Speaker: Rev. Samaya Oakley

SamayaRev. Samaya Oakley has been the Minister of the South Fraser Unitarians since August 2016. She received her Masters of Divinity from the Vancouver School of Theology and has worked with Unitarian Universalist communities at the local, national and continental levels for the past twenty years.

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The Spark Between

In this congregation we come together to be nourished, energized, and warmed by the spark that lives between us. How do we tend to that spark knowing that we each come broken and perfectly whole? Join us for a service that illuminates who we are and what we do.

All Will Be Well

In a world in the midst of great pain and suffering, Julian of Norwich’s message has as much relevance today as it did in the 12th century. Her message, “all will be well” has universal appeal.

Thresholds of Change

We celebrate being 30 years old as a congregation this week! We are on the brink of a threshold as a congregation heading into a new decade of being, and as a society that is letting go of how the world has operated and not knowing what exists on the other side of the threshold. This service explores how we can find meaning and purpose with an open heart working for love and justice in the world.

Pet Blessing

We take time once a year with this formal ceremony to give thanks and bless our companions in life. You are invited to bring your well-behaved pets be they cats and dogs, birds and chickens, turtles and fish and so much more – or a … read more.

Solstice Service

For thousands of years people have gathered on the eve of the winter solstice to celebrate the rebirth of the sun. Today we gather to be nurtured and held during the longest night and begin to look forward to the light returning. From out of the darkness and cold, light and hope return. Join us as we slow down, sit in silence together and rest when the wheel turns. We’ll gather to walk the labyrinth and join in ritual to honour the gifts of the night and to celebrate the return of the light. 

We welcome everyone to our service. This year we will be holding the event at Sanford Hall, Kwomais Point Regional Park, 1367 – 128 Street, South Surrey (near Ocean Park Shopping Center). We’ll start the labyrinth walk at 4pm. The annual Solstice Ritual led by Rev. Samaya will begin at 5pm.

The Dark Night of the Soul

These long days plunge us into periods of darkness. Some of us embrace the opportunity to snuggle into the season and do our best to light up the season. Mystic Juan de la Cruz, or John of the Cross, coined the term a “dark night … read more.

Joy to the World

The carol, Joy to the World, celebrates its 300th anniversary. Join us as we kick off the season with a romp through the ages celebrating the joy this carol brings.

Toolbox of Faith

What tools does Unitarian Universalism offer for the challenges of life? Come and discover what aspects of UU faith are helpful to you as you develop a toolbox of faith.

The Energy of Action

The energy of action means that we, as Unitarian Universalists, have a sacred obligation to keep the fire burning and to light it where it doesn’t burn! Join us as we kick off our annual canvass campaign and reflect on the energy of our action and how it impacts the life of South Fraser Unitarians.

Remembering our Ancestors

In ancient times the practice of Samhein was observed. Today, we know this holiday as Halloween. This was a time when it was believed that the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead was at its thinnest. Join us for a time of storytelling and a time of remembering our ancestors. You are invited to bring pictures of your loved ones to the service – and to dress in your Halloween costumes.