A Child Haven Fundraiser: You’re Invited to Neighbourhood UU

Child HavenMany Unitarians have a history of supporting Child Haven and no doubt many of you have been to these fundraisers. Child Haven provides shelter, education, food, healthcare, clothing, and a loving environment for 1300 destitute children in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Tibet.

Michelle Lalonde, a member of Neighbourhood UU Congregation in Toronto, is one of those supporters, and is holding such an event at Neighbourhood on May 1st at 7:30pm. This is the third year that Michelle has organized the fundraiser and the goal is to raise $20,000 ($15,000 was raised in 2013). We hope you can join us. Fred Cappuccino, Unitarian Minister and co-founder of Child Haven, will also be delivering the message of inspiration on Sunday May 3rd at Neighbourhood and we would love to see you then as well. Continue reading

A Helping Hand for Ministerial Students

The path to ministry is both rewarding and challenging, and ministers who have walked that path know that some of those challenges include financial hurdles. The Theological Education Fund was established to help ministerial students with the expenses incurred while studying for the ministry. For more information on eligibility requirements, check here, Deadline for applications is March 31. All inquiries can be sent to tef@cuc.ca.

Sharing Our Faith: Nurturing Unitarian Universalist Initiatives

SharingThe Sharing Our Faith program provides grants for congregational initiatives which enhance ministry. Special collections from Sharing Our Faith services held by congregations across the country make it possible to fund these projects. Together we create a national Unitarian Universalist community strengthened by our mutual support.

Since 2001, Sharing Our Faith has awarded over $150,000 to congregations for growth initiatives. Continue reading

Dare2Give

Will you? Give? And dare someone else to give?

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston, is daring Canadians to give. He has launched the Dare2Give campaign. He says, “This year’s challenge is all about driving action and making a difference… We wanted to widen the circle on giving and provide a mechanism that Canadians and charities could use to dramatically increase giving. Dare2Give allows Canadians to dare their friends and families to give with them to not only amplify their efforts but also to create a better Canada.”

The Dare2Give website explains that this “is an opportunity for Canadians to dare their friends, family and colleagues to donate or volunteer with them. Each time someone gives their time, talent or money, they make Canada a more caring nation. Continue reading