About Rev. Meg Roberts
It is my pleasure to serve as consulting minister to the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship.
What is a consulting minister? Someone who is engaged by the Board of Trustees on behalf of the congregation to consult and support the congregation towards the achieving their key goals. I am with the Fellowship on a 1⁄4time contract.
I grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as part of a large family. My first career was in the theatre as an actor and stage manager. I wanted to work more closely with a community in the search for truth and meaning in life. This eventually lead me to the Unitarians, and then to my work as a Unitarian minister. I’ve served congregations in Edmonton, Montreal, and Calgary. Besides the quartertime contract I have with this Fellowship, I am also a guest presenter at workshops and Sunday services in other Unitarian communities. I also do workshops using creativity and the arts as tools for spiritual exploration. That’s why I also describe myself as a Spirit Artist.
Each month, I come for a 3day visit (usually the weekend of the month with the first Sunday in it). During that time, I:
- Lead a Sunday service
- Meet with the Board, committees and staff to provide resources and support · Offer adult spiritual exploration programming
- Attend Fellowship social events
- Be available to those facing a life challenge, or just needing a listening ear as they explore something in their spiritual or personal life
When I am not in the Comox Valley, I am working from my home office in Vancouver. I can be contacted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or cell phone (7788709015). In the spirit, Rev. Meg Roberts
Ways we all engage in our shared ministry:
Welcoming visitors as we gather
Leading / facilitating a service
Teaching children’s classes
Engaging presenters in workshops
Performing during a service
Seven Principles of Faith
We, the member congregations of the Canadian Unitarian Council, covenant to affirm and promote:
The Seven Principles of Faith
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- a free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.