949 West 49th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T1
(604) 261-7204

Ongoing Activities

 

The Unitarian Church of Vancouver is a lively place offering a wide variety of events and activities sponsored by the church and by other organizations.

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Sunday Activities

Next Sunday check out one of these
* Meditation
* Library
* Coffee Hour
* Sunday Lunch
* Forum
* Book Group
* Book Bash
* Green Market
…details

Ongoing Activities

Messy ChUrch + MAKE Dinner Unitarian Style!

Second Friday of each month, 6–9 pm
Hewett Centre Hall

Low-tech play, good food, all ages. Pizza basics provided. Bring your favourite pizza topping, side, or dessert if you can. We’ll make/build our own pizzas!

Ping-pong, old fashioned toys and games. Bring a 1970s or earlier toy or game if you have one to share or donate.

Suggested donation: $5/adult, $3/child.  Toddlers and babies free.

Go to our Facebook event page to visit the Children and Youth of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

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Moveable Feast

Last Saturday night of every month (except December)
Restaurants (various)

Tired of deciding what to prepare for dinner? Enjoy good conversation with fellow Unitarians? Like more variety in your life? Then join the Moveable Feast Group at a different restaurant on the last Saturday night of every month except December. For more information, email Dianne Crosbie.

see also the Dinners posts and Order of Service Announcements on UCV Notes

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Covenant Groups

Covenant groups are all about process. The process is designed to deepen our spiritual lives and connections with each other as we meet each month to listen, learn, and share – without judgment. These self-directed groups select their own themes and rotate responsibility for facilitating.

Groups are usually between 7 and 10 people. Currently there are three groups: 2nd and 4th Sundays at the church starting at 1pm and Monday evenings at a member’s home in Kitsilano.

You are welcome to join an existing group or to start a new one. Contact Nan Gregory or Mary Bennett, Connect and Engage Membership Sub-committee maryinvancouver@gmail.com , for times and locations.

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Sacred Circle Dance

September to June, first Tuesday and second Monday of the month,
7–9 pm, Hewett Centre, by donation

Also GLAD: Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance – third Thursday 11am – 1pm.

For updates and details, click our blog here.

Sometimes there are other events, including teachers from the US, UK or other parts of Canada. More information is available by email.

Come and learn a variety of sacred circle dances. Most are easy to learn and are more about spiritual practice and community building than about right steps. In fact, our mantra is, “There are no wrong steps, only variations.” Usually a group of 10 to 15, we meet in the Hall in Hewett Centre and dance to recorded music.

Please contact UCV member Denise Nereida for more information.

Mary Bennett sends out a regular e-newsletter with updates and some background information about the music and dances. You can subscribe here.

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Ongoing Activities (continued)

Third Sunday Book Group

bookwormThe third Sunday of each month 12:30 pm in the Family Room. Enjoy a lively, enjoyable, and informative discussion each month on a selected book.

The Book Group does not meet during the summer.

For more details, see posts for this group on UCV Notes, including one that lists selected books for 2015-2016.

Unitarian Music Club

The third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary, except December and June in the Fireside Room.

The Music Club welcomes all styles of music, and performances are arranged in advance. If you would like to perform, come and we will set a date. Everyone is welcome. If you’re new to the church or looking for something different, try us out. We’re a mix of listeners and performers who get together for enjoyable evenings. When you come, please bring a contribution to refreshments.

For more information about the club, contact Jeannie Corsi by email or phone 604-224-1040, or Randall MacKinnon by email or phone 604-263-4332.

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Wider Community Activities

First friday logo75wLast Friday Café

Last Friday of each month, 7–9 pm
Fireside Room, Hewett Centre
Admission free, no preregistration
How to find us/how to get here

Last Friday Café brings together a variety of people to dialogue about social, environmental, economic, and popular culture issues. We exchange ideas, stories, and perspectives with respect and good humour. Everyone is welcome.

This café has two complementary parts that offer different opportunities and benefits. Come for one part or both.

5–7 pm … Network/Exchange, Fast Food for Thought
This is an informal gathering with food order options where we’ll meet, greet, share and grow. BYOB—bring your own brain—and we’ll discuss agenda, contributions and questions. Bring your own device or resource material if you wish. Email us that you are coming, and what you want to chat about. We will notify our list of interested participants.

7–9 pm … Presentation and Dialogue
This is a focused presentation to kick off participation. We’re open to new and exciting formats and genres. Email or phone us with suggestions for processes, resources and presenters to specify and enrich our monthly themes.

For further information or to comment – contact Randall MacKinnon by email