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Candidating Week with Rev. Shawn Gauthier
April 23 - April 30
Candidating Week, April 23 to 30, is coming soon! This is an opportunity for everyone to meet our Candidate for Settled Ministry, and to have conversations in various contexts. Guided by our Covenant, please enjoy and engage with each other and Rev Shawn, exercising curiousity, active listening, and the expression of concerns, hopes and dreams! Some events are online and some events are live on campus to maximize accessibility. We invite you all to be a part of these important conversations about our future, and to do so with open hearts and minds. This is our time, UCV, so let’s come together and celebrate, share, and commune as the multi-faceted and deeply committed community that we are.
The Ministerial Search Committee are energized and excited by Rev. Gauthier’s approach to ministry and worship, and by his deep roots in Unitarian Universalism. He is a gifted speaker with intellectual depth and a great deal of emotional and spiritual intelligence. He is known for being collegial, giving inspiring and uplifting sermons, and working well across all areas of church life. He is also dedicated to social justice, and is warm and approachable with his pastoral care.
It is our belief that Rev. Shawn Gauthier exemplifies the qualities that our congregation is looking for in a new Settled Minister.
We look forward to welcoming Rev. Shawn to our campus for Candidating Week, between Apr 23, 2023 and Apr 30, 2023.
Candidating Week Schedule
Overview, April 23 – 30, with a more detailed one to come:
Sunday, April 23: Worship Service (11a.m.), Luncheon (Noon -1p.m), Q&A, Time with Youth Group, Choir Concert (2:30pm)
Monday, April 24: Meeting with Board
Tuesday, April 25: Tea with Shawn (online), UCV in the Wider World Conversation
Wednesday, April 26: Tea with Shawn (in person), Meaning Making Conversation
Thursday, April 27: Tea with Shawn (online), Dinner with Youngerish Group, Leaning & Growing Conversation
Friday, April 28: Day Off
Saturday, April 29: Tea with Shawn (in person), Messy Church / Cultural Connections Family Coffeehouse (5p.m.)
Sunday, April 30: Worship Service (11a.m.), Congregational Meeting and Vote (12:30p.m.)
Please stay tuned for more details and times for these events.
If you are unable to attend an in-person or online event during Candidating week, but would like to arrange an opportunity to speak with Rev. Shawn Gauthier during Candidating Week, please call the office at 604-261-7204.