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We come together in beloved community,
guided by our Unitarian Universalist principles and sources,
to grow in wisdom, welcome and deepen relationships,
and act for a just and sustainable world. [Read more]

The Unitarian Church of Calgary is a recognized
Welcoming CongregationGreen Sanctuary, and Compassion Charter Partner.

We are located on Treaty 7 territory, traditional lands of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai (Blackfoot),
Tsuu T’ina (Sarcee), and Nakoda (Stoney) nations

February’s Theme: Reconciliation

Join us this Sunday

10:30 am, February 14

"Building Bridges with 'Our National Church'"
Jane Ebbern

Upcoming Events

14Feb
14Feb
Second Sunday SupperTime: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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Help UCC Grow Canadian Ministry and Internships – A Limited Time Opportunity!

The Internship Committee at UCC is launching a campaign to crowdfund money to bring another intern minister to the UCC in the fall. The committee has also entered this project into the Northern Lights competition, a fundraising program jointly sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada and the Canadian Unitarian Council. Donors to the Northern Lights program will be invited to direct their pledge to the winning project’s crowdfund campaign.
To win Northern Lights support, we need our campaign to be successful; we need lots of traffic to the page, shares and twitters, email, comments and donations of any size. We need you to view the page and send it out to your network and friends. If you are able to make a donation, please do so now.  Small donations are also very, very important, because it is better to have many small donors than only a few large ones – it is what will help us win the competition, and then the extra funding support from Northern Lights.
Donate if you can. If not, just clicking the page helps. Please forward on to your network – another free way to help. And please add a comment, if you feel inspired, about how having an intern or offering a Canadian internship matters to you. You can also donate by delivering cash or a cheque to a member of the Internship Committee: Corinna Nielson, Christopher Fietz, Lynn Nugent, Gorham Hussey, or Danielle Webber.
The deadline for the Northern Lights competition is January 29; the deadline for the crowdfunding campaign is March 15.

Visit or Donate to UCC’s Internship Campaign

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Samaya Oakley, Chris Rothbauer, Danielle Webber – Our Amazing Interns!

Hendrik Schaink.2016Hendrik Schaink – Recipiant of the Panabaker Award

Your Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that this year’s recipient of the 2016 Panabaker Award is Hendrik Schaink! Hendrik embodies the spirit of extraordinary service to the UCC congregation that the award is intended to honour. The Award Dinner for Hendrik was on January 10th (the January Second Sunday Supper). Congratulations Hendrik!

house imageRefugee Project Fundraising  Update – January 19

On January 10, Jocelyn Keith-Asante presented the draft settlement plan which must accompany our application to sponsor the refugee family, There are 12 ‘task areas’ in the settlement plan, each of which is headed up by a coordinator, with other volunteers providing help in specific areas. A good start was made in recruiting volunteers, and we now have coordinators for 7 of the 12 areas (i.e. housing; school; furniture, clothing and house supplies; health; finances and budgeting; and recreation/social/culture). .

We still have Team Coordinator positions unfilled that need to have someone to direct the activities they cover. These are:

  • Government Services Coordinator – Early Applications for AHCIP, IFP, SIN
  • Orientation Coordinator – Work with family to shop for food/clothing
  • Transportation – Meet at Airport and transport home, Orientation for Public Transportation
  • Legal Coordinator – Find legal assistance as specific issues arise, confirming that volunteers meet requirements for working with family (CPIC, confidentiality), contractual agreements as required with outside group
  • Employment and Training – Assistance for finding employment, how to look for, apply for and interview for a job in Calgary. Training opportunities, Immigrant Agencies with resources.

If you are interested in heading up one of the remaining teams, or of helping with any of the sub-tasks in any area, please email the Refugee Sponsorship Committee.

Please see the Refugee Sponsorship page for more information and ways to donate.

Irvine Award 2015.cropWilliam Irvine Award Winner – Bill Wuttunee

On November 22, the Unitarian Church of Calgary awarded the William Irvine Award posthumously to William (Bill) Wuttunee for outstanding work in social justice. His daughter, Nola, accepted the award. You can read more about Bill’s remarkable accomplishments.

Welcome from Our Minister

A Unitarian Universalist and Evangelical Christian on a Plane

What do Unitarians believe if we don't follow one set of doctrines or religious teachings? Here is a simple, heartwarming, and eloquent story that will open your eyes to the Unitarian Universalist tradition - a religion that is spiritual, principled, and welcoming to all beliefs, colours, creeds, and gender orientations. Courtesy of Rev. Tandi Rogers on the occasion of Samaya Oakley's ordination in Vancouver, BC. Samaya was our intern minister here in Calgary in 2012-2013.