Wondering how to hold an event at Westwood?
Planning a wedding, memorial service, child dedication or other ceremony?
Want to book a one-time or recurring event: workshop, class, performance, meeting, social event etc.?
Here’s your guide – select the item from the Bookings& Ceremonies menu below that best matches your needs.
Still confused? Our administrator can help!
Bookings & Ceremonies
Lay Chaplain Services
The Westwood Unitarian Congregation offers the services of our Minister and licensed* Lay Chaplains to the community of Edmonton and surrounding area. Our services are open to people of any or no faith affiliation, of any race, gender or sexual orientation. We offer memorable services conducted in our Sanctuary or at a location of your choice.
*Officially licensed by the Government of Alberta to officiate at weddings
Our Lay Chaplains officiate at weddings, memorial services and funerals, child naming and dedications, and other significant life passages.
Westwood’s Lay Chaplains are happy to perform any respectful rite of passage ceremony. In developing rites of passage ceremonies, Unitarian Universalist practice starts from human needs rather than fixed religious ideas. The ceremonies which result are often, in their preparation and enactment, deeply spiritual and memorable, being firmly based on the integrity and compassion of the Chaplain and the spirituality of those for whom the service is conducted.
If you believe one of our Lay Chaplains may be the best person to provide for your needs on one of these highly important occasions, please phone (780) 434- 5819 email@example.com
If you are interested in renting Westwood building for your special event or ceremony, contact our administrator at (780) 434-5819.
Westwood’s minister, Reverend Anne Barker, also conducts weddings and other ceremonies. Please contact her for further information and availability.
Email: anne (at) westwoodunitarian (dot) ca
Voicemail: (780) 434-5819 (extension 1)
Our church is a warm and bright building with great acoustics located in the quiet Parkallen neighbourhood south of the main University of Alberta campus. Capacity is 100 sitting people.
It is used by the community for activities such as dancing, yoga, music workshops.
It can also be rented for events such as child dedications, memorial services, marriage ceremonies, and even birthday parties.
A Westwood Lay Chaplain is also available to officiate ceremonies. Click here for information about ceremonies conducted by Lay Chaplains.
Contact Westwood’s administrator for building rental information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the Calendar for space availability.
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Is your committee planning a meeting, workshop, or other event at Westwood? Are you a member planning to use the building for an event? Remember – it’s not booked until you get the administrator’s confirmation!
1. Check the Calendar
Check the Westwood Calendar for:
- Building Bookings/Rental for building availability (brown entries in the calendar)
- Events, Meetings, and Sunday Services to ensure your event doesn’t conflict with another Westwood activity
2. Book a Westwood space (sanctuary, downstairs, or whole building)
Contact the administrator at:
Email: info (at) westwoodunitarian (dot) ca
3. Arrange For Child Care
Westwood congregational meetings and many workshops and events include child care, arranged for by the event planners and paid by Westwood. Contact (pending) for assistance booking child care providers.
4. Publicize your event by emailing event details to events (at) westwoodunitarian (dot) ca.
See Communications for details.
5. Check before leaving the building
Reverend Anne will be on Study Leave & Vacation from June 19 – August 14th.
She returns to work August 15th; regular Office Hours resume Wednesday September 4th (after Labour Day).
In case of urgent need, please contact the Westwood Board at
board@WestwoodUnitarian.ca or Compassion Bank
compassion@WestwoodUnitarian.ca or call the Church Office for the number of the board member on call (780-434-5819) – and they’ll be able to help you access the support you need.
Date: July 21, 2019
Topic: Tools of Peace
Humans often talk about, and hope for, peace. And we know the tools of war. What might be tools of peace?
Service Leader: Dean Wood
Looking for connection and a good discussion? Every Sunday from June 23- August 25 Westwood hosts our Summer Serendipity Services: a friendly hour of reflection and discussion on the topic of the week.
See you Sunday at 10:30 am.
Children’s programming resumes in September.
Scented products such as hair spray, perfume, and deodorant can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress, headaches, and migraines.
Out of consideration for the health of others, please avoid using scented products when attending events in the Westwood Congregation building.
In consideration of others, PLEASE, no perfumes or scented products.
** Poster credit Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety