By Susan Ruttan
National board member,
Canadian Unitarian Council
See more at Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC).
Metro Vancouver Unitarians
Locally, there are three other congregations in the Lower Mainland area:
- North Shore Unitarian Church in West Vancouver
- Beacon Unitarian Church in New Westminster
- South Fraser Unitarians in Surrey
People are usually members of only one congregation but frequently attend events at other congregations especially special events, concerts and regional workshops. Depending on their role, they may have connections with others in similar roles. There have been connections regarding refugee support, lay chaplaincy, social justice and more.
Share invitations and ideas about joining forces. Ask questions. Arrange to connect in person, by phone or otherwise.
The BC Region includes twelve congregations and at least one emerging congregation. There is usually a weekend gathering each year for Unitarians to connect across the province or by sub-region. (Congregations below are listed alphabetically by community.)
|Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship||Comox||B.C.||Website|
|Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kamloops||Kamloops||B.C.||Website|
|First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo||Nanaimo||B.C.||Website|
|Nelson Unitarian Spiritual Centre||Nelson||B.C.|
|Beacon Unitarian Church||New Westminster||B.C.||Website|
|Salt Spring Island Unitarian Fellowship||Salt Spring Island||B.C.||Website|
|South Fraser Unitarian Congregation||Surrey||B.C.||Website|
|Lower Columbia Unitarians (Emerging)||Trail||B.C.|
|Capital Unitarian Universalist Congregation||Victoria||B.C.||Website|
|First Unitarian Church of Victoria||Victoria||B.C.||Website|
|North Shore Unitarian Church||West Vancouver||B.C.||Website|
By Susan Ruttan
Thinking about attending a 2019 UU Summer CAMP?
Check out these possibilities:
Camp Sasamat – Metro Vancouver area
Eliot Institute at Seabeck (Washington State)
Drumheller, Alberta, Family Camp, August 16th -18th
Walk to the water park or tour the Royal Tyrell Dinosaur Museum. There are cabins, fully serviced RV sites and tent sites. Self registration begins April 1st. Everyone is welcome! If you would like to attend, or have any questions, please contact Calgary Unitarians DRE Sheila MacMaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unicamp (Ontario) located in the Mulmur Hills near Honeywood, Ontario
Vancouver Island Unitarian Network summer camp at Shawnigan Lake – last active in 2017. For 2019, inquire at one of the Vancouver Island congregations.
Unitarians Prairie Camp Cypress Hills (Alberta and Saskatchewan) – Last offered in 2017. Click on contact to inquire about 2019.