Welcome to Our Congregation!
The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa is a spiritual community of 500-plus people who come from many different backgrounds. We are made up of people from different religions, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations and socio-economic backgrounds. The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa dates back to the late 1800's.
We are seekers — looking for meaning and inspiration within the webs of our lives.
We are learners — growing in knowledge and understanding about ourselves, others, and the world around us.
We are builders — working together to create a supportive, inclusive community and a just, compassionate, and sustainable world.
We'd love you to visit!
If you are new to us...
We find that people visit or join us for many reasons. Perhaps you’re curious about a congregation that enjoys stimulating and thought-provoking discussions that incorporate the wisdom of all religions.
Maybe you’re seeking a community of like-minded people with a program for your children that will guide them to be moral, compassionate people. Or, you may just need an hour of spirituality and tranquility in the midst of a busy life.
Two ways to find out more about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation is to join us at a Sunday service, and to take our newcomer courses.
"...a free and responsible search for truth and meaning"
Our Minister John Marsh has a new entry published in the online Dictionary of UU Biography
The Online Dictionary of Unitarian Universalist Biography is a wonderful source of information about individuals who have guided our faith and those whose faith and values we share have influenced world history. Rev. Marsh now has two entries to his credit: the novelist Margaret Laurence and the educator and social reformer Samuel Gridley Howe. Howe's biography, just recently completed is this week's featured essay. The Online Dictionary of Unitarian Universalist Biography can be found at the following link: http://www25-temp.uua.org/uuhs/duub/index.html
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