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November, 2019

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Here's a small portion of what's on our website about news and upcoming events. Do check into vancouverunitarians.ca regularly and note Recent News and Special Events in particular.
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News from Our Website

Highlights of the Extraordinary General Meeting (aka budget meeting) June 23, 2019

We had a great turn out for the June 23rd budget meeting – 88 members held voting cards, and interested UCV friends filled Hewett Centre Hall. Business items Lay Chaplains Our three lay chaplains were renewed. Laureen Stokes, Cheryl Amundsen and Louise Bunn are trained to conduct weddings, celebrations of life, and other rituals of life transitions on behalf of …
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Highlights of the Extraordinary General Meeting (aka budget meeting) June 23, 2019

A Green New Deal for All – Cross Canada Tour in Vancouver

A Green New Deal for All – Cross Canada Tour in Vancouver
At least 10 Vancouver Unitarians were among the 350 person sell-out crowd on June 21 at the Canadian Memorial Church to participate in the Vancouver stop of the Green New Deal for All cross-Canada tour. All the presenters were passionate, well informed, and inspiring. It was a great event, part of the grass roots movement that started with over 150 …
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Registration open for Harry and UU Summer Camp!

Another year at Hogwarts
Plans are rolling for a second year at Hogwarts. August 12-16 will see Hewett Centre once again transformed into the Great Hall and Hogwarts classrooms.
Harry and UU summer camp is theatre in action for kids ages 7-12. There are volunteer leadership opportunities for youth ages 13+ with a Red Cross first aid certificate. Visit our Summer Camp page to register now to hold your spot in the 2019 Hogwarts West experience.
This year our social justice focus will centre around water inspired by the national Canadian Unitarian Ripple Effect project. We will identify two local water issues to explore and learn about Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. The DA Creators will create a theatre as social action piece to fight our Horcrux. It becomes a week of living theatre, social justice, and a unique summer camp experience for Vancouver children and youth.
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Registration open for Harry and UU Summer Camp!

Redevelopment? Circle of Concerns Workshop

Redevelopment? Circle of Concerns Workshop
About 40-45 people attended the Circle of Concerns Workshop after the service on May 2, 2019 to share and explore their questions and concerns about the current UCV site redevelopment project. This workshop was a followup event to the March 31 Listening Circle forum where at least 35 congregants gathered to share their questions and concerns. Issues raised at this …
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Environment team has been really busy this year

Looking back on 2018/2019, it's easy to see that the Environment Team has been very busy! We put on a series of highly successful events in addition to fundraiser lunches and monthly forums. If that wasn't enough, members were busy throughout the year taking part in anti-pipeline and Climate Change rallies and attending film nights, workshops and fundraisers to protect …
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Environment team has been really busy this year

New -- Earth spirit circle dance gatherings in the summer

New -- Earth spirit circle dance gatherings in the summer
NEW: Earth Spirit ritual and circle dance gatherings Summertime and the living is easy. While our regular Monday and Tuesday evening circle dance gatherings are on hiatus, we've decided to combine two of our interests and put together a combo: earth spirit ritual with circle dance. Coordinated by Mairy Beam and Mary Bennett, we will combine some earth spirit components …
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Upcoming Special Events

Go to the Calendar for all upcoming events.

Potluck and Out in Harmony Choir Concert - June 29

You're invited to join our UCV Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA UCV) for a potluck dinner before the summer Out in Harmony Choir concert. Potluck is in Fireside Room. If you stay for the concert, it's in the sanctuary. RSVP for the potluck to gsaucv@gmail.com so we can plan the space. Letting us know what you're bringing is helpful. Many …
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Potluck and Out in Harmony Choir Concert - June 29

Family, Volunteer, and Teacher Picnic

Family, Volunteer, and Teacher Picnic
Celebrate the end of another program year together and the start of summer. Families bring picnic style food to share and extend our thanks to all the volunteers and staff who have led, nurtured, and advised our children and youth through the year.
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Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Table

This month Yvonne will feature information about the “Honouring the Women” project. This project was announced by Doreen Manuel, Arthur Manuel’s sister, at the June 9th Stop TransMountain Pipeline rally at Creekside Park, Science World. The recently released National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report states that there is a correlation between resource extraction and violence …
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Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Table

Bees have something to say - July's Earth Spirit Circle

Bees have something to say - July's Earth Spirit Circle
Bees have something to say!  Join us at our July gathering as we explore and connect to deeply honour and listen to Bees and all that they make possible. You're invited to "Bee" it up, for example, wear something that represents bee energy to you, bring something to add to our altar, or simply follow your intuitive promptings. Oak Meadows …
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Circle Dance: Bobbi Bailin - Registration for Ladner weekend open now

Save the date - September 6, 2019, we expect to have Bobbi Bailin share dances at UCV 7-9pm. Bobbi Bailin will likely be in BC and leading several circle dance events here, Victoria and Ladner. See below for details on the weekend event in Ladner. Registration is open now. Her availability will depend upon registrations at the weekend session in …
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Circle Dance: Bobbi Bailin - Registration for Ladner weekend open now

Unitarian Feminist Book Club discusses Shrewed by Elizabeth Renzetti

Unitarian Feminist Book Club discusses Shrewed by Elizabeth Renzetti
We'll discuss Shrewed by Elizabeth Renzetti. Sure, it's summer - but you can join other feminist Unitarians over zoom technology wherever you are so long as you have a phone or internet connection! This book is in our UCV library and several copies are also available through vpl.ca The Unitarian Feminist Book Club launched for International Women's Day in March, …
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Meet Our Members

Do you enjoy reading about our members? If so, perhaps you'd be willing to send us a photo and "bio/testimonial". Contact sharingucv@gmail.com, our communications co-chair, Mary Bennett.

Kiersten Moore - Herbology Teacher

Kiersten is our Director of Children's and Youth Religious Exploration. At the 2018) Hogwarts Summer Camp, Kiersten taught the herbology classes. The kids made echinacea tincture as well as exploring the various herbs and "weeds" around the congregation's grounds that can be used for salves and "potions".This year's Herbology adventures will be mainly on the garden path labyrinth where a …
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Kiersten Moore - Herbology Teacher
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