Seeking Youth and Adult Leaders to Join the New CUC Youth Ministry Team!

Youth WordleNew this year, we’re forming a collaborative group of youth leaders, adult advisors and the CUC Youth and Young Adult Ministry staff (Asha Philar) that work together to set the direction of Unitarian Universalist youth ministry and youth programs in Canada. This group will help connect Canadian UU youth and advisors, and will work to develop youth ministry programs and events across the country.

All YMT members will receive formal facilitation and meeting skills training and ongoing support to share in the leadership of the group. We are looking for people with some leadership experience, but you don’t have to know everything – just be passionate about Canadian UU Youth Ministry! Continue reading

Finding Our Place in the Circle: Western Regional Fall Gathering

Place in the circleOct. 14-16, 2016, Hosted by the Saskatoon Unitarians

You are invited to find your place in the circle …

This year’s Western Fall Region Gathering is an inter-spiritual, multi-faith response to the Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action.

Friday Multigenerational Ingathering and Reception 7pm
At the Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon

Saturday Adult Program: A Medicine Wheel for the Indian Act
Responsibility * Relationship * Respect * Reciprocity
With Marjorie Beaucage, creator of Medicine Wheel for the Indian Act

  • 9:00am – 4:30pm Program at Wanuskewin Heritage Park
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm Adult Dinner at Wanuskewin
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm Multigenerational evening at Station 20 West

Sunday Networking & Sunday Service
At the Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon
Join us for the installation of Rev. Karen Fraser Gitlitz as Saskatoon’s settled minister.

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Making the Bridge

Bridging-2015It’s that bridging time of year again! As the school and church year winds down, many youth in the 18-20 age range are thinking about bridging out of youth group and the adventures that lie ahead.

“Bridging” is what we call the step from youth to young adulthood, when youth choose to transition out of the youth community and into the young adult one. This important transition is often marked with a bridging ceremony that youth can participate in at a youth group event, a conference, or during a Sunday service (or sometimes all of the above).

Youth can choose to bridge whenever it feels right to them (within that age range), and they can bridge as many times as they want. It can be an incredibly emotional transition, as youth leave the beloved community that has been their UU home throughout their high school years. Some may be starting new school programs, jobs, travel, or a move to a different city, so the separation from youth group may be physical as well as mental. Continue reading

Upcoming Youth & Young Adult Events

CUC YouthThere is so much going on in the next few months for youth, young adults and youth ministry professionals! Please see the sections below for events and opportunities, and please pass this information along to those in your congregations that may be interested!

Any questions? Contact Asha Philar, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Development at asha@cuc.ca or 519-900-2995. Continue reading

Hey Canadian Youth!

U do U logoThis is a message from your CanUUdle Co-Dean Queens, Karoline and Meghan! CanUUdle planning is coming along great, and we’re really excited to share it with you in May! The theme this year is U do U — an introspective look at how we can share our bright lights with the world. If you’d like more information, feel free to check out our Facebook event page, ‘CanUUdle XVI’, as well as the Instagram page, @canuudle. The staff are working tirelessly on their workshops, worships, energy games, and much more. With only two months left, we are all are buzzing with excitement.

Don’t delay in registering – the regular registration ($125) deadline is April 30th (no registrations after this date!). To register, go to http://cuc.ca/conference-2016/youth-canuudle-xv/

Hope to see you there!