To our Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist community, you can bring your whole self: your beliefs, your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart, your hopes and cares.
Our Lakeshore Congregation is not defined by “our beliefs” but rather by an eagerness to discuss, explore and celebrate all beliefs. We encourage spiritual growth and enable each in his or her “free and responsible search for truth and meaning” – wherever that may lead. We are guided by the principle of respecting the “inherent worth and dignity of every person” in our community and in the world.
Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honours everywhere we’ve been before.
We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our Seven Principles .
Our weekly services include the words and deeds from interesting speakers which can alternatively challenge, inspire and educate. We accept wisdom – and take inspiration – from the all world’s religions and earth-centred traditions to live an ethical and spiritual life. We also take guidance from the study and results of science.
We gather most every Sunday, except in summer, for a service that includes singing, children’s time, interesting talks, and great coffee and tea time conversation.
We are united in shared experience: our services, our spiritual education for children and youth, our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized.