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  • 1. COMING SOON Canadian Unitarian Council’s Annual Conference & Meeting 2007
  • 2. CUC Mission
    • The Canadian Unitarian Council is an organization of Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist member congregations and individual members …
  • 3. enhance, nurture and promote
    • .. acting to enhance, nurture and promote Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist religion in Canada.
  • 4. CUC provides support
    • The CUC provides tangible support for religious exploration, spiritual growth and social responsibility.
  • 5. CUC represents U + U
    • It represents our faith in the larger social and religious environments
    • Which can be summarized as:
  • 6. Our mission can be summarized as:
    • GROWING
    • RELIGIOUS
    • COMMUNITIES
    • IN
    • CANADA
  • 7. Growing Vital Religious Communities in Canada
  • 8. COME EARLY!
    • Tuesday-Thursday
    • Co-sponsored by Vancouver School of Theology
    • Ecstatic Naturalism: Nature, God and the New Cosmology
      • Dr. Robert Corrington
      • Dr. Corrington will also be at UCVancouver the Sunday prior
      • Available for credit through VST
    Current registration: 8
  • 9. Renaissance Module
    • Renaissance Module:
      • Multicultural Religious Education
    • Camp Alexandra, Crescent Beach, BC.
    • Every year we offer a Renaissance module prior to the ACM. Especially for Religious Educators and open to all.
    Current registration: 19
  • 10. DIVERSITY IN COMMUNITY
    • THURSDAY
    • At Unitarian Church of Vancouver
    • Welcoming & Celebrating Congregational Diversity
      • Rev. Keith Kron, Director of the UUA’s Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Concerns
    Current registration: 8
  • 11. FRIDAY WORKSHOPS
    • Lift Up Your Voice
      • Brian Tate
    Current registration: 15
  • 12. FRIDAY WORKSHOPS
    • Human Resources for Churches
      • Monica Bennett
    Current registration: 3
  • 13. FRIDAY WORKSHOPS
    • CUC Lay Chaplaincy Enrichment
      • UCV Lay Chaplaincy Team
    Current registration: 12
  • 14. FRIDAY WORKSHOPS
    • Associate Member
    • Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice
    • Meets at UBC Student Union Building
  • 15. YOUTH
    • CanUUdle VII is coming!
    • HERE!
    • Youth (age 14-20) will spend much of the weekend at the host congregation, Unitarian Church of Vancouver.
    Current registration: 27
  • 16. YOUNG ADULTS
    • Prediction:
      • 18-35 18-35 year-olds
  • 17. UBC SUB
    • Most conference events will occur in the Student Union Building at UBC
    • Workshop rooms are on the 2 nd floor.
    • Exhibits and “Creative Unitarian Commons” on Main (Concourse) floor
  • 18. Student Union Building
  • 19. Great bus service to UBC Take the 49 or the 99 B-line
  • 20. ACCOMMODATION
    • Accommodation in
    • Gage Towers – Suites for 4-7 people: $179/night
    • Gage Suites – studio suites still available (1-bedrooms may be sold out).
  • 21. Gage Towers
  • 22. INEXPENSIVE ACCOMMODATION
    • Place Vanier - $22/night
  • 23. Place Vanier - $22/night
  • 24. BOOK ONLINE OR..
    • Toll Free Reservations 1 888 822 1030
    • Hotel Operator & Reservations: 604 822 1000
    • Mention CUC –
    • It gets you the right rate and it helps us fulfill our bookings (and get our deposit returned).
  • 25. Where are we From?
    • ____ registered From 4 Regions
    • Representing ___ Congregations
    48 congregations+ 2 Emerging 5270 members CURRENT REGISTRATION: Adults: 178 Children + Youth: 45 Total: 223
  • 26. REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION 48 congregations+ 2 Emerging 5270 members BC: 55 – All 11 congregations Western: 23 from 6 congregations Central: 36 from 9 congregations Eastern: 37 from 9 congregations + representatives from CUC, UUA, USC Canada, UU UNO, etc.
  • 27. Regions
    • BC
    • Western
      • AB, SK, MB & TBay
    • Central
      • Ontario - Central
    • Eastern
      • Ottawa/Kingston; QC, Atlantic Canada
  • 28. 2006 Regional Distribution
    • BC
    • Western
      • AB, SK, MB & TBay
    • Central
      • Ontario - Central
    • Eastern
      • Ottawa/Kingston; QC, Atlantic Canada
  • 29. 2006: Who is Here
  • 30. NUMBERS 2006
  • 31. Delegates
    • Are appointed by their congregation.
    • Information will be mailed to all congregations April 10 with documentation for appointing delegates.
  • 32. Delegates
    • 1 per congregation + 1 per 50 members
    • i.e.
    • 33 members – 2 delegates
    • 100 members – 3 delegates
    • Total possible: 147
  • 33. Exhibits
    • Friday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
    • Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm
    • Sunday: 11:30am-6:00pm
    • Monday: 9:00am-12:00am
      • (Or as Exhibitors desire)
  • 34. Exhibits
    • 36 tables
    • 20/20
    • People’s Coop Books
    • Donna Hamilton
    • Womyn’s Ware
    • Lots more!
  • 35. MESSAGE BOARD
    • - You can leave messages for CUC staff & others
  • 36. MEAL TICKETS
    • TICKETS to some meals may be available at registration desk (SUB 2 nd Floor South Foyer)
    • Lots of places near UBC to eat on your own or go for a walk.
    • Café Crepe & Mahoney & Sons – 5 minutes walk
  • 37. Who to ask
    • Meeting space/logistics –
    • Janice Lincoln
      • Administrative Coordinator – West
      • 604-264-0088
      • [email_address]
  • 38. If it’s about..
    • Money/database –
    • Phil Strapp
      • Financial Administrator
      • 1-888-568-5723
      • [email_address]
  • 39. The Annual Meeting
    • In 3 parts…
    • PLENARY AGENDA
    • – Vyda Ng, President
      • From Avalon Unitarian Fellowship, St. John’s, Newfoundland
      • [email_address]
  • 40. TIPS
    • Don’t try to do everything
    • There’s a lot of choice – but you can’t do it all
  • 41. TIPS
    • Come early to big events
    • - you’ll get a good seat and it helps us to start on time.
    • Come on time to everything
      • Or wait at door for it to open
  • 42. TIPS
    • Spend time chatting to new people!
    • Learn about other congregations.
  • 43. Friday
    • 7:00 pm. Orientation Session
    • This is a live-and-in-person orientation using this powerpoint presentation.
  • 44. Friday
    • 8:00 pm. Banner Parade and Ingathering
    • All ages welcome
    • Coordinator: Leslie Kemp
  • 45. Friday
    • Lots of things to do and people to meet after the Ingathering.
  • 46. Friday night
    • 9:00 pm. Sacred Circle Dancing
    • With Margaret Rao (Toronto First)
  • 47. Friday night
    • 9:00 pm. Socializing
  • 48. Labyrinth Walk
    • 10:00 pm
    • Labyrinth Walk at Vancouver School of Theology
    • 5 minute walk from SUB or 3 from Gage!
  • 49. Saturday
    • 8:15-8:45 Spiritual Practice
    • David Embry Solest
    • Member of UCVancouver
    • Chanting
  • 50. Saturday
    • NEW THIS YEAR!
    • Creative [Unitarian] Commons
    • opens
    • (= SUB Art Gallery)
  • 51. Saturday
    • 9:00 Keynote
      • Rev. Bill Phipps
  • 52. Saturday Morning
    • 10:30 a.m.
    • Annual Meeting Part I
    • –or–
    • Concurrent Sessions
      • Options
        • (if full, pre-registrants have priority)
  • 53. Business Meetings
    • President – Vyda Ng chairs
    • Parliamentarian – Bruce Partridge advises President
    • Board Secretary – Nora Prosser
    • Timekeeper –monitors time spent on various items of business and on time allocations per speaker
  • 54. Business Meetings
    • Refer to Agenda for Schedule of Items
    • Will be distributed at registration
    • Rules of Procedure
    • Maximum: 3 minutes per person
  • 55. Business Meetings
    • Maximum: 20 minutes per motion
    • Delegates can vote to extend for 15 minutes at a time
  • 56. Business Meetings
    • Kerr & King Rules re: amendments and amendments to amendments, etc.
    • NOTE: Resolution coming to change to Roberts Rules of Order
  • 57. Business Meetings
      • All can attend
      • Delegates and Ministers can speak
  • 58. Business Meetings
      • Only delegates can vote
      • Others speak if there’s time
  • 59. Saturday LUNCH
    • 12:00 Lunch – on your own or ticketed event:
      • Mini-Plenary for refining resolutions
      • OR
      • Multigenerational Picnic
  • 60. Mini-Plenary
    • TO DISCUSS RESOLUTIONS COMING TO
    • ANNUAL MEETING PART 2
    • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY RESOLUTIONS
  • 61. Social Responsibility Economic Justice Demo- cracy Choice in Dying Drug Policy Reform Racial & First Nations Equity Peace Gender & Sexual Diversity Environ- ment Globali- zation Board SR Liaison MONITORING GROUPS President & Spokespersons FINAL RESOLUTIONS VOTE ON SUNDAY
  • 62. Saturday noon
    • Multi-generational Day
      • Youth from CanUUdle VII will be on site from lunch Saturday starting with the
    • MULTIGENERATIONAL PICNIC
    • Coordinated by North Shore Unitarian Church
  • 63. Multi-generational Day
    • 2-3PM –
    • Youth & Adults together
    • Coordinators:
        • Rose Roberts, Youth Advisory Group rep and
        • Kalvin Drake, CUC Board Member
  • 64. Multi-generational Day
      • Started in 2005
  • 65. Saturday (continued)
    • 3:15 Concurrent Sessions
        • Choices of workshops
  • 66.
    • 5:00 Simple Saturday Soup-er Supper
      • Fundraising dinner (pre-purchased tickets)
      • First Nations Longhouse
        • CHOOSE: 5-5:45 PM
        • OR 6:15-7
      • Or
      • Dinner on your own
    Saturday SUPPER
  • 67.
    • 5:00 Simple Saturday Soup-er Supper
      • First Nations Longhouse
      • Or
      • Dinner on your own
    Saturday SUPPER
  • 68.
      • 5:45-6:15
      • bowls exchange
      • Each congregation brings a bowl (filled with money for a charity) and exchanges – you go home with a different bowl
      • Junior Youth Choir
    Saturday SUPPER - BOWLS
  • 69. Saturday Evening
    • 7:15 Concurrent Sessions
      • choices including
      • Confluence Lecture – UU Ministers of Canada (a chapter of the UU Ministers Assocation)
  • 70. Saturday Evening
    • 9:00 Youth Led Worship
    • The Symphony of Modern Humanity
    • Coordinator: Chris Michell, youth- [email_address]
  • 71. Saturday Evening
    • 10:15 Coffee House –
    • Beacon Home Companion
  • 72. Sunday morning
    • 8:15-8:45 Spiritual Practice
  • 73. Sunday morning
    • 9:00 Concurrent Sessions (choices)
    • 10:30 Break
  • 74. Sunday morning
    • 11:00 Worship – Chan Centre
    • Which Way Do We Look?
    • Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson
  • 75. Sunday morning
    • 12:15 Lunch
      • International Lunch
          • Or
      • On your own
  • 76. Sunday Afternoon
    • 2:00 Annual Meeting –
    • Racial & First Nations Equity Resolutions/
    • Amendment to Peace Resolution
    • Welcoming Congregation Presentations
    • –or–
    • Concurrent Sessions
        • Choices
  • 77. Sunday Afternoon
    • 3:30 Break
  • 78. Sunday Afternoon
    • 4:00 4 Congregational Showcase Sessions
      • in regional groups
      • BC
      • Western
      • Central
      • Eastern
  • 79. Sunday Evening
    • 5:15 Book Signing & Sales (CDs too!)
    • UU Authors and publishers
  • 80. Sunday Evening
    • 5:30 Museum of Anthropology opens for our participants
  • 81. Sunday Evening
    • Poetry Reading - Shorelines
  • 82. Sunday Evening
    • 7:00 Museum of Anthropology (dinner & party, pre-sold tickets) Knight Award Presentation
  • 83. Sunday Evening
    • 9:00 pm Entertainment
    • 9:30 pm Soulful Sundown
  • 84. Monday
    • 8:15-8:45
    • Spiritual Practice
    Debra Thorne UCVancouver
  • 85. Monday
    • 9:00
    • Concurrent Sessions
      • (or sleep in)
    • Options include:
      • Singing Your Way Home
      • Annual Meeting Part 3 - Finances
    Jean Armstrong, CUC Treasurer
  • 86. Monday
    • 10:45
    • Transitions Ceremonies
    • Junior Youth to Youth
    • Youth to Young Adult
  • 87. Monday
    • 11:15
    • Closing Worship
    • And CUC Board Installation
    • Board Nominees:
    • Rev. Christine Hillman, Central
    • Ron Bulmer, Eastern
  • 88. Monday
    • 2:00 Workshops
      • CUC Board & You
      • Racial & First Nations Equity – What’s Next?
  • 89. Monday
    • Post-Conference Tours
      • Heart of the City – with Michael Clague
      • UCV Buildings & Grounds – with Kate and Erika Gerson
  • 90. Monday
    • UUMOC – Ministers’ Retreat begins
      • Unitarian Universalist Ministers Of Canada
      • A chapter of the UU Ministers Association
  • 91. Mark your calendar
    • If you had fun, you’ll
    • want to plan now for
    • next year.
    • May 18-21, 2008
    • Ottawa – Carleton University
  • 92. Thunder Bay in 2009
    • Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship
    • Thunder Bay, Ontario
    • Lakehead University
  • 93. Are you on the ‘net?
    • Go to
    • www.cuc.ca/conference/2007
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