12 noon, Hewett Centre hall
Every Sunday after the service, the beverage servers group provides coffee and tea while we get together to socialize, have lunch, then go on to the forum or to our Sunday afternoon activities. Be sure to join us.
Lunch is served on selected Sundays in Hewett Centre hall immediately following the worship service by UCV groups and committees wishing to raise funds for their church-related projects and special needs and to promote fellowship.
For a list of lunch hosts for each Sunday see the Lunches notices on UCV Notes. If lunches for next month are already posted, scroll down to the notice for this month.
Green Lunches are served by the Environment Committee on some Sundays to raise funds for the committee and Green Fund. The purpose of the Green Fund is to sponsor events that advocate environmental sustainability or that support the reduction of the carbon footprint of the church.
There is also a literature stall that provides copies of sermons and other publications for sale.
Our Thrift Sale Table is open every Sunday in Hewett Centre Hall both before and after the service. The money raised from the sale of your donations helps our refugee families. Household items help them set up housekeeping.
We also take clothing and toiletries for residents of the Downtown Eastside. Further, a visit to our table is a no-pressure opportunity to meet others in the UCV community.
For updates and the latest news, see Refugee News on UCV Notes.
Presentation and discussion
12:30–1:30 pm, Fireside Room, Hewett Centre
Forums provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and opinions on issues relevant to Unitarians, led by invited speakers.
Check UCV Events, the Order of Service, or the Forums notices on UCV Notes for details on the topics and speakers. For more information, contact Randall MacKinnon, forum coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us on Sunday mornings for sitting meditation. Brief guidance is given before we start our silent exploration. If you have questions, please email the facilitator, Victoria Oginski, or speak with her after the session.
We begin punctually at 10 am. Please arrive on time to show respect to those working to deepen their meditation.
May all beings be well and happy and know its causes. (loving kindness)
May all beings be free from suffering knowing those causes. (compassion)
May all beings never be away from the happiness beyond suffering. (transcendent joy)
May all beings be equanimous, not being close to some, distant from others (equanimity)
All are welcome
The book group meets every third Sunday in the Lindsey-Priestley Room. Everyone is welcome to come. Each person chooses a book to present on a Sunday and leads a discussion. If you have a book you’re excited about, come to a session and arrange for a date to present it. Or come to listen and join the discussion. We’re open to all. Please join us.
see Book Group posts on UCV Notes for more
Several times a year the Library Committee organizes a sale of donated used books in the alcove of Hewett Centre before and after the Sunday service. On Book Bash Sundays the books are organized for sale to church goers and anyone else who happens to be present on that day. The proceeds are used to buy new books and to support the work of the Library Committee.
Watch for notices advertising the sale and asking for donations of books.The library also welcomes donations of books any Sunday. We accept books in good condition only, without marked pages. Please, no magazines, tapes, encyclopedias, computer or business books, textbooks, or former library books.