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ACM Orientation - as of April 6, 2007


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ACM Orientation - as of April 6, 2007

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