Education

Smiles Build Community

Smiles Build Community by Kiersten Moore We have vibrant children’s programs going on at UCV that are engaging for families and should be continued in one form or another. Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation; Coming of Age; Our Whole Lives; Cosmology explorations; Spirit Play, garden time, etc., as well as peer community building among our children and youth. But what draws the most families in attendance are our special events: the ancestor shrine, pageants, wassail, everybody’s birthday, the services with children directly involved, and ritual celebrations. The number of children who come to the children’s program on Sunday regularly has increased this year and involves 11 to 12 families, 21 children. However, we serve 50 to 60 children over the course of a year, including visitors; those who attend off and on; and members whose children do not connect with “Sunday School”. For every child who engages with our Sunday morning program, … Continued

Multifaith Calendars

MultiFaith Calendars are Here An inclusive and comprehensive source of information for those who want to learn more about world religions. The MultiFaith calendar facilitates understanding of these religious occasions and festivals important to our diverse cultural society, providing a basis for discussion and involvement. Buying a MultiFaith Calendar also supports the religious education program. Calendars are only $20. They make a great gift!

Woven Together – Registration Form

Signup for Woven Together here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5Pkib_7eZl7Pf7VmPcfA3eeVXAkieRfeQW46s4G_ghbT2fA/viewform Woven Together Registration The children’s Religious Exploration Team at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver is preparing to lead “Woven Together”, the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Upper Elementary 8 Session Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection Guide. This guide is designed to be used for children in Grades 4-6/ages 9-12 and uses resources that provide age-appropriate Indigenous ways of knowing. The dates of the Truth and Healing series are: October 1, 15, and 22 November 5, 19, and 26 December 3 (at 9:30 am), and 10. Because of the complexity of this work it is important that all participants make a commitment to attending the series as each session builds upon the previous ones. Unforeseen events arise, but we should begin together with the goal to see it all the way through. The series will be held by trained facilitators during our regular 11 am Sunday services and … Continued

Woven Together – Register Now

Woven Together Register Now The children’s Religious Exploration Team at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver is preparing to lead “Woven Together”, the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Upper Elementary 8 Session Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection Guide. This guide is designed to be used for children in Grades 4-6/ages 9-12 and uses resources that provide age-appropriate Indigenous ways of knowing. The dates of the Truth and Healing series are: October 1, 15, and 22, November 5, 19, and 26 and December 3 (at 9:30 am), and 10. Because of the complexity of this work it is important that all participants make a commitment to attending the series as each session builds upon the previous ones. Unforeseen events arise, but we should begin together with the goal to see it all the way through. The series will be held by trained facilitators during our regular 11 am Sunday services and RE class time at the … Continued

Seeking Innovative SpiritJam Teachers

UCV Job Opportunity SpiritJam Lead Teacher Part-time Teacher (4 hours per week); $17.00/hr. plus 20 additional paid flex hours; 10 mos./year; Reports to the Director of Religious Exploration; Start date:September 1, 2017 or as soon after as possible.

Religious Education Volunteers

Religious Education The Director of Religious Education sets the overall direction of our Children’s and Youth Religious Education programs along with the support of the Youth Advisors, the Children’s and Youth Religious Education Advisory Group and the Parish Minister, any of whom would be happy to discuss our program in more detail with you. Parents and other interested adults assist the program by volunteering to lead classes, direct pageants, make lunches, fund-raise, maintain and improve spaces and resources and much more. The program is offered free of charge, with costs supported by the pledges and financial support of the entire congregation, with some additional fundraising, and targeted donations. Director’s Children’s and Youth Religious Education Management Committee This committee meets regularly to support the administrative and human resources needs of the CYRE programs. This committee, also known as the Director of RE Management Committee (DREMC) serves as the CYRE liaison to … Continued

Summertime and Children’s Program

June 25 is the last day for the planned Children’s program until September 17.   Note: child care continues over summer. Some small group activities may be planned by parents and RE teachers.

Regional Connections – Sing for Joy! Music Workshop

Presenter: Patti Powell Date: Sat. June 3 10 – 3:30 pm Location: Workshop at Unitarian Family Camp Sasamat Outdoor Centre, Port Moody Singing together is so much fun! If you’ve never tried it, it’s time. If you’re a seasoned singer, you will love the lively, interactive and joyful atmosphere for learning great songs from gospel to rounds, to fun interlocking song mashups! Patti leads four community choirs and works with Brian Tate and the City Soul Choir. Workshop with lunch: $67 (includes option to canoe/kayak 3:30 – 5:00 pm). More info on weekend camp: http://beaconunitarian.org/index.php/camp/   Email: sasamat@beaconunitarian.org