Sunday services
10:30 am each Sunday, September to June. Informal services in July and August.
Visitors are very welcome. Refreshments and conversation follow each service.
Childcare and children’s programs are offered on Sundays from September through June. Drop-ins are welcome. See upcoming service details in our calendar and newsletter.

Smoke & scents policy
We request that people please refrain from wearing perfumes, perfumed body products, or any other scented products at Westwood. There are those among us for whom illness is triggered by smoke and scents. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.

How do we worship?
Many elements contribute to our worship: music, meditation, words for reflection, stories, hymns, a sermon or address, poetry, and sharing joys and concerns.

We believe that our worship is inclusive and meaningful for people with differing beliefs and needs.

Worship committee
Our worship committee is responsible for the services. If you have questions, comments or ideas about worship at Westwood, please send them an e-mail or leave a message in the office at (780) 434-5819.


Special Services

In the first regular service after the summer break (September), we share stories of our summer experiences and reconnect for the coming year.

Winter Solstice
On the darkest day of the year – come and share the light with us! Westwood has held annual celebrations of Winter Solstice since 1987. We gather at City Hall for an afternoon or evening all-ages gathering. Enjoy a time of music, story, and celebration as we reaffirm our ties with nature and celebrate the return of light and longer days. The service is led by Anne Barker, minister of the Westwood Unitarian Congregation, and features Gordon Ritchie and his harp and Westwood choir, Harmonia.

For information about this year’s winter solstice celebration, visit Westwood’s calendar.

Flower Communion
Flower Communions are a long standing Unitarian tradition. By exchanging flowers, we show our willingness to walk together in our search for truth, disregarding all that might divide us. Each person takes home a flower brought by someone else – thus symbolizing and celebrating our community.

Summer Solstice
In June, we usually have a joyful celebration in the neighbourhood park with song and dance to mark the beginning of summer and longest day of the year.

Weddings and Ceremonies
Unitarians offer celebrations of birth and naming, marriage or partnership, or a life that has ended.

Our Minister and Lay Chaplains welcome the opportunity to adapt ceremonies to help people create a personalized experience.

For details, visit our page on rites of passage.

Upcoming Services

Strengthening Our Interdependent Web 10:30 am
Strengthening Our Interdependent Web
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Strengthening Our Interdependent Web
March 4, 2018 Topic: Strengthening Our Interdependent Web In “The Slight Edge”, author Jeff Olson argues that every movement is either an improvement or a decline – there is no…
Liz James: Things I No Longer Believe About Money 10:30 am
Liz James: Things I No Longer Believe About Money
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Liz James: Things I No Longer Believe About Money
March 11, 2018 Topic: Things I No Longer Believe About Money Come and hear what Liz has learned about money & privilege over the years. Her journey from middle class…
The Crosses We Bear 10:30 am
The Crosses We Bear
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
The Crosses We Bear
March 18, 2018 Topic: The Crosses We Bear Whether or not we find personal inspiration within the Christian story, the concept of ‘a cross to bear’ is one that many…
Redeeming Religion 10:30 am
Redeeming Religion
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Redeeming Religion
March 25, 2018 Topic: Redeeming Religion Atheists love to hate religion and the religious, but they often don’t understand what religion is doing. The goal of this  talk is to…