Mary joined the congregation in 1991 after “just browsing” for two years and has been an active member ever since. She was the Executive Director of the Canadian Unitarian Council from 2000-2008. In 2017, she was given the award of lifetime member.
She co-edits the UCV Events publication with Margo and helps with the website.
Mary usually offers at least one worship service each year, sometimes including the annual Fire Communion in late December.
She enjoys sacred circle dancing at the church and elsewhere. She’s a graduate of Louise Bunn’s Paganism 101 course and is dreaming up a circle dance cum pagan ritual for the coming year. Our Pagan Committee is not currently active.
As chair of the Connect and Engage Membership subcommittee, she loves helping new members get connected with the community both informally and through covenant groups and social dinners designed to introduce newish (up to 5 years) members.
As well as the Unitarian church, she’s an active volunteer in her Kitsilano neighbourhood and at arts and culture events in Vancouver including the Fringe Festival, DOXA Documentary Film Festival and the Firehall Arts Centre Theatre.
With Patti she coordinates Hygge potluck dinners.When Patti suggested that name (Danish for cosy) she enthusiastically said “yes” as she’s been exploring her half-Danish roots.
A friend once commented that Mary was more likely to attend events where food was involved. That’s very true.
Mary’s a visual artist and often shows her work at the church. You can view her art on her website.