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.

Reconciliation as a Spiritual Practice

What does reconciliation look like as a spiritual practice? This is the second year that Canada has set
aside a day that honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and
communities. Join Rev. Samaya for an exploration into this question. In honour of this day, please
remember to wear your orange t-shirt to the service so we can take a few screen shots of our
congregation.

River of Love

Join us this afternoon as we regather the waters of our spirits into a common river of love. It is our practice for our first Sunday back as a community to honour a Unitarian tradition called Water Communion. This is a service that mingles waters of the spirit and soul. 

In preparation for the service, you’re invited to bring a slip of paper on which you have written a couple of sentences about your spiritual and physical journeys this summer. Please ensure that your writing is legible as others will be reading your reflection.

For this service, we’ll gather in person at the labyrinth at Kwomais Park, 1367 128th Street in Surrey at 1:30 pm. You may want to bring a lawn chair.

It is A Blessing

Join us for our final service for this congregational church year. Together we’ll reflect on the blessings that the Soul Matters program has made a difference in our lives and in the lives of the people we are in contact with. As is our tradition, we’ll end with an opportunity for each person to be blessed as we move into our summer break.

We Are a Justice-Seeking People

Join Rev. Samaya for an exploration of how the intersection of our first and seventh Principles demand that we address the interconnected nature of all of life – particularly the oppressed as well as non-human beings. Please have some art supplies and paper on hand for this service.

Christmas Eve: A Child is Born

Join us at 7:00 pm for our online Christmas Eve service. In our lessons and carols service, we’ll take time to remember the story of old, the birth of Jesus, and what it means for our lives today.

A Solstice Service for the Season

For over thousands of years people have gathered on the eve of 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 … read more.

WWJD

What would Jesus do? What are the gifts from our Christian heritage that would help us to answer the question of “who are we called to be”? In this season that highlights the Christian tradition, let us explore this question with Revs. Debra Faulk and … read more.

A Holy Pause

As we enter the holiday season, we move into a time and space that take on a different dimension. It’s as if it runs on fast forward at times, and other times, slows right down, particularly during our long, dark evenings. It’s as if the longer nights invite us into a holy pause. Perhaps this it’s our yearly reminder to simply arrive right Here, right Now. This service contains a credo statement as well as a covenanting ceremony with our new ministerial student, Francis.

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.