Author: Tony Turner

Ministerial Search Committee Begins Work

The First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo is searching for a 3/4 time contract minister to begin when our current minister, Rev. Debra Thorne, steps down at the end of February 2023.  Our job posting will be updated after we complete a congregational survey.  As we may be able … read more.

Paul Manly Becomes New ED of our Unitarian Shelter

The Shelter Management Team is very pleased to announce that Paul Manly has been hired as our new Unitarian Shelter Executive Director, effective Mon., March 28th.

Manly, Green MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith from 2019-2021, comes to us with a wealth of experience working for Nanaimo organizations … read more.

The celebration of Beltane on May 1st marks the rites of spring, a time for planting and dancing. Be sure to balance the inner and outer expressions of joy and new growth in your lives.  Warmly,  Rev. Debra

January 13

“Music can minister to minds diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with its sweet oblivious antidote, cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff that weighs upon the heart” — William Shakespeare ~Warmly, Rev … read more.

Summer Solstice Picnic

On Sunday June 20th at 2 pm members and friends are invited to gather in the Fellowship parking lot at 595 Townsite Rd. to celebrate the summer days ahead. Please bring food and drink, fancy hats, lawn chairs and summer cheer. Check the … read more.

Celebration for Leah

On June 19th at 7pm our Nanaimo Fellowship celebrates Leah Hokanson and her 12 years as our Music Director with tributes and song. Bring a drink to toast. Please check the latest Weekly Update or click here for the link.

Canadian Unitarian Council Annual Conference

CUC virtual Conference: Sustaining Our Light the Canadian Unitarian Council Conference website is now open for registration. The Conference named “Sustaining Our Light” is May 14 to 16. This virtual conference will celebrate how our UU faith and our connections are crucial to Sustaining Our Light … read more.

Appreciation for our Office Administrator

For our principles to be more than just words, we need to put them into practice. How we manage and compensate our staff is a reflection of our values, so, as a Unitarian Universalist organization, it is incumbent upon us to strive to be an … read more.

Fellowship Accelerates Action on the Environment

In the fall of 2020 an Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) was established to lead and coordinate various activities aimed at reducing the impact of the Fellowship and its members on the environment, with particular emphasis on reducing our carbon footprint. The task force is … read more.