Mission and Vision

The Thread You Follow

As we navigate the complexities of our lives, what guides our steps? What holds us steady? What changes our course? Join us as we reflect on meaning and mysteries on life’s journey. This is a pulpit exchange event. North Shore Unitarian ministers Revs. Emily and Marcus Hartlief preach at UCV, while Rev.  Epperson travels to meet with North Shore Unitarians. A grand, centuries-long Unitarian tradition. The Chalice Choir Sings Order of Service Listen: Read:

Do Trees have Rights?

Unitarians promise to “affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” Some recent, and truly remarkable, court cases and legislation are making this affirmation even more meaningful. In view of our principles and the sources of our living tradition, and in honour of Tu B’Shevat – the festival of trees and the environment – exploring the legal standing of trees, rivers and the land seems particularly relevant today. ( BTW it’s bring a friend Sunday.) The Chalice Choir sings Order of Service: Listen:

An Experience in Shared Ministry

As UUs we are keenly aware of the Interdependent Web of Existence. The concept is enshrined in our core seven principles. When it comes to ministry, interdependence means that we all share the ministry of the church and minister to each other. I recently was on the receiving end of this collective ministry when I was critically ill and hospitalised for an extended period of time. In this service I will share my experience with you along with some thoughts about shared ministry. Order of Service: Listen:

Living Our Vision Now

What would a visionary congregation look like and what steps do we take to achieve it? Drawing from the new Vision statements of our congregation and the Canadian Unitarian Council, we’ll explore how we can deepen our spiritual lives, grow and enrich our congregation, and advocate for love and justice. Order of Service:  Listen:  

Abandon (Nearly) All Hope?

Sometimes it feels like the gap between the future we’re entering and the future we once imagined is only growing wider. Time to throw in the towel? Resort to blind faith? Insulation ourselves with irony and nihilism? Tend our little garden? Easter’s almost here, can we take its message seriously anymore? Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson Listen: April 9 – Abandon (nearly) All Hope (363.5 KiB)

“Without a Vision, the People Perish”

…or so the saying from the Hebrew Bible goes. What is the importance of a Vision for our congregation and for Unitarians in Canada? We’ll receive an update and discuss UCV’s Vision process, … Speaker: Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson