Our pledge drive kick-off lifts up and celebrates the vision of our congregation and its future. More than ever, the importance of a self-defining, self-governing and self-financing congregation strikes me as both visionary and essential for sustaining the deeper meaning and purpose of our community … read more.
Sarah Kendall had a cerebral hemorrhage with right-side hemiplegia in her fifties, and has spent the last 13 years learning ‘how to inhabit this unfamiliar body’, and how to deal with all the sorrows and joys which surround her.
Before the stroke, she was a … read more.
The principle and practice of providing sanctuary has been a lesser known but core feature of the religious vision from the beginnings of cultures down to the present.
Exploring the rites and right of sanctuary is a fitting way to commemorate this year’s Martin Luther … read more.
We live in a world of seeds. They support our diets, economies and civilizations. They are objects of beauty and evolutionary wonder. We’ll be surprised and awed by how they’ve shaped the world and human history. A good way to prepare for this year’s Advent … read more.
This all-congregation Thanksgiving Sunday celebrates abundance, the having enough, and more, of good things in our lives. Abundance doesn’t mean everything’s perfect. It’s more a recognition that, to quote Wendell Berry, “what we need is here.” It means gratitude for abundance in our world, our … read more.
It’s no secret that we’re contending with a world awash in bullying, post-truth, and alternative facts. Unitarians are committed by covenant to a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”
We’ll look at what’s being called the new war on truth and consider how we … read more.
We celebrate the in-gathering of our congregation and the beginning of its 2018 – 19 year with our annual Water Communion. Please bring some water from your summer experiences, as well as an object like a photo, seashell, stone, or feather, that’s special to … read more.
Jen will share stories, learnings and dreams from Growing Eden, a garden-based program in South East Vancouver for refugee and immigrant families. This program has been built and funded through UCV generosity.
Jen is a former Associate Director of the Children and Youth program at UCV.
Order … read more.
Canadian Unitarians and Universalists strive to be radically inclusive of people with various social identities. Please join me to reflect on our own social identities and consider the challenges we face to be truly welcoming of others who are similar and different than we are.
Rev. … read more.