Bravo! Thank you fellow FUFONITES for making our Holiday Bake Sale such a huge success!


Thank you fellow FUFONITES for making our Holiday Bake Sale

such a huge success!

We cleared a record-breaking $660! A huge thank you to those who baked, brought, and bought the delicious array of wonderful holiday foods!

Thank you again for all your support to help us raise funds toward the building maintenance costs and ministerial expenses of our Fellowship.

Your Fellowship Fund Raising Team:

Julie, Anita, Lois, Tony, Val, Suzanne, Hugh, Diane and Anne

Unitarian Shelter


November 1, 2017

Serving our community for the tenth year.
Contact us:
Shelter Coordinator Kevan Griffith: 250-754-3720 |
Executive Director Lois Peterson: 250-758-1601 |

We acknowledge the vital support of the following government funders:

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In December, with so many calls on everyone’s generosity, we were gratified to receive such great support from our community.
Along with a hearty shout out to our very generous Unitarian Fellowship members and our neighbours and friends who made individual cash donations, and to everyone who provided warm clothing, sundries and seasonal gifts for our guests, we offer a huge THANK YOU to

  • Residents of  buildings managed by Northern Properties Limited
    who selected The Unitarian Shelter as recipient of their charitable giving this year – presenting us with a cheque for $4,000.
  • Indie Entertainment, who dropped off Blessings Bags for our shelter guests.
  • Nanaimo Seniors’ Village residents who collected socks, gloves, hats and other items for shelter guests.
  • The Rotary Club of Nanaimo sponsored a Clothing Drive at which our friends and neighbours donated coats, jackets, pants, sweaters, sweatshirts and pants, socks, hats for shelter guests.
  • Motherload Transport partners and colleagues presented a very generous cash donation. 
  • Central Drugs at 2220 Bowen Road  supplied a quantity of vitamins for shelter guests. 
  • Protection Island Lions Club made a cash donation to support shelter activities and services.
  • The Unitarian Shelter was the grateful recipient of a $5,000 donation from the ‘Compassion in Action Transferable Fund‘ held by the Vancouver Foundation.

YOU can help, too!
Please select the Paypal button below, or contact us at


The Unitarian Shelter

For the past nine years, men and women have found overnight respite from the streets, a hot meal, clean clothes and a non-judgemental welcome at the
Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter at 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo, BC.

Open seven nights a week from 6pm to 7am November through March, the shelter is funded through the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and by generous cash and in kind donations from members of the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo and individuals, businesses and organizations in our community – and beyond.

YOU can help, too!
Please select the Paypal button below, or contact us at


Shelter Coordinator: Kevan Griffith
250-754-3720 |

Executive Director: Lois Peterson
250-758-1601 |

To make a donation to the Unitarian Shelter via Paypal
please click on the button below.


We are very grateful to individuals in our community – and beyond –
who support us through their individual cash and in-kind donations.

And for the support of the following businesses and organizations:

Canadian Tire – Nanaimo North   |   Coast Wholesale Appliances    |   Trees Dispensary
The Country Grocer   |   Gold and Silver Man  |  Marina’s Taverna     |     Midland Tools       Quality Foods – Bowen Rd |   Save-On Foods – Brooks Landing | Townsite Grocery
The Unitarian Church of Victoria |  Vancouver Island Student Union – Organization for Social Change | Home Depot

If YOU would like information about how you can help, please contact us.

Section 1 – Welcome

At First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo we create
spiritual connection and bring compassion, 
discovery and social justice to life!


FUFON Tapestry

We are a growing congregation on Vancouver Island. Based in the city of Nanaimo our catchment area includes communities from Qualicum through Chemainus.

Our Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources enable us to balance reason and belief, intellect and intuition. We  share a commitment to spiritual and ethical values.

Whatever your ethnicity, religious background, gender, sexual orientation, age or anything else that makes you who you are, please know that you are warmly welcome in our community.

Are You New?

Are you new to our area and looking for a community of like minded friendly people? Perhaps you have heard about our Unitarian Shelter for the homeless and wish to be part of a faith community that is concerned with social justice. Maybe you are looking for a program for your children that will support you in helping them to be compassionate concerned, aware people. Or, perhaps you need a place where you can nurture your own spirits in the midst of a busy life. If you like music and singing, you are welcome to join our choir, the Fabulous Fufonics.

We Welcome You!

Our Sunday services start at 11:00 am and last about an hour. The topics vary from week to week providing year long interest.

Image 2We have events all through the year. We work and we play. Our newsletter is a good way to find out what is happening as is our facebook page: First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo.