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.

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.

Breathing Love

Rev. Samaya and Heid McCurty will take you on a journey and exploration around the importance of chant and music in our lives.

Love Breaks Us Open

Join us as we celebrate the origins of Mother’s Day. We’ll trace the history of Mother’s Day through pagan times. We will reflect on the way that mothering love can help break us open to the love that surrounds us. You are invited to send Smitty a picture of you with flowers, and to have a picture of your mother with you for the service.

The Diamond Anniversary

Fifty years ago, in May of 1961, the Unitarian Universalist Association was formed by merger of the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association. It also marks the formation of the Canadian Unitarian Council. Join Rev. Samaya for a romp throughout our history to see how our living tradition has become what it is today.

Restoring Our Earth

Climate change is occurring at an alarming rate and has many broad-reaching impacts on human health, the economy, and the stability of the natural environment.

A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity.

The Wisdom of the Velveteen Rabbit

At this time of Easter, we turn to the story of the Velveteen Rabbit for wisdom. The moral of the story in the Velveteen Rabbit is that in loving others and in allowing others to love us, we become real and find the true meaning in life. As the Velveteen Rabbit shows us, no profound transformation happens without some pain. It is with courage an openness that allows us to live lives that become more worthwhile, more authentic, and more “real”.

The Wisdom of Baseball

In Rev. Samaya’s annual service on baseball, she explores the wisdom that baseball has to share with us. You’ll want to wear your baseball hat and have popcorn with you for this service!

The Tragic Gap

How does one move through the difficult times in life? This service explores the tragic gap and the spiritual tools that can be used to move through these times in our lives.

A Faith Worth Failing For

We often talk about Unitarian Universalism as a transformational faith – and yet to be transformed means to take a risk. How is it that we are adverse to taking such risks when it comes to widening the circle of who we are as a community? Join Revs. Shana Lynngood and Samaya Oakley for a service that explores mistakes we’ve made and how we can learn from them to become the transformational faith we proclaim to be.