Friends of the CUC are cordially invited to attend a special Friends Breakfast at the Annual Conference and Meeting 2013, held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary Airport (formerly: Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport) from May 17-19. This special breakfast is to thank our faithful Friends, and to celebrate exceeding our fundraising target for 2012.
The Friends breakfast will take place on May 19th, Sunday morning. In addition, we would like to recognize your generosity further at the ACM by displaying your first names as Friends (please let us know –email email@example.com – if you’d like to retain confidentiality.)
Thank You, Friends! Invitation to a Special Breakfast at the Annual Conference and Meeting
The CUC expresses heartfelt thanks to the more than 200 Friends of the CUC, who helped during a challenging transition period. Our hoped-for target was met, and exceeded, thanks to their generosity.
Our gratitude for this support is matched by our excitement and renewed determination to continue offering essential, quality, national-level resources, through the guidance of our members.
Friends of the CUC are cordially invited to attend a special Friends Breakfast at the Annual Conference and Meeting 2013, held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary Airport (formerly: Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport) from May 17-19, to celebrate the fruits of our community. The Friends breakfast will take place on May 19th, Sunday morning. In addition, we would like to recognize your generosity further at the ACM by displaying your first names as Friends (please let us know –email firstname.lastname@example.org – if you’d like to retain confidentiality.)
Since 1984, Chalice Lighter programs have used this simple idea: ask willing individual Unitarian Universalists to contribute a modest sum, two or three times a year, to help a congregation or group in their district enhance a growth initiative. In 2002, when Canadian congregations moved out of the UUA District structure, there was no Canadian Chalice Lighter program in place for us.
Yet an ember of the idea was kept alive as the Northern Lights Chalice Lighter program. That ember required some fanning, and through the enthusiasm and administrative efforts of some Canadian Ministers and seed money from over 500 UU ministers from across the continent, the program was ignited.
THE SUNDAY service collection at the the 2012 Spiritual Leadership Symposium brought in over $3,800. This amount will be split equally between the CUC Leadership Development Fund and The Ten Oaks Project, an initiative based in Ottawa that works with youth and LBGTQ (lesbian, bi-sexual, gay, transgender and queer) communities.
CANADA’S UU YOUNG ADULT community had a request for all UUs in November — for individuals to print out and use their Airmiles and Aeroplan rewards cards to accumulate points that can help bring young adults to national events without breaking the bank.
So far only a handful of people have being using these cards sporadically, but organizer Chris Mishra reports that they’ve already accumulated 377 Airmiles and 482 Aeroplan points. “Imagine how quickly these will accumulate if 20, 50, 100, or even 500 UUs across Canada use the cards from time to time,” she says. “Before long we’ll have enough points to offset travel costs for our volunteer staff for events, and for others who need financial assistance.
Using the cards is easy — just download and print out the PDF versions below, and use them when you shop. Hard copies of the cards will also be available at the 2012 Symposium in Ottawa this month.
The young adults are not asking you to give up collecting your own reward miles if you use them; but if you’re like most of us, and only have one account or the other, or never seem to collect enough miles to be useful — then why not help out the young adults? It’s such an easy way to support our next generation of leaders.
Photo: caribb (Creative Commons)