Beyond Our Walls
At SFUC we support our community and encourage participation in related events and groups.
What’s your Story?
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 6:00 pm.
Facilitated by Rev. Meg Roberts at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver. Workshop cost also includes 1 follow-up group coaching session to help integrate learning. Maximum 24 participants so register early.
Early Bird Registration – Deadline and Cost: September 30 ($35)
Final Registration – Deadline and Cost: October 22 ($50)
To register contact: UCV Worship Committee chair, Way Kent
at [email protected] or phone the UCV office (604-261-7204)
Volunteer Trip to Honduras
Dates: February 3 – 17 or March 3 – 17 2018
The First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, in partnership with World Accord, invites you to help build a school in the mountains of Honduras. This is a hands-on opportunity to make a difference in the lives of subsistence farmers and their families. Construction and Spanish language skills are not required but would be welcomed.
For more information contact: Richard Kirsh 416-767-5837 or [email protected]
Join us in 2018 on a Mindful Journey to India!
India has become a favourite destination for Mindful Journey’s and we have brought it back by popular demand. This is an opportunity to travel with other U.U.s and to enjoy the wonder and colours of India. Daily meditations and evening reflections help us to experience our travel more fully.
Contact for more information and literary: Joan Walder at [email protected]
The Gilded Age Meets Downton Abbey
Cora, of Downton Abbey fame, is the inspiration for this journey. She was based on the American heiresses who arrived in England during the late 1800s to rescue a great estate in distress. You will focus on some of these heiresses, while you explore their homes and visit Downton Abbey film sites. Highclere Castle was the home of heiress Lady Almina Carnarvon and was also used as the fictional home of Cora. American Consuelo Vanderbuilt married the 9th Duke of Marlborough and saved Blenheim Palace with her fortune. Another heiress, Jennie Jerome, married the 8th Duke of Marlborough’s brother and gave birth to Winston Churchill there. The great-grandmother of Diana the Princess of Wales, was an American Heiress and the future kings of England are her descendants.
You’ll stay for 5 nights Oxford, England – the unique university town of amazing bookstores, unusual architecture, historic pubs, and eclectic free museums. You will see where JRR Tolkien met with the Inklings, Lewis Carroll dreamed up Alice in Wonderland, CS Lewis had a magical wardrobe, Inspector Morse solved many crimes, and Bill Clinton didn’t inhale. Two nights in the Midlands and one in London complete the itinerary.
The journey will be mindful, fun, and informative, with some time for you to explore your interests – especially in Oxford.
Contact email: [email protected]