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PLEASE JOIN US FOR SEABECK NIGHT IN CANADA
January 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM

North Shore Unitarian Church
370 Mathers Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7S 1H3

There will be a Potluck Dinner and a program about the Pines project and how guests use Seabeck. Seabeck is the home for many groups that draw from Canada and a couple of them will talk about what Seabeck means to them and their programs. It would be a great event to bring someone who has never been to Seabeck. We hope to build awareness of Seabeck, our Guest Groups and the Pines Capital Campaign. No reservations are needed.


Canadian Unitarian Opportunities

2019 BC Region Spring Gathering UpdateSurprise! We may indeed have a Spring Gathering of a different sort! Several ideas are being worked on for a BC region spring gathering potentially in the BC interior.

Would you consider joining the Planning Team? You are invited to check out the doodle poll for Planning Dates and choose some meetings that suit you. There is no commitment in this first meeting, come and explore first. Please respond to this Doodle Poll by November 20thhttps://doodle.com/poll/3kb4m7mwvx6fa9th
Joan Carolyn, our Canadian Unitarian Council’s Congregational Life Lead – BC/Western, would love to hear from you with your ideas! You can reach Joan via email at [email protected].


Upcoming Webinars – November, 2018 through to January, 2019

Financial Webinars with Clyde Harris, CUC Bookkeeper
All webinars from 7:30-8:30 pm ET
Cost: $10 each

January 23: Charitable Property Rentals


Saturday, May 11th., CUCs 2019 Annual General Meeting hosted by the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, participants and delegates are welcome, both in person and online. Click here for more information.


LAY LEADER TRAINING SPECIAL UPDATE: SUMMER 2019

The CUC is pleased to announce that the Serving With Spirit: Nurturing UU Lay Leaders Retreat will be happening in both Eastern and Western Canada in Summer 2019. This retreat was met with great reviews following our first attempt in 2017 and we will be offering it July 26- 28 [Eastern] and August 9- 11 [Western], locations TBD.

Do you wish that you experienced your participation in your congregation as an expression of ministry, not primarily an obligation to do your part?
We invite you to a weekend to explore where you find the “springs” which fill your life’s well of energy, and how you can live out of that rich resource. There will be opportunities to connect with and be informed by other UUs, times, to engage with others as we learn new and hone familiar strategies, and space to do deep reflection, identifying and strengthening the rich practice potential in your own life.

Please Note: In addition to the Retreat, two specialized Lay Leader Training sessions will be offered, one for Eastern- UU History with Stefan Jonasson July 27 and one in Western- Stronger Together: Planning for Partnership with Rev. Joan Van Becelaere, August 10.


Have you ever wanted to visit Alaska? If so,WhaleCoast Alaska 2019 is for you!  Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program next summer.  See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka with friendly homestays and unique tour activities.  See wildlife, including moose, bears, caribou, whales, bald eagles, seals, and otters. Visit Denali National Park. Experience Native Alaskan culture.  Forget the cruise ships – our program is the best way to visit Alaska! Programs led by Dave Frey, member of the Fairbanks UU congregation and Alaska travel expert. Find out more about this Alaskan trip of a lifetime before our tours sell out! Visit www.WhaleCoastAK.org, email [email protected], or call 907-322-4966.  We would love to share our Alaska with you!