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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]
We are located on Treaty 7 territory, traditional lands of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai (Blackfoot),
Tsuu T’ina (Sarcee), and Nakoda (Stoney) nations
May’s Theme: Tradition
Our application to sponsor the Iraqi family is ready to be submitted to the federal government by the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC), but is stalled until the government announces its quotas for refugee admissions for this fiscal year.
In the meantime, we received an urgent appeal via the CUC to sponsor an Ethiopian couple. We applied to sponsor this family and our application has been approved. The family consists of a couple in their mid-30s who fled their homeland due to violence and torture and are currently in a refugee camp in Kenya. They could arrive within 2-4 weeks! Because we have a surplus from our earlier fundraising efforts and a large amount of donated goods, we are confident we will be able to support both families. We now have teams of volunteers signed up to work on the various settlement needs (e.g. housing, health care, language, furniture and household supplies, transportation, etc. )
If you are interested in volunteering to help this family and are not already part of our group, or have questions , please feel free to contact the Refugee Sponsorship Committee.
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!
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.
When 11 year old Anthony heard "stand up, stand up, people of grace” in an anti-trans rap from an Alberta mom, he was offended. This is not, in his opinion, what religion is for. He invited Unitarians from across Canada to join with him in sending messages to trans kids. And they did!
And here are the folks at the Unitarian Church of Calgary showing their support.
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.