SFUC supports community and encourages participation in related events and groups.


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 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].


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


Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Families and persons living with conditions welcome. Be informed, aware and supported.  No Fee. Come drop in and learn about Mental Health and Substance Use in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment

Monday’s from: May 6 – June 17 (No session May 20th) 10:30 am- 12:00 pm at Semiahmoo Library – 18th Avenue at 152 St South Surrey

Topics:

  • Stress and Coping
  • Mental Illness and Mental Wellness
  • The Continuum of Substance Use
  • Recovery
  • Substance Use and the Brain

Sessions are facilitated by Mark Thomas M.A (Substance Use Therapist Sources) and Tanya Maksymiw RPN (Case Manager, White Rock Mental Health)