The Kelowna Unitarians is a non-creedal, theologically liberal religious community. We work for justice, equity and compassion in human relations, honour each individual’s search for truth and meaning, and encourage respect and reverence for the natural world we all share.
We welcome and celebrate all people regardless of religious or cultural background, physical or mental ability, and gender identity or sexual orientation.
"Our mission is to foster a diverse and caring spiritual community celebrating individual freedom of religious thought, sharing a commitment to social justice and to the reverence and enrichment of all life."
The Kelowna Unitarians has been a Welcoming Congregation since 1997. That’s the year we completed the special Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) program. As a congregation we voted to affirm that we “welcome the membership and active participation of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and/or transgender people.”
The Kelowna Unitarians was the fifth congregation to be certified in Canada, after Edmonton, Vancouver, Lakehead, and Winnipeg. Now 44 congregations have been certified, and 99% of Canadian Unitarians belong to Welcoming Congregations.
Our doors are open. The welcome mat is out. We carry the KU banner at the annual Pride parade. We offer same-sex marriage ceremonies across Canada. We speak out against oppression based on gender or sexual identities.
Whatever your sexual or affectional orientation, we invite you to check us out. We welcome you to share your gifts in every part of our congregational life—services, social gatherings, programs, and celebrations.