Unitarian Fellowship of London
A Unitarian Universalist Congregation

557 Clarke Road London Ontario N5V 2E1 519-451-0424 ufl@execulink.com

 

The Rev. Myron Andes, Our Incoming Settled Minister
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THE UFL LAY CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM

Services We Offer :


Lay wedding
Weddings
Marriage Confirmations
Baby Blessings
Child dedications
Coming of Age Celebrations
Housewarmings
Earth-based or
Nature-oriented Services
Memorial Services
Ceremonies to celebrate other
Rites of Passage
Milestone Ceremonies
Lay wedding


Our Lay Chaplains :

   Our lay chaplains perform rites of passage for non-members and for non-Unitarians. Our lay chaplains are neither ministers nor counselors but are members of the Unitarian Fellowship of London. They are approved and registered by the Canadian Unitarian Council and are provincially licensed. Our lay chaplains recognize that different people have different needs and preferences and will work with you to create a meaningful ceremony at the place of your choice. They will recognize and honour your beliefs and wishes. They will meet with you ahead of time and help you to plan a ceremony or ritual that meets with your expectations.

   People often choose a Unitarian lay chaplain to officiate their ceremonies when their values and beliefs no longer fit with traditional religious perspectives. For example, many same-sex couples, interfaith couples, and previously divorced couples choose us to help them celebrate their weddings.

Ceremony Fees :

   There are fees for the ceremonies conducted. These are discussed in advance with the lay chaplain. The current fee for services is $250.00, with the exception of baby blessings, child dedications and coming of age ceremonies which are $150.00 each.

Your Place or Ours?

   The Unitarian Fellowship of London has a large and beautiful sanctuary and smaller suitable spaces depending upon the number of guests expected. We also have fully equipped kitchens. These spaces can be rented separately and must be booked well in advance to ensure availability.





Our Lay Chaplains


Edna Anderson

    Edna Anderson has been licensed by the Province of Ontario and approved by the Unitarian Fellowship of London to provide lay chaplaincy services. She has successfully completed the required courses provided by the Canadian Unitarian Council in Ottawa and developed many valuable and flexible leadership techniques. Her thirty-one years as a professional in the field of health care has provided Edna with skills and sensitivity supportive to her work as a chaplain.
     Edna has a special talent for assisting her clients in arranging for services that include the wishes of those with whom she is working. At the same time, she is happy to provide helpful suggestions to those who seek her advice. Her cheerful disposition and caring and compassionate approach enhance her effectiveness in providing memorable services.



     Joyce has been a member of the Unitarian Fellowship of London for over 40 years and has been chosen by its members to serve as a Lay Chaplain. She has completed the required training and has been licensed by the Province of Ontario to perform lay chaplaincy services. She looks forward to helping people design the kind of service that suits their needs. As a retired teacher, she has empathy and skills to provide a dignified and meaningful ceremony.




The Unitarian Fellowship of London

   We are a Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We are a pluralistic religious community of free-thinkers who value diversity, equality and intellectual curiosity. We gather together to challenge the mind, nourish the spirit and act in the world. As individuals and families we congregate to search for truth and meaning, and celebrate both the awe and mystery in our lives. Social justice, environmental and democratic principles, peace and compassion, are integral to our liberal religious community. We welcome fellow seekers on our journey! You are welcome to attend a Unitarian Fellowship of London Sunday service in the near future to get a sense of our religious perspective.

You are invited to contact the Unitarian Fellowship of London for further information and for a referral to our lay chaplains.


Unitarian Fellowship of London
557 Clarke Road
London, Ontario, N5V 2E1
Phone: 519-451-0424
E-mail: ufl@execulink.com

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