SFUC supports community and encourage participation in related events and groups.: Monday from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.  For volunteers. More information to follow.

Monday, November 26th, 2018 7:00 – 8:30pm
Community Involvement in Campbell Valley Regional Park

Fernridge Community Hall
2389 – 200th St., Langley (at 24th Ave.)

Join Metro Vancouver Regional Parks for a casual evening to meet other park visitors, neighbours, and organizations who care about Campbell Valley Regional Park. Explore opportunities for connection and collaboration.

·        Hear about community activities in the park.
·        Find out how you can get involved in park programs and stewardship.
·        Provide input into how community is engaged with the park.

RSVP:  Jeff Rotin, [email protected], 604.530.4983
Community Development Coordinator,
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

Looking Ahead:  December 31, 2018
Happy New Year at Winter Eliot!

For many Unitarians, by far the best way to celebrate the New Year is to attend Winter Eliot, at Seabeck, Washington. It’s part camp, part conference … all magic!  Eliot is an inclusive, all-ages vacation for families, couples, and individuals, for Unitarians and their friends.  The five-day Winter Eliot features interesting speakers for the adults and fun programs for children and teens each morning.  This year’s speaker will be well-known UU musician/composer, Jason Shelton.  You may know him better as the composer of some favourites such as Standing on the Side of Love and Fire of Commitment, as well as arranger of the piano parts for many songs such as Blue Boat Home.

For more information about Winter Eliot, visit the website or contact Donna Hamilton ([email protected]) at the Beacon Unitarian Church.

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

Fostering Congregational Stewardship Webinar, Nov. 10, 9:30- 11:30.  Elizabeth Ann Terry, UUA Congregational Giving Specialist, will offer some ideas on cultivating generosity to help congregations sustain and support themselves financially.

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

November 21: Financial Records
January 23: Charitable Property Rentals


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.