CUC Vision Statement
As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we aspire to be:
Deeply Connected: We strive to foster healthy relationships amongst and within UU communities, with the broader world and with all life. Nous travaillons à cultiver des relations saines entre nous, parmi nos assemblées, avec la société et toute la vie qui nous entourent.
Radically Inclusive: We strive to create hospitable, diverse, multi- generational communities. Nous travaillons à créer des communautés accueillantes, diverses, et multigénérationnelles.
Actively Engaged: We strive to work joyfully for a just and compassionate society, experimenting with new forms of community. Nous travaillons joyeusement pour une société plus juste et compatissante, et nous explorons de nouvelles façons d’être en communauté.
Theologically Alive: We seek to be ever-evolving in our understanding, open to new knowledge. Nous cherchons à évoluer continuellement dans notre façon de voir, toujours ouverts à de nouvelles connaissances et perspectives.
Spiritually Grounded: We seek transformation through personal spiritual experiences and shared ritual. Nous cherchons la transformation à travers les expériences spirituelles personnelles et le rituel partagé.
Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC)
The Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) is the national Unitarian Universalist (UU) body that supports Canadian Unitarian Universalist congregations and facilitates Unitarian Universalists from across Canada in expanding their UU roots and connecting with each other.
Check out the Canadian Unitarian Council website for information about the CUC plus many Unitarian Universalist resources & links! To see a complete listing of Canadian Unitarian Universalist congregations, go to the CUC’s Congregations page.
Westwood & the CUC
Westwood is a member of the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC). The CUC holds a Bi-annual Conference and Meeting in May. Westwood sends two delegates to represent Westwood in the votes and discussions held at the business meeting. Westwood’s Social Justice Committee discusses and makes recommendations to Westwood’s delegates on the social justice resolutions presented at the meeting.
Westwood is part of the CUC Western Region. The Western Regional Fall Gathering is held annually in October.
There is often funding available or Westwoodian carpooling potential for CUC events. Check with the Board or Reverend Anne for information if you’re interested in attending.
Westwood Social Justice Committee members are expected to annually renew their membership to Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice (CUSJ). This is a nationwide group, affiliated with but separate from the Canadian Unitarian Council which applies Unitarian principles through advocacy, lobbying, and education. CUSJ has a blog.
CUC Youth Ministry serves teens and young adults ages 14 – 20. It provides opportunities for youth to go deeper in their spiritual and ethical development, to develop leadership skills, and to make broader connections with youth and youth advisors nation-wide.
Ariel Hunt-Brondwin is the CUC staff member who focuses on Youth and Young Adult Ministry Development.
Youth events include Youth Con at Regional Gatherings, CanUUdle at the CUC Annual Conference and Meeting, and other interesting workshops throughout the year. Youth Connect through Facebook or through your choice of email listserves.