Copyright Unitarian Universalist Association
Q: How do I find your church?
We’re at 10804 119th Street. Our building is an old warehouse which we bought and renovated. The church entrance is on the side of the building, so when you see our sign, turn west into the lane and look for the church door.
Q: When are church services?
Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and last about an hour. Members often stay afterward for coffee.
Q: Do you have any programming for kids?
We have kids’ classes, a nursery and a quiet room on Sundays.
Q: What does Unitarian mean? Also, what does Unitarian Universalist mean?
Originally Unitarian meant someone who wasn’t a Trinitarian, someone who didn’t believe God was “three persons” in the Christian sense. Today Unitarians are people with a variety of beliefs who share certain core values, such as tolerance and living in harmony with Earth.
The Unitarian Church and the Universalist Church merged in 1961, creating Unitarian Universalism or UU. The Unitarian Church of Edmonton was formed in 1954, before the merger, and has retained its original name.
Q: How many members do you have?
UCE has about 210 members.
Q: How do you feel about LGBTQ people?
The Unitarian Church of Edmonton was an early supporter of gay rights, doing its first same-sex wedding in 1973. It’s something we’re very proud of.
Q: What do you do for fun?
We have a great choir that has sung everything from Mozart to ABBA. We have lots of soup Sundays where lunch is provided, plus an annual membership dinner with music and dancing. We have evening adult education classes. Church members can even be Sunday service leaders if they want. Ultimately, the fun comes from being part of a warm, lively community.