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 spiritual home or community of like-minded people. Perhaps you are looking for 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.
We'd love you to stay.
The are numerous ways to become involved in congregational life. See the Lifespan Learning Guide for courses you may be interested in. Read our newsletter to find out what is happening. Find out about membership here and get information about our newcomer courses.
"...a free and responsible search for truth and meaning"
Sundays, 10:30 am
For a full description of each service, click here.
Listening to the Unfamiliar
-A.J. Galazen and John Marsh
Multisensory Service – Thanksgiving, listening through all our senses
-Liz Roper and others
United Nations Sunday
-Guest Speaker: Irvin Waller
Listening to Those We Love
-Linda Goonewardene and John Marsh
Listen to Past Sermons
You can reach someone in the office weekdays from 9 am until 4 pm. Note: the entire church is closed on Fridays during the summer. Regular hours resume Monday, August 17th.