Our very own Marla Thorburn, newly appointed Unitarian Shelter Interim Executive Director, and Shelter Coordinator Kevan Griffith recently appeared before the Nanaimo City Council to apply for urgently needed funding for the continued operation of our shelter in the coming winter. Please watch the city council proceedings (start at count 2:20) http://www.nanaimo.ca/meetings/VideoPlayer/Index/SOC161024V?start=8461
Bravo to Home Depot for donating time, material, and expertise to the Unitarian Winter Weather Shelter run by the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo!
All good things have to come to an end. And so it is with the beautiful pom-pom decoration that adorned our hall for several months. It was created by our children under the loving leadership of our Children’s Religious Education staff as part of our effort to graduate to the Welcoming Congregation designation. We now proudly display the accreditation at the entrance to our building.
Rumor has it that the children will work on a new project this fall. Stay tuned.
This popular series, introduced by our previous minister, Rev. Samaya, is continuing in the upcoming program year 2016-17. Please check out the different themes that will be presented under the What We Do tab.
Having completed a year long program designed for Unitarian congregations wanting to become more inclusive towards Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender people, our fellowship voted unanimously to be an official Welcoming Congregation.
President Joyce Hedges, Rev. Samaya Oakley and LGBTQ chair Julie Rogers presented the certificate authorized by the Canadian Unitarian Council at the fellowship’s general meeting June 19, 2016.