South Fraser Unitarian Congregation is a liberal religious community. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything. We welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith. Get involved!
In community, we strive to:
Connect- forming meaningful relationships,
Change – growing spiritually and personally, and
Care – supporting each other as we work for a just sustainable world.
In a world that often seems exclusive rather than accepting, and dogmatic rather than open to a spectrum of individual spirituality, we are working to create meaningful connections.
We have crafted this mission statement to reflect our spirit of person-to-person connection, and our determination to bring compassion and healing to our local community and to the larger world.
The Flaming Chalice
A flame within a chalice is a primary symbol of the Unitarian faith tradition. An Austrian artist, Hans Deutsch, created it during his work with the Unitarian Service Committee during World War II. To Deutsch, the image had connotations of sacrifice and love. The flaming chalice continues to be a symbol of hope, the sacred, the quest for truth, the warmth of community, and the light of reason to Unitarians.