Traditional Lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and the homelands of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4.

Westwood Unitarian Congregation

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Welcoming Congregation

A compassionate community of free religious thought, inviting all people to rest, grow, and serve the world.

Welcoming Congregation Program

In June 2006 Westwood became certified as a Welcoming Congregation, which means we have completed the Welcoming Congregation curriculum from the Unitarian Universalist Association and have passed a congregational vote to affirm that we welcome the membership and active participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer and/or 2 spirited people and all others in the diverse rainbow spectrum.*

For more information about the Welcoming Congregation program, see the Canadian Unitarian Council web page on the Welcoming Congregations Program

*Language updated to reflect current usage (2019)

This Welcoming Congregation requests
the Honour of your Presence in Celebration of

Your Marriage to Your Beloved

On a date most appropriate in the year Two thousand and ??
In the Sanctuary of Westwood Unitarian Congregation?

R.S.V.P. 780-434-5819 and see our information on facility bookings!

Unitarian Universalist Association

Ongoing Affirmation

Westwood has undertaken activities such as worship services and workshops to increase our understanding of the LGBTQ2S+ community and to make the congregation a welcoming place. Unitarians have long supported the LGBTQ2S+ community and their fight for equal human rights. Historically, the congregation provided celebrations of union for many years before same sex marriage was a possibility, then provided Alberta licensed officiant services for marriage ceremonies.

Westwood has often taken part in Edmonton’s Pride Parade. On Saturday, June 13th 2009, we carried one piece – 125 feet – of the Pride Rainbow Project banner.

Westwood’s worship committee regularly invites LGBTQ2S+ speakers, the congregation has supported LGBTQ2S+ youth groups and charitable organzations, and we maintain open and fair employment practices.

Thinking About Gender


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Below you will find the upcoming events in the building, on-line and off site.