UU Young Adults to Gather at Symposium in May, Opus in August

UU Young Adults at the CUC 50th anniversary Annual Conference & Meeting in Toronto, May 2011

Young Adults at the 50th anniversary CUC Annual Conference & Meeting in Toronto, May 2011. More than 50 YAs attended, meeting an anniversary goal. (Photo: Anna Isaacs)

TWO MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES are coming for Canada’s UU Young Adults to gather and build community. One group of YAs has arranged a community building time at the 2012 Spiritual Leadership Symposium in Ottawa this month, while another is busy planning to host Opus 2012, this year’s North-America-wide young adult conference, at Ontario’s Unicamp in August.

While there isn’t a usual CUC Annual Conference & Meeting this year, the smaller Symposium is still a great opportunity to continue the momentum that was built last year when over 50 young adults attended the ACM.

Plans during the Symposium include:

  • Gathering for dinner before the ingathering on Friday,
  • The annual “Bridger Dinner” (a joint dinner with the senior youth) on Saturday night,
  • A gathering at a local pub or restaurant after the Sunday dinner, and
  • Participating in the Bridging Ceremony during the Sunday morning service.

A short Young Adult post-conference day on Monday, at the Westin, will include time for deep discussions, visioning and planning for future events, as well as worship. The group will then head off-site for lunch and more fellowship, and finish by 2pm to allow for travel time.

You do not have to register for the Symposium to attend the Friday dinner, the Sunday morning service, or the post-conference day. The Bridger Dinner on Saturday night requires pre-registration — please e-mail Sean Neil-Barron if you haven’t registered yet; there is a cost of $15.

For more information about the Young Adult events, as well as information on subsidies and home hospitality, visit the young adult area of the Symposium website.