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Our Complicated Interdependent Web

Complexity theory reminds us that the nature and life for all its creatures is very complex. Reconginzing this complexity helps us to act “to help and not to hinder”. “Life in an interdependent web is a lot more complicated. It requires of us that we come to know each other beyond the scheme of up …

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The Song In Our Hearts: A Weekend Workshop with Jason Shelton

The Song In Our Hearts: A Weekend Workshop with Jason Shelton  5pm Friday April 20 – 2pm Sunday April 22, 2018 ** REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED ** LOVE TO SING? INSPIRED BY THE MUSIC OF JASON SHELTON? * The Fire of Commitment * Standing on the Side of Love * Morning Has Come * Love, …

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Upcoming Webinars and Roundtables

CUC 50th Anniversary

 The Canadian Unitarian Council  offers and coordinates Webinars and Roundtables as part of our commitment to share knowledge that helps our congregations become more Deeply Connected, Radically Inclusive, Actively Engaged, Theologically Alive, and Spiritually Grounded (that’s a reference to the 5 aspirations of our amazing new vision, adopted in May 2016). We’ll be posting upcoming Webinars on the Calendar as they are scheduled …

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Canadian UU Historical Society Lecture

Rev. Dr. Mark Belletini Every year, the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Historical Society (CUUHS) fulfills the main plank of its mandate by offering a lecture on some aspect of Canadian UU history. The Society has presented 35 lectures to date, dealing with topics such as Universalist heritage, Icelandic Unitarian heritage, and past Executive Directors of the …

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Leadership in UU Congregations Webinar

Leadership in UU congregations: What does this involve? What’s the relationship between your congregation & the CUC? What do I need to know about reporting requirements to the government? How do Canada Revenue Agency requirements affect my congregation? For new-ish leaders and those who want to know more about these topics. Useful for presidents, treasurers, …

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Western Region Fall Gathering

A Special Welcome to Envision – Engage – Energize Oct. 13 – 15 Calgary, Alberta  Does your congregation need to re-energize itself? Are you looking for ways to refresh your purpose, to position yourself for growth, to become better known in your communities, and to attract a young and energetic demographic? Join us in Calgary …

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National CUC News!

A weekend retreat for church leaders, and POTENTIAL leaders, is being held here in Edmonton on Aug. 18-20. The retreat will be held at the Providence Retreat Centre. CUC organizers say it will be a time for learning new skills, connecting with other leaders, and personal reflection. Organizers say the weekend will likely start on …

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Contests to promote our CUC’s new Vision Statement

The CUC board is promoting and celebrating our new Vision Statement with a couple of interesting contests. For details see: http://cuc.ca/vision-and-mission/   In brief: A.  Interconnected Faith Sermon Contest:  Write a new sermon/homily of 1,800 to 2,500 words on any aspect of the Vision Statement and its five attached Aspirations. Deliver that sermon to a Unitarian congregation sometime …

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Workshop -Designing and Leading Rites of Passage – Mar 10-12 2017

This workshop (at Westwood this year) is for those considering Lay Chaplaincy, recently appointed Lay Chaplains and members of a congregation’s Lay Chaplaincy committee. It provides basic guidelines on the management of a congregation’s Lay Chaplaincy program and the training new Lay Chaplains need to begin their work. Lay Chaplain terms are for six years, …

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Blue Christmas Service

Join Unitarian Church of Edmonton Congregation on Friday Dec 23 6:30-7:30 PM Rev. Brian J. Kiely and friends host this annual service offered for those who have tough times with the Holidays. Not everyone has joyful memories room childhood, while others are mourning losses this year. This is a quiet service of readings, reflection and candle lighting. We …

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