Gathered Here – June 2022

Gathered Here is a monthly online check-in for Canadian Unitarian Universalist young adults. 

Join other UU 18-35 year-olds on Zoom (a video-conferencing platform) for sharing of joys and sorrows, deeper check-ins, prayerful reflections, and an opportunity to process the events of our lives with a spiritually grounded community. Each month we are joined by a member of the Young Adult Pastoral Care Team

These monthly gatherings have become highly valued touchstones in the lives of many young adults. While so much in our lives is unknown and unknowable, we can find comfort in familiar rituals and faces. By sharing our joys, our concerns, our sorrows and our gratitudes, we know ourselves to be held in a loving community. Exploring the themes and spiritual practices helps us each remember our own creativity and resilience. We are all in this together, a part of a larger story. 

These are drop-in-style gatherings, so you don’t need to sign up in advance and there is no fee. On the days you want to attend, just settle into a comfortable spot with your computer or smartphone, sign in to Zoom at the scheduled time, and bring your whole self for the hour and a quarter. 

Here is the schedule for the 2021-22 programming year: 

September – Monday 13, 8 pm ET –
October – Thursday 14, 2 pm ET –
November – Monday 8, 8 pm ET –
December – Thursday 9, 2 pm ET –
January – Monday 10, 8 pm ET –
February – Thursday 10, 2 pm ET –
March – Monday 14, 8 pm ET –
April – Thursday 14, 2 pm ET –
May – Break for CUC National Conferences
June – Monday 13, 8 pm ET –
July/August – Break for summer 

The PDF Outline for the upcoming call will be uploaded in this folder a week before each event. 

How do you want to be reminded about Gathered Here? Choose the options that work for you! 

Google Calendar: Add the Monday events and the Thursday events to your own calendar.
Email (week before): Make sure you’re on the email list. Email to request to join.
Facebook (week before and day of): RSVP to the Facebook event for the most recent themes and outlines of upcoming calls. Posts are also shared in the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Young Adults group and other local YA groups.
Instagram (week before and day of): Follow @yayasofcanada to see upcoming themes and access the Zoom links through the Linktree in the page’s bio.
Text reminders (day of): Sign up by texting @cucya to (502) 694-1142, or accept this invitation

Questions can be directed to Casey Stainsby at