Future of the CUC’s National Conference

In 2012, a survey was sent out to gain feedback about your thoughts on the future of the CUC’s national conferences. Many of you responded – thank you. One of the questions asked if the CUC should move to an every-other-year conference. A majority responded with “yes.” And an overwhelming majority felt that national conferences should take place on campuses rather than hotels.

CUC staff have listened to you.  The CUC will hold conferences in 2015 and 2016, and move to a conference every other year after that. What does this mean for the Annual General Meeting and CanUUdle?

In 2017, arrangements will be in place for off-site participation and delegate registration and voting for the Annual General Meeting, which still has to take place, well… annually. CUC staff are in energetic conversations with youth and young adults about the possibilities of youth and young adult conferences. As plans develop, staff will keep you informed through eNews and the leaders’ lists. If you have questions or comments, please email executivedirector@cuc.ca.

Annual Conference and Meeting

Another year’s conference has been successfully completed. A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to the Unitarian Church of Montreal for co-hosting this event, and for stepping up so beautifully. In particular, thanks go to Amber Bellemare, the lead person for UCM, and Rev. Diane Rollert, minister at UCM. Thank you also to the volunteers from the Lakeshore UU Congregation – we couldn’t have done it without all of you! For photos and information about ACM 2014, click here.

The 2015 Annual Conference and Meeting will be held in the capital city of Ottawa.

Hosted by the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, the theme is “Seeking Justice in a Changing Land.”  The ACM venue is Algonquin College, which  has a beautiful new theatre, where the Sunday service will be held.

For 2016, the congregations of the Lower Mainland in British Columbia have just confirmed that they will co-host ACM 2016. We will return to the University of British Columbia, which was the site of the 2007 ACM.

Being part of the planning teams for conferences provides exciting opportunities to connect with UUs across the country, to grow in skills, and to offer our gifts. Let us know if you’d like to share your skills – fill out this short survey about your availability and areas of interest, and CUC staff will be in touch with you.

Thank you, Montreal!

ACM-Logo Another Annual Conference and Meeting has come to an end. Thank you, Host Team of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, for the hard work in pulling it all together and for so warmly welcoming UUs to your city.

For those who were at the ACM, please fill out the conference survey to tell us how we did (we already know the livestreaming was less than successful!)

The 2015 Annual Conference and Meeting will take place in the capital city of Ottawa at Algonquin College from May 15 – 17, 2015. Hosted by the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, the theme is “Seeking Justice in a Changing Land.” Join us in Ottawa!

ACM Count Down…

ACM-LogoFinal chance to register – Adult and children’s on-line registration is open until midnight April 30th PDT. Pre-conference events – lay chaplain training & Religious Educator days – information is here (registration information is on the Adult registration page – click to register and the fields will open up.)

CanUUdle XIV is now full! If you’d like to get on the waiting list, sign on here.

Extended reduced hotel room rate – by special arrangement with the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel, a limited number of hotel rooms are being held at the CUC conference rate of $119/night. Available on a first-come basis. Regular room rate are upwards of $135/night. Book your room here or call 1-800-325-3535 and say you’re attending the Canadian Unitarian Council conference. Arrange room sharing here and ride-sharing here.

Don’t miss out on the fun, engaging, community-building event that is the ACM! Register now!

Want to find out more about the ACM? Join the children and members of the Unitarian Church in Montreal in this “A Time for All Ages” video. Share in the excitement of the upcoming CUC Annual Conference.  Learn about the Banner Parade and other ways the Canadian Unitarian Council involves members and their congregations from all across the country. (With thanks to Caroline Balderston Parry and the team at UCM)

Bienvenue à Montreal!

ACMACM 2014 (Annual Conference & Meeting) is in Montreal! The Montreal Host Committee is working energetically with CUC staff to make this a memorable gathering. Join us for Saturday evening’s ‘Many Flavours of Montreal!’ where we bring some of Montreal’s outstanding entertainment possibilities to the ACM.  Enjoy circus flare, dynamic drag, song, dance, sparkle and a lot of laughs.

Come, and be part of the enriching communal experience that is our annual ACM. If you’re new to Unitarian Universalism and wonder if there are more UUs out there – come. If you are a congregational leader and want to know if others face similar issues – come. If you’ve been involved in your UU community for a while and are curious about what other UUs are doing – come. If you’re a young adult and are keen to explore new ways of building UU community – come. If you like music and singing – come. Together, let’s build this beloved commUUnity of sacred spaces beyond walls that is the theme of this year’s gathering.

If you have not registered yet, mid bird registration runs until April 20. Special Hotel Room Rate $119/night available until April 23

Check it out here: http://cuc.ca/acm-2014/registration