11135-65 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6H 1W3 · Traditional Lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and the homelands of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4
PLEASE NOTE THAT WESTWOOD CURRENTLY IS WITHOUT A LAY CHAPLAIN
We recommend the Unitarian Church of Edmonton for local Unitarian Universalist rites of passage services.
Canadian Unitarian Universalist Chaplains serve the community by performing:
- Weddings (officially licensed by the Government of Alberta or their province/territory of residency)
- Funerals and memorial services
- Child dedications
- Handfasting blessings
- Other ceremonies recognizing significant life passages such as reaffirming vows, dissolution of a relationship, coming of age, loss of a pet, graduation, or retirement.
Our Lay Chaplains welcome the opportunity to adapt ceremonies to the needs and wishes of the celebrants, thus creating a personalized experience. Using the services of a Westwood Lay Chaplain allows couples or families the opportunity to mark a life passage in a spiritual way, even if they do not subscribe to any particular religion.
Our Lay Chaplains are flexible as to the location of the ceremony, be it at Westwood Unitarian Congregation, a chapel or a more informal venue.
Westwood members are encouraged to contact the Lay Chaplain committee if interested in learning more about serving Westwood and the wider Edmonton community as a Lay Chaplain. Training is provided through the Canadian Unitarian Council.