Time and Talent Auction

It’s time to start thinking about our winter 2019 silent auction – what time or talent can you donate?
The annual Time and Talent Auction is a fundraiser for our community that invites members to share what they have with others in the community through a silent auction.
Last year, there were fantastic art lessons, beautiful handmade objects, delicious meals, adventurous outings, and many other great opportunities to get to know members of our community.
What can you offer for the Winter 2019 Time and Talent silent auction?
You most likely have a service or talent you have not considered, but that would be valued by someone else. What about donating chess or bridge lessons, or a learn to knit session? What about delicious baked goods (and maybe even the recipe)? Or dog-, house-, or baby-sitting services?
Blank Bidding Sheets are available in Wickenden on the bulletin board and here in Word and PDF formats. Just complete the upper section and put it in the auction mailbox in the church office. Bidding for this year’s auction will be held on three consecutive Sundays: January 27, February 3, and February 10.
Questions, ideas, donations, or interested in volunteering with the auction?
Talk to Lisa Hurrle or Jeb Gaudet.

Irvine Social Justice Award Winner for 2018: Derek Cook

This year’s Irvine Social Justice Award recipient is Derek Cook. He has over twenty-five years’ experience developing policy and programs in the public and non-profit sectors. From 2011 to 2015, he served as Executive Director of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative (CPRI), Mayor Nenshi’s task force on poverty reduction. Under Cook’s leadership the CPRI spent 18 months in consultation with local
communities to develop Calgary’s Enough for All poverty reduction strategy. Derek is currently the Director of Canadian Poverty Institute (CPI) at Ambrose University and was recently appointed to the Federal Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty. He has been described as “a man of deep faith and untiring passion for the work of poverty. “

Multi-Faith Calendars are Here!

The theme for the 2019 edition is Coming Together: Exploring New Connections. All the artists’ submitted works based on this rich theme and the variety of subjects and techniques is no less than inspirational!
Every month offers a chance to learn more about world religions, gain awareness and understanding of your friends’, neighbours’ and colleagues’ faith traditions and observances. The calendars demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, human rights and multiculturalism and are a great way to support UU Youth! Purchasing a calendar helps Youth attend great events like Youth Con and CanUUdle. Look for the Youth selling the calendars during coffee time on Sundays; get yours for only $20!

Debra’s TRC Challengetrc-logo

Rev Debra Faulk has issued a challenge to the congregation to read the full Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report Summary!