Everyone is always welcome at SFUC, see what’s happening in our upcoming services below. We meet every Sunday at 1:30 pm in South Surrey. If you’d like to read more about our Children’s Religious Exploration Program click here. For more information about what to expect in worship services click here.
The Inner Landscape of Beauty – Sunday, May 19
With Rev. Samaya
John O’Donoghue, an Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human calling. He thought of beauty as being an emerging fullness, a greater sense of grace and elegance with a deeper sense of wholeness. Beauty as a kind of homecoming for the enriched memory of your unfolding life story. Together we’ll explore the beauty of the inner landscape of our lives.
Question Box Service – Sunday, May 25
With Rev. Samaya
Join us for our annual question box service. Rev. Samaya will spend time throughout the service answering questions that are sent into her by the end of May. Think of what you would like to know for this special information day.
A Haitian Story – Sunday, June 2
Featuring Kevin Dornan
Kevin will take us on a journey to Haiti and tell us the history of the school he started and how that eventually led to his family receiving the gift of one more child. It can be summed up as a story of how we can make effective change for others in this life from just an idea or desire to make a difference.
Astrology: A Modern Perspective – Sunday, June 9
Featuring Jodie Miller
The word ‘desire’ originates from the Latin ‘de-sidere’, meaning from the star. What is it about the night sky that can invoke such powerful emotions within us? Throughout history, we’ve looked to the stars and felt that they contain a mystery, a paradox containing both questions and answers to our deepest concerns.
How can astrology as the language of the stars speak to us? How in our modern age can we approach or believe in it? As above, so below…is it a philosophy, a science, a type of divination or a style of psychology? Jodie Miller will explore these concepts and share her personal journey with astrology, how its rich symbology and mythological heritage has transformed her cynicism into a life passion, and how it’s cracked open the confines of her previous worldview.
About Jodie Miller
Jodie moved to Vancouver from the UK in 2016 and has since been sharing her knowledge of esoteric traditions in astrology, tarot and divinatory arts across the local community.
With one foot in the rational world and the other in the mystical, Jodie has a professional background in engineering and project management, as well as a Master’s degree in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred from Canterbury Christ Church University and ongoing enrolment at the London Faculty of Astrological Studies.
Engaging Intimately with Death – Sunday, June 16
Featuring Dr. Melaine Davis
A friend’s or loved one’s terminal illness can lead us to feel fear, discomfort, and anxiety. Acceptance lies in moving past personal concerns in order to engage with others from a place of vulnerability, humility, humour, and service.
About Dr. Melanie Davis
Dr. Melanie Davis is the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Program Associate, and a pastoral crisis responder with the UU Trauma Response Ministry. She teaches undergraduate and graduate Human Sexuality courses and counsels teens and adults. Melanie is currently on sabbatical, visiting a different UU congregation each Sunday for 14 weeks. She is travelling with Bella, her cattle dog.
Flower Communion and Blessing Service – Sunday, June 23
With Rev. Samaya Oakley
Our annual flower communion is a celebration of our shared ministry and the way our individual gifts combine to create a beautiful bouquet. Please
bring a flower to share with the congregation—you will leave with a different flower. This intergenerational service will include a time of recognition for our many volunteers, and a time of blessing as we move into summer mode.