Unitarian Earth Spirit Council
(Vancouver Unitarians Pagan Committee)
The living tradition which we share draws from many sources including:
“Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions
which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct
us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.”
This is one of six sources mentioned in our statement of principles and sources.
We usually have a ritual and circle dance in the sanctuary between 12:30-1:30 pm on the Sunday nearest the upcoming Sabbat (Solstice, Equinox or Cross-quarter day). We are considering offering a two-hour workshop from 2-4pm on the same day. Click above to get information about upcoming events.
Honouring the sixth source in our statement of religious sources (earth-centred traditions), some Unitarians celebrate “turning the wheel” through the seasons.
Our buildings and grounds offer many opportunities to experience the awe and wonder of nature. From the sanctuary, you can see outside; the living labyrinth and courtyard paved labyrinth offer a unique meditation experience; the community vegetable gardens offer some free pickings.
We often plan gatherings open to all to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes.
Louise Bunn, a member of our congregation, co-wrote a curriculum especially for Unitarians called Paganism 101. People who have taken the course have often formed a small group to continue their learning and connection. This past year we enjoyed maypole dancing for May Day (Beltane).
Join our email group for those who are Unitarian and interested in or already practising pagan, wicca, or other earth-centred rituas and traditions.
Some interesting organizations and links
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans offer many resources.
Are You a Unitarian-Universalist (and/or a Pagan?)
Question 20 reads: Revering (and/or worshipping) nature should be fundamental to my belief group.
If you answer “agree”, you might want to join us!