Kamloops Unitarian Events

May 12 – Potluck lunch with with Rev. Frances Deverell following the service

May 16 – UU & Friends Book Club and lunch, 10 am; RSVP Anne

May 23 – UU & Friends Men’s social lunch; 11:45 am, Central Station Pub

May 24 – UU Women’s social lunch: 12 noon, Japanese Cultural Centre, RSVP Heather G.

Canadian Unitarian Events

April

THR: Reconciliation Through Film
Film: The Road Forward – Registration: April 27- May 22
Watch the film and read the materials: May 22 – June 5
Reflection Group: Wednesday, June 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET and Saturday, June 8, 12:30-2:00 p.m. ET

May

Gathered Here: Young Adult Check-In, May 6, 8 p.m. ET
Gathered Here is a monthly online check-in and gathering for Canadian Unitarian Universalist young adults.

Plenary Discussion Hosted by the CUC Board, May 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Participants are welcome at 192 Spadina; online participants can join via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/222224722, or call toll-free 855 703 8985 Canada, Meeting ID: 222 224 722. No prior registration necessary.

CUC 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), May 11 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT, The Atrium at Centre for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina Ave
Plenary discussion hosted by the CUC Board
|Participants are welcome at 192 Spadina; online participants can join via Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/222224722, or call toll-free 855 703 8985 Canada, Meeting ID: 222 224 722. No prior registration necessary.

CUSJ Annual Meeting: Calling Out the Commodification of Water, May 12, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET, First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto
The keynote speaker Joyce Nelson, award-winning investigative journalist, artist, and poet, will present Damming the Future? SNC-Lavalin & Water Export.

CanUUdle XIX, May 17 – 20 – Hosted by the Unitarian Church of Calgary
CanUUdle is the annual national conference for Canadian UU youth and their adult advisors. It’s a beautiful weekend where youth and adults create an amazing community, worship together, grow as spiritual beings and join in multigen activities. The theme for CanUUdle XIX is Roots and Wings! We will be diving into our identities as Unitarian Universalists.

Chorus, May 17 – 20, Edge Camp Retreat Centre, AB
Each year, Canadian UU young adults (18-35) gather to build beloved community, deepen our cross-country connections, and grow as spiritual beings. Chorus will be held at River’s Edge Camp & Retreat Centre near Calgary.

Community Events

Here are events which may speak to our Unitarian values and allow us to promote them in the wider community:

Community Labyrinth Walk

Kamloops United Church Hall, first Sunday evening of the month, 7 PM

Enjoy a quiet evening of Labyrinth mediation. We hope that within an ambience of serenity and gentle sound you will find peace and centre while walking the labyrinth.  All are welcome.

Philosophers’ Café

The Smorgasbord Café, the third Tuesday evening of the month, 7 PM

The Council of Canadians sponsors presentations and discussions once a month from January to May. Everyone is welcome.

 

CBC Radio’s  ” Ideas”  – The Five Freedoms

This fascinating series on CBC Radio’s Ideas  – https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas – ran  April 8 -12.  All are available (1 hr segments) to listen to on your computer.  Here’s a description:

In his 1941 State of the Union address, American president Franklin Roosevelt proposed four freedoms that he believed all people were entitled to: freedom of speech, freedom of belief, freedom from fear and freedom from want.

All this week, we explore ideas about the meaning of freedom in a series of discussions recorded at the Stratford Festival. However, we’ve got a total of five freedoms in our list, and a stellar lineup of thoughtful people to dig into a central question for our times: what is freedom?

*Freedom from Lies

*Freedom from Want

*Freedom from Oppression

*Freedom of Speech

*Freedom to Believe