Tuesday, May 22 2018  

April 2018 Vancouver Unitarians E-newsletter

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Here are some of the recent website posts from Vancouver Unitarians.

April UCV Events Click Here

April UCV Events Publication Is Out Now

April UCV Events Publication Is Out Now

Here's your April events - a big one with 5 Sundays and therefore 5 services and 5 forums and tons of special events. Just click here! April-2018-UCV-Events To receive our email newsletter complete this form

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Metro Vancouver Unitarian Gathering

Metro Vancouver Unitarian Gathering

The four Metro Vancouver Unitarian congregations are co-hosting this Saturday gathering under a title of “Catalysts for Change” with theme words: Gather   Connect   Inspire. We’ll begin with an In-gathering in the Sanctuary followed by a Young Adult panel and small group discussions on Intergenerational Solidarity. Then, in the afternoon, Unitarian singer/songwriter, Tony Turner, leads a workshop on “Singing for Change”. …

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New to UCV Workshop

New to UCV Workshop

Everything you wanted to know about Unitarianism and UCV but were afraid to ask. Join us for this one-day workshop, Saturday Apr 14, 2018, 9:15 am – 2:30 pm in the Fireside Room. Coffee and Muffins 9 am and lunch is provided. Attendance encouraged prior to becoming a UCV member. Interested current members also welcome. Registration forms available at the …

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Passover Seder / Dinner

Passover Seder / Dinner

Join us for our first Passover seder/potluck dinner in a long while. We will tell the ancient story of Passover in which we will strive for freedom against oppression and celebrate liberty for all.  Friends and family members are most welcome. Read about Jewish-Unitarian connections here. Please contact Sheila to register and if you’d like to get involved. Please RSVP so …

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From Your Communications Team

Social Media and Communications

Social Media and Communications

Thanks to a growing team of volunteers, we have recently been able to increase our outreach.The Communications Team meets two or three times a year. A lot goes on between meetings with individuals and sub-groups taking on tasks. Video Our youtube channel has been mobilized. Here's the link for Rev. Phillip Hewett's Memorial Service and memories shared after the service. …

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Recent Posts on our Website

For more recent news posts, click here.

Mystery Pals - Make a New Friend at Church


Make a Friend at Church

create connections across generations!

The mystery only lasts a little while, but the friendship can be much longer.

Sign-up to be a Pal to someone older or younger than yourself—we would love to have everyone involved and will match any pair from different generations (roughly 20 years apart). To facilitate anonymity, each pair will be identified by a famous Unitarian with a corresponding “mailbox” envelope in the Hewett Centre Hall.

Celebrate May 6th after the service with a Mystery Reveal Party.

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Giving to Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Giving to Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Outreach Opportunities Fund Recipient February - May 2018 Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) CLAS provides legal assistance to low-income people across British Columbia (BC).  They focus on legal issues in the areas of: housing security, income security, human rights, mental health rights, and workers’ rights.  They offer a wide variety of legal services, including: summary legal advice to outline client's …

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How Refugee Sponsorship Works at UCV

How Refugee Sponsorship Works at UCV

By Kaitlin Duck Sherwood, Leader of a Refugee Sponsorship group The Refugee Committee helps refugees in two different categories: Private Sponsorship, where the refugees are named and known (what I call the "let's bring in grandma" category) and the Blended Visa Office Referral (BVOR) program, where you want to help somebody but you don't care so much who. With the …

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Sermon Discussions: Turning Tamiko’s Idea into a Weekly Reality

Sermon Discussions: Turning Tamiko’s Idea into a Weekly Reality

Sheila Resels is Chair of the Connect & Engage Team. Newcomers and new members often have a hard time connecting with others at UCV. The hardest time is when they leave the service and enter the Hall room. They find themselves amongst a large group who seem to know one another…really well. It’s overwhelming. Even intimidating. So several of us …

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Wild Salmon Videos

Wild Salmon Videos

The videos from the Wild Salmon Info and Fundraiser evening in February are now edited and posted in final form here.  

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Ask The Salmon Lady! All You Wanted to Know About Fish Farms in BC

Ask The Salmon Lady! All You Wanted to Know About Fish Farms in BC

After the UCV Wild Salmon Event February 16th, we received some questions. Salmon Lady is here to answer anything. For background posts about this issue, go to the Environment News here. Dear Salmon Lady, A bunch of us were invited to the Wild Salmon Event last week and the music and speakers were great but we still don’t get what’s …

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Meet Our Community Members

Each month we feature one of our members.

You can read about other Unitarian members here.

Lynn Armstrong

Lynn Armstrong

  As a teenager in Vancouver in the 60’s, I babysat for a Unitarian family across the street so learned a bit about UCV and thought it would probably suit me better than the United Church my family was involved with. In 1988, recently separated with children ages 5 and 7, I consciously sought out a Unitarian community and have …

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Compiled from our website for you by the UCV Communications Team, Mary Bennett, Co-Chair  Feedback, suggestions and volunteer time welcome! Contact: sharingucv@gmail.com

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