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Beacon Unitarian Church welcomes you!

Beacon Unitarian Congregation
Connects • Inspires • Transforms

Connects with Compassion & Respect
Inspires Learning & Spiritual Growth
Transforms through Joy & Justice

Welcome to our joyful, creative, transforming community! Beacon is a liberal religious community that draws people from New Westminster, the Tri-Cities, and other municipalities east of Vancouver. We invite you to explore this web site and its links to see what our church and Unitarian Universalism have to offer you. If you are interested, come join us on Sunday!

 — Warmly, Rev. Debra Thorne

From early September to mid-June, Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m., at Sapperton Hall, 318 Keary Street, New Westminster, B.C., Canada. Find Us! During the summer months, services are generally held in members’ homes.

We offer a Religious Education program for children aged 4-12 years. Through the program, children are exposed to Unitarian Universalist values as they explore new ideas and concepts. For younger children and infants, childcare is available in the nursery most Sundays. On Sundays when there is nobody available for childcare, parents are welcome to supervise their children in the nursery where there are toys and a sound system.

We love to sing! Every service includes music, from congregational hymns to instrumental solos. The Beacon Choir is an integral part of two services a month. Enthusiastic singers are always welcome to join the choir.

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Having completed the recommended course and having voted unanimously in favour, Beacon is a recognized Welcoming Congregation. Whatever your sexual orientation, whatever your gender identity, you don't have to pretend or hide or feel left out. Come as you are!

Social outreach: Beacon helps run the Coquitlam Food Bank, and, through its “Sharing the Plate” program, shares half of the undesignated collection each Sunday with a local charity – this year, the New View Society.

We can reach out only if we are strong within. Beacon provides a variety of ways to help with the spiritual growth of members and adherents.

Beacon is pleased to have both our minister and lay chaplain who can provide you with meaningful Rites of Passage—Weddings, Memorials or Celebrations of Life, Child Dedications or Blessings.

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Beacon's Mission Statement

As a welcoming, liberal religious community, Beacon...

  • Inspires and nurtures spiritual growth in ourselves and our children
  • Embraces diversity and celebrates each individual's search for truth
  • Strives for justice, equity, and compassion among all peoples, and harmony with our environment

We covenant with one another to take up this mission in a spirit of respect, safety, openness, and joy.

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