Spirituality for Montreal’s Religiously Unaffiliated?

Spirituality without Religious Identity?

In our Lakeshore community, there is a near constant discussion on the role of spirituality and regular ceremonial celebrations.  We even debate what to call our “services.”   

Avoiding all ceremonial aspects could make the event seem too sterile.  Alternatively, too much ceremony … read more.

Communications Committee puts new site on-line

During a Membership and Communications Committee brainstorming session at Lakeshore last 31 March 2017, Timothy Byrnes suggested that building a new blog-compatible website could be the most cost-effective way of making what we offer as an inclusive spiritual community better known to the larger Montreal … read more.

Home Away from Home

Near the end of February 2018, I went on a two-week visit to my sister Carole who lives in New Smyrna Beach in Florida.   It is nice to visit family and also enjoy some respite from the tough winter we had this year.  I … read more.

At last! Canadian anthem is gender neutral

Last night the Canadian Senate passed a private-member’s bill making the National Anthem gender neutral.

Words will change from “in all thy son’s command” to “in all of us command” after royal assent.


Personally, I find this a great step forward for inclusiveness. When singing O Canada, … read more.

Remembrance Today

We honour the soldiers who battled on the front lines

Who sacrificed for a cause and their country

Even ending their time



War is filled with stories of great heroism and valour  … but in itself is a shame

All sides claim to be righteous

Often even pray to … read more.

Non-Denominational Christmas Celebration

A Non-Denominational Christmas Celebration for all Montrealers will take place in Lachine on Christmas Eve 2017

Our Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation (LUUC) will have an incredible Christmas season service full of music and poetry on December 24, 2017, starting at 5:30 pm.  We welcome our Montréal community … read more.

Report on First Long-range Planning Meeting

The Long-range Planning Committee tasked with exploring ways to expand the Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation‘s membership met on Monday, November 13. The committee is tasked with exploring ways to best deploy (or not) our financial and other resources. The meeting was well attended and … read more.

Comment on “Honouring the Cappuccinos”

After a very successful evening at a fund raising dinner for Child Haven International last Saturday, our congregation took the opportunity during our Sunday service to honour the close relationship we have had over the years with Bonnie and Fred Cappuccino.

Various members of the congregation … read more.

Long-range planning for our congregation

As part of our community’s on-going reflections on stewardship, we need to think not only about fundraising but also about how we spend our money. To this end, the Annual General Meeting in June 2017 adopted the following resolution:

To strike a committee to reflect on the uses … read more.