us to be very diverse in our services and we reach out to the community in many ways, one of them to conduct Rites of Passage (weddings, memorial services etc) by licensed Lay-Chaplains.

See also the Are you being Spiritually Fed? at the end of the screen below. We have a strong need for social action while also wanting spirituality in our lives and spirituality does not mean much without action as well. To emphasize both needs can be a tall order to fill, and every year we try to organize a balanced set of Sunday Services to accomplish this, depending on what speakers are available.

Here's what we do:

  • Our Sunday morning worship services address differing spiritual needs, blending them into a sacred whole. Leadership is shared between our Sunday Services planning committee and guest speakers.
  • Our religious education for young people asserts the unique gifts of each child, drawing from our principles and from the wisdom of many religious traditions.
  • Our adult programs offer opportunities to learn and grow in a group setting, with a wide range of topics drawn from excellent religious education materials.
  • Our Social Action expresses how we strive for justice, equity and compassion as individuals, as a religious community and as part of our larger community.
  • Our social events offer a chance to interact with other members in a non-Sunday setting, sometimes with children included, sometimes with adults only.
  • Every year round we sponsor and organize the Unitarian Bean Project to supply and distribute over 70,000 pounds of beans to the hungry throughout Ontario.
  • We have two lay-chaplains who are licensed to conduct Weddings and other Rites of Passage (child / name dedications, memorials, funerals, cremations, coming of age, retirement, sage and croning, house blessings

Below are a few videos that may help you understand what Unitarian Universalism is all about.

"Are you being Spiritually Fed?"

Spirituality can be at the core of a healthy life, and yet we often neglect that aspect of ourselves because it's so difficult to quantify or even describe.  But if you feel a void, then it's time to make a change from the inside out.  If the path you've taken doesn't offer you peace, meaning, and purpose, then step off it and investigate new experiences.  This could be as simple as trying meditation or as far-reaching as studying a new religion.  Don't be afraid to explore new spiritual options, like our congregation, do join us for our Sunday service a couple of times. We are relatively casual and unlike a true dogma or creed, we have seven wonderful principles, which we strive to adhere to.

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