Worship

The Avalon Unitarian Fellowship is lay-led, and encourages the involvement of members and friends in all aspects of its congregational life, from leading Sunday services and sharing musical skills to making coffee and providing member care. Our community invites diversity, and welcomes all who want to engage in spiritual exploration and growth.

Our worship program, called Many Ways to Sundays and facilitated by our members making use of a wide variety of resources, reflects our diversity and participatory values. Every Sunday can be a different experience. One week we might hear a sermon drawn from the broader Canadian Unitarian community, and another week we might express our spirituality through a creative writing exercise. Some services are structured around a period of sharing from our personal spiritual journeys in small-group conversations. Other services in the recent past have engaged participants in storytelling or pondering poetry.

At selected times throughout the year, we offer an Intergenerational service, built around the telling of a carefully chosen story to engage all ages in celebration and reflection. We tell the story together as a Readerís Theatre, with the script and some props being provided on the morning itself. These well-attended events are playful and relaxed celebrations, with no rehearsals being called, lots of openings for contributions of musical and dramatic talent, and even the readers donít know in advance how the full story will unfold!

[Resources for worship leaders]

Please join us for Sunday services, held at:

The Retired Citizens' Association,
10 Bennett Avenue
St. John's, NL

Sundays 10:30 a.m.

We invite you to stay for refreshments and conversation
following the service.

Upcoming Services:

Dec 14: Topic TBA
~ Rev. Penny Allderdice ~ 

Dec 21: Intergenerational Service & Song Circle
~
Tammy MacLeod ~  

Dec 28: Fire Communion
~ Carol Butler & Vyda Ng ~
We will reflect on the year just past, and consider our intentions for the year ahead.

 

[past services archive]


 


 

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