What are CUC regional gatherings all about?
Across Canada, Unitarian Universalist congregations are organized into four regions: British Columbia, Western, Central, and Eastern. Each region hosts a gathering in the fall, and gatherings and events are also held in smaller areas with multiple congregations, such as the BC Lower Mainland and the Greater Toronto Area.
About 100 people usually attend a Regional Fall Gathering, including adults, youth, and children. Childcare and kids’ programming are provided, while youth (ages 14–20) often sleep in the congregation’s building and enjoy their own program, joining the main gathering at key points. Many gatherings also offer programming specifically for young adults (ages 18–35).
These gatherings celebrate the distinctive qualities and character of the region, and they give participants opportunities to
- build and renew connections with other Unitarian Universalists and other congregations,
- share an expanded, enriched, and multigenerational spiritual community,
- discuss the CUC’s activities and those of other congregations,
- learn from and teach each other, and
- deepen spiritually and grow as leaders.
The aim is for you to come away from a Fall Gathering feeling more deeply connected and inspired.
The gatherings are held on a cost-recovery basis, meaning that their costs are covered by registration fees. We want you to be able to come! Fees are reduced for children, youth, and people with low income (self-defined), and subsidies are also available; email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Or if you have more than you need, you can donate when you register to help others attend.
Go to the events calendar and choose the regional gathering category to view all upcoming regional events.