Cross-Canada Sunday Service

Sunday, May 17, 9:30 am PT | 10:30 am MT | 11:30 am CT | 12:30 pm ET | 1:30 pm AT | 2:00 pm NL

The Cross-Canada service will be available on the CUC’s YouTube channel 

The theme for the service is “One Storm – Many Boats”
The service was “anchored” out of Halifax in recognition of their hosting the CUC Conference next year in 2021. there were contributions from Vancouver to Halifax.

National and International Charities

A special collection is being taken to aid two charities.

Indspire is dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Indigenous peoples in Canada, especially youth, to achieve their potential. As of 2016, Indspire through its Education Program has awarded more than $87 million in scholarships and bursaries to more than 25,000 First Nations students nationwide including Inuit and Métis post-secondary students across Canada, across a diverse range of disciplines.

Childhaven is partnered with Canadian corporations, federal departments, national organizations, and other private sector companies to implement Industry in the classroom. Indspire offers scholarships and bursaries through four major categories: Post-Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Health Careers, and Oil and Gas Aboriginal Trades and Technology.

Childhaven is inspired by the teachings and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, and assists children and women in developing countries, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional and moral support. The biggest challenge to Childhaven during Covid-19 is that the spring fund-raising events have had to be cancelled. The loving care the children receive depends completely on contributions from generous supporters. With 9 homes located in India, Tibet, Nepal, and Bangladesh, Childhaven was founded in 1985 by beloved Unitarians Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino, who adopted 19 children. And that was just the beginning.

Donations will be shared equally between Indspire and Childhaven. We hope you will be generous!

To donate by text, send a text message to 716-293-2525, click on the link you receive.  This takes you to the Friends of the CUC / Special Collections form; fill out the info. That’s it!

To donate online instead, go to, click Donate at the top right of the page, and choose “Friends of the CUC” and fill out the info.

Data rates may apply. Donations for Indspire and Childhaven will be accepted until Thursday, May 21 at 11:59 pm ET.