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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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Shining Lights Program – CUC

One of the goals of the Congregational Development work of the Canadian Unitarian Council is to connect congregations, build community and highlight effective innovative practices. To this end we are in the early stages of developing a Shining Lights program. Each year a UU community will be highlighted and we will all have the opportunity …

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Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) Call for Nominations 2017 Board of Trustees

  Would you like to make a difference to Unitarian Universalists in Canada?  Do you have an enthusiasm for the Unitarian Universalist faith?  Our Canadian Unitarian Council is an intentional community of Unitarian Universalist congregations which jointly work to create connections, to be inspired, and to have a national voice. One of the ways to …

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Help Rev. Fulgence Continue His Ministry!

The Unitarian Church of Saskatoon and the Canadian Unitarian Council are co-sponsoring a crowd funding campaign! to support the MInistry of Rev. Ndagijimana. Donations have already started pouring in from across the country.  What makes me so deeply happy is how many there are.  Everyone gives what they can, but each donation—large or small—sends a powerful message …

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Indigenous Reconciliation Curriculum Selected as Northern Lights Recipient

Posted on February 2, 2016 by CUC Educating for Change – Transforming Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Relations has been selected as this year’s first Northern Lights recipient. Grant Panel member Kristina Stevens was enthusiastic in saying that the project is “providing strong, high-quality programming [and] support to all of our congregations… and addressing an issue that is of …

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