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.

Learn more about Rev. Samaya.

What Does it Mean to be a People of Healing?

Soul Matters groups offer the gift of spiritual connection. Around us swirls a shallow, frantic, and materialistic culture that regularly leaves us cut off from our deepest selves, life’s gifts and needs greater than our own. Many of us come to church hungry to mend these sacred connections that get frayed and torn.

What Does it Mean to be a People of Deep Listening?

Join us for a year-long exploration of soul matters groups during our Sunday afternoon service time – typically the last service of the month, with some exceptions. Soul Matters groups offer the gift of spiritual connection. Around us swirls a shallow, frantic, and materialistic culture that regularly leaves us cut off from our deepest selves, life’s gifts and needs greater than our own.

Taming Our Ghosts & Monsters

We all have them! Those parts of ourselves that we keep hidden and locked away because we feel they are too ugly or shameful to be seen by others. This service explores what would happen if we took the time to listen to and befriend our ghosts and monsters. You are invited to dress up as your favourite ghost or monster for the service.

Gratitude as an Act of Resistance

As Unitarian Universalists we are called to be grateful in the face of and despite the devastation and sadness in life. As we gather for a second Thanksgiving living with COVID, feeling grateful can be difficult for many. What if, though, we thought of gratitude as an act of resistance? Join Rev. Samaya for an interactive service.

Compassionate Imperfection

In Rev. Anne Barker’s Confluence Lecture, she referred to the importance compassionate imperfection in our lives. This service seeks to explore the importance of listening deeply to one another, explores some tools, and ends with a gratitude practice. 

What Does It Mean to Be a People of Renewal? (Soul Matters Groups)

Join us for a year-long exploration of soul matters groups during our Sunday afternoon service time – typically the last service of the month, with some exceptions. Soul Matters groups offer the gift of spiritual connection. Around us swirls a shallow, frantic, and materialistic culture that regularly leaves us cut off from our deepest selves, life’s gifts and needs greater than our own.

Healing Waters

After a summer of soaring temperatures, wildfires, and now increased pandemic constraints, our hearts are tired and sore. We long for the healing waters of community to welcome us, hold us, sooth our souls.

You are invited to join us for our first Sunday back as a community as we honour a Unitarian tradition called Water Communion – a service that mingles waters of the spirit and soul. Please send in a picture of a body of water that soothes your soul. 

It’s A Blessing

Join us for what has become an annual service – a blessing of the community as we take a break from Sunday services for the summer months.

True Colours

Join us as we honour and mark the fifth anniversary of the shooting at the Pulse. We’ll sing, we’ll laugh, we’ll cry – we’ll show our true colours to the world whether we’re straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.