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  • Serving with Spirit: A Retreat to nUUrture UU Leaders Congregational life can be rewarding, but also hectic. So how does one ensure everything gets done while at the same time drawing energy from their contributions as well as  giving it? Serving with Spirit: nUUrturing UU Leaders is a weekend retreat that aims to answer this question. The successor to the well-received CUUL School program, the ...
  • Reflections on CanUUdle XVII CanUUdle is the annual youth con for Canadian UU youth who are 14-20 and their adult advisors. As always, it was a beautiful weekend where youth and adults created an amazing community, worshiped together, grew as spiritual beings and joined in multigen activities. It was full of fun, laughter, games, discussion, thought, and above all, love ...
  • Update on the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection Guides As we close out the church year, many people are looking forward to a summer of fun, sun, and relaxation, while many others are busy getting calendars and programming in place for the start of the church year in September. We here at the Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation Task Force (THRRG)  wanted to take a ...
  • Serving with Spirit: Nurturing UU Leaders   More info on the Western and Eastern events is available on the CUC website. Congregations can also download black and white and colour posters to display. Hope to see you there!  
  • Political Activity by Charities: Report from the Consultation Panel The panel which reviewed political activities by charities released its report at the end of March, offering  four recommendations to the Minister of National Revenue.  One of these recommendations calls for revising the CRA’s  administrative position and policy to enable charities to fully engage in public policy dialogue and development. The report says this will ...
  • Ramadan greetings We wish our Muslim friends and neighbours a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.
  • The CUC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting & What Unfolded The 2017 Annual General Meeting held on May 13 at the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto had a number of “firsts.” It was the first time an AGM was held on its own without a national conference. The CUC with its congregations decided to hold conferences every other year instead of annually, so the 2016 ...
  • 2017 AGM Our 56th Annual Meeting is a celebration of achieving increased access, both in-person and electronically, for member congregations. To help this historic day run as smoothly as possible, please read through the following notes to prepare: – The CUC Board is hosting a Cross-Country Dialogue on Friday, May 12 at 7 pm eastern. You are invited ...
  • 2017 UUMOC Retreat The UU Ministers of Canada will gather together in May for their annual professional development retreat.  This year, the participants are meeting at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario starting on the evening of Sunday, May 21 and ending at noon on Thursday, May 25. Time spent with colleagues provides ministers with many opportunities for ...
  • About a Community Climate Change Culture Mike Bell is a member of the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship and the Comox Valley Climate Change Network. This article is the third installment in his Comox Valley Climate Change Chronicles.  The e-news welcomes submissions from Unitarians about issues of social justice and sustainability. When I read the very scary reports of scientists about climate change ...

 

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