Peace and Environment Walk
Saturday, May 4
Stuart Wood School (by Farmers’ Market)
10 am - noon – activities & speeches
noon – walk begins
Calling all Unitarians to participate in the Peace and Environment Walk! You can carry our banner, or make your own sign or human-powered “float”. Please come out and support this annual event.
UUFK Garage Sale
Sunday morning, May 5
at Gerda’s house
Now that spring is here and everyone is cleaning out their stuff, don't throw it away. Save it for our Big Garage Sale! Please bring donations to Gerda’s on Friday and up to Saturday noon. Dennis has a truck and trailer, so if you need to, he can pick your donations up and deliver them to Gerda’s house. This is a fundraiser for the UUFK and way to help you cleanse your living area of that clutter and live a more simple life.
2013 Annual Canadian Unitarian Conference
Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19
This year’s conference theme is Diversity: Creating a Shared Understanding. Our theme calls us to explore aspects of our diversity in ways that will bring growth and meaning to our communities across Canada.
There are workshops focusing on different aspects of diversity, a keynote address by Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed, a Confluence lecture delivered by Rev. Shawn Newton, an International Dinner, multigenerational sessions, a banquet with awards and recognitions, programming for Youth and Young Adults, childcare, a program based on bio-diversity for Young Fun and Junior Youth (additional childcare is available), a Hootenanny, and a Dunk Tank. Yes, you read that right!
The conference is hosted by the Unitarian Church of Calgary and the Canadian Unitarian Council. For information: http://cuc.ca/2013 annual conference and meeting
2013-2014 Planning Session
Saturday, June 1
time and location TBA
Now that we have completed our strategic planning session, it is time to gather and decide on dates and events for the coming church year. Your input is very important to the life and health of the fellowship!
Oxfam Unwrapped Donation Event
Sunday, June 2
at the church service
Oxfam Canada works to find lasting solutions to poverty in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas, and the gifts in the Oxfam Unwrapped catalogue help them achieve that work. An Oxfam Unwrapped gift will help people living in poverty gain greater levels of self-sufficiency and control over their lives and the future of their communities.
Here's how it works: To select an item from the Oxfam Unwrapped catalogue , go to www.oxfamunwrapped.ca. Then click on Buy a Gift at the top of the page. This will give you the complete list of gifts with their prices. Gifts range in price from $12 to $1300, with selections that include packages of seeds, mosquito nets, chickens, hygiene kits, training on gender-based violence, emergency toilets, beehives, bicycles, and solar panels. You can click on each gift for a description.
You donate the money for one or more items to our fellowship at the service on June 2. The fellowship will send the list of gifts and the donations to Oxfam Canada, and will give each of you a charitable donation receipt.