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  • Western Regional Gathering 2017 – Children’s Registration Western Regional Gathering 2017 - Children's Registration
  • Truth, Healing & Reconciliation Day – October 14, 2017 Welcome to a journey of learning and sharing towards reconciliation and healing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Jointly sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Calgary and the Canadian Unitarian Council, this one-day event welcomes all who are interested in addressing the damage of colonization and in particular, the ongoing societal effects of the residential school system. Anyone interested in being part ...
  • Western Region Fall Gathering 2017 – Adult Registration Western Region Fall Gathering 2017 - Adult Registration
  • Western Region Fall Gathering 2017 ENVISION – ENGAGE – ENERGIZE October 13 – 15, 2017 | Calgary, Alberta  Held at the Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 1 St NW) & Wild Rose United Church (1317 1 St NW) Hosted by Unitarian Church of Calgary and the Canadian Unitarian Council Does your congregation need to re-energize itself? Are you looking for ways to refresh your purpose, to position ...
  • Welcoming Congregations: A Journey, Not a Destination What does it mean to be a Welcoming Congregation? When the First Unitarian Congregation of Hamilton voted unanimously to become one in 1998, completing the Canadian Unitarian Council’s program for congregations wishing to be more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer or questioning people, it was blazing something of a trail. The church had ...
  • A Chance to Support the Work of Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana Recently the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana spoke at a service at the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, and met with some of us afterwards to speak about his recent experience as a political dissident and prisoner in his country, Burundi. I’m writing  to share an opportunity to support Unitarians who have fled Burundi for a refugee camp. ...
  • The Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly – Reflections of a Canadian Participant The Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) annual General Assembly (GA) was held in steamy New Orleans this year. Between June 21 – 25, over 4,000 Unitarian Universalists gathered at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre. This was a challenging gathering for American UUs. Following the resignation of former president, Rev. Peter Morales, and multiple resignations of senior ...
  • Calgary Choir Director Revitalizes Church Music Program As in many other Unitarian congregations, most services at the Unitarian Church of Calgary (UCC) end with everyone singing “Spirit of Life”. But that’s about as predictable as music there gets. During the service, congregants may have heard from one of three resident choirs. After the service, they might gather for the annual chamber music ...
  • Calgary Minister Recounts Trip to Jordan to Receive Interfaith Harmony Prize A minister, a rabbi and an imam went to Jordan at the invitation of the King. The minister was Reverend Debra Faulk of the Unitarian Calgary of Church.  The occasion was to accept the 2017 Gold Medal for participation in UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, a global event that promotes co-operation within and between different ...
  • Reflecting on 150 Years   July 1 was Canada Day. As the nation marks 150 years since Confederation, it’s important to take time to reflect. How can we right historical wrongs? What do we have to celebrate, and how? What should the next 150 years look like? Share your thoughts in the CUC’s Love and Justice Facebook group, or e-mail ...

 

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