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 (mroberts@uuma.org) or cell phone (778­870­9015). In the spirit, Rev. Meg Roberts

Shared Ministry

Unitarians believe we all have the power to make a difference in the world. So in each congregation, we all have a role to play in finding our passions and putting our principles into action. This is what we mean by having a ‘shared ministry.’ It includes all of us: the leaders, members and friends, staff including our consulting minister, and our youth and children. What are you passionate about? How would you like to contribute to the community? How would you like to make connections with others?

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.

Check out the newcomers page for more information on what we're all about.