Beyond Our Walls
SFUC supports community and encourages participation in related events and groups.
Birding Walk in Redwood Park
Saturday, April 20 at 9 – 11am
Join a local naturalist at Redwood Park (17900 – 20 Avenue, Surrey) to become familiar with many birds species and their habitats, improve your identification skills, and find answers to all your birding questions!
This free nature walk is drop-in, rain or shine (though cancellation may occur in high winds or extreme weather conditions). Dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars and a field guide, if you have them.
Canadian Unitarian Opportunities
2019 BC Region Spring Gathering Update Surprise! 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 20th: https://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].
Saturday, May 11th., CUC’s 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!