Earth Spirituality at the Unitarian Centre

Seasonal Rituals - Labyrinth Walks - Circle Dance

Labyrinth in Spring

Hello friend

Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter for earth spirit gatherings at the Unitarian Centre. Perhaps your New Year will bring some resolutions related to earth and/or spirituality and/or dance and/or ...
This Sunday will be the Annual Women's Gathering: Not just for pagans, but quite a few of the folk who attend earth spirituality events at UCV will be there, so a good chance to get connected.
The Garden Path Labyrinth should be showing signs of spring any time now. Watch for snowdrop, crocus and grape hyacinth leaves pushing through the mulch. This year we'll be planting some poppy seeds.
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Hope to see you soon!
Mary Bennett for the Vancouver Unitarian Earth Spirit Council.
earthspiritucv@gmail.com

Featured Earth Spirituality Events

Annual Women's Gathering - Potluck, Circle Dance, Rune Divination, Collage

Once a year women in the congregation and their friends take over many of the rooms at the Unitarian Centre to offer a variety of activities, fabulous food and lots of great conversations. A great way to move past December holiday making and into a new year. As well as a potluck feast (last year 50 women came), there are …
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Imbolc Earth Spirit Circle Monthly Gathering

We will celebrate Imbolc/Candlemas and perhaps even Groundhog Day! We'll welcome the Celtic goddess Brigid into our space and our lives. Mary Bennett and others will lead the ritual. We're pleased to announce that the Earth Spirit Council (previously Paganism Committee) has been revitalized and Vancouver Unitarians host a monthly earth spirit circle to celebrate the turning of the seasons …
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GLAD for Trees

GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance Join us for a meditative and creative daytime experience. This month we'll honour our connection with the trees in keeping with Tu BiShvat, the Jewish “Birthday” of the Trees.  In contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration. If you can, please bring some dried fruits or nuts …
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Raven People Rising: Film Screening and Fundraiser

Join Saul Brown, Reconciliation Negotiator with the Heiltsuk Nation, and Lisa Fong, Indigenous rights lawyer for a lively discussion on the future of the Pacific Coast and the powerful resistance and leadership of Indigenous Peoples in shaping our common future. The Heilstuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place. Witness how the Heiltsuk …
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Sunday Sacred Circle Dance - A Spring In Your Step

The theme this month will be early spring. We'll welcome the daffodils and snowdrops and the lengthening of days.This new circle dance gathering is on the first Sunday of each month 2 - 3:30 pm - usually in the Fireside Room. We usually dance 4 dances and repeat each one 3 times. If it's your first time, we encourage you to …
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Annual Apple Wassail

Annual Apple Wassail in the Garden Join the children in the garden (north west area of property--near Oak Street and parking lot) immediately following the service for hot apple cider, singing, and calling the apple trees to awaken as spring approaches! We have 14 apple trees on the North West side of the property. They were planted to celebrate our 100th …
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Circle Dance with JES - Live Music!

How Does Your Garden Grow? Spring is here! Come celebrate with Circle Dance to to the live music of JES.  Abundance will surround us!  The music will fill us with joy; the rhythmic movement will energize us; and the tastes and aromas from the garden outside will nourish our inner soul gardens to come ALIVE.  What will be growing in your garden physically and …
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New Earth Spirituality Posts From Website

Volunteer Roles for Annual Women's Gathering

You can still register to attend our annual Women's Gathering. Scroll down for link to register. And we're still looking for some help to ensure the evening goes smoothly. Many of the volunteer roles are for a 15-minute shift. Many hands make light work and all that. If lots of people sign up then everyone can have lots of free …
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Jodie Miller

Jodie moved to Vancouver from the UK in 2016 and has since been sharing her knowledge of esoteric traditions in astrology, tarot and divinatory arts across the local community. She has been attending various classes at UCV over the past year including Paganism 101, Wicca 101 and is a contributing member of the Earth Spirit Circle Monthly Gathering. With one …
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Dance is a meditation in movement, a walking into the silence,
where every movement becomes prayer...
~ Bernard Wosien, Founder of Sacred Circle Dance
Read more about Sacred Circle Dance
Mary's blog about Sacred Circle Dance.

Earth Spirituality and Circle Dance Regular Gatherings

Earth Spirit Circle - 1st Tuesdays 6 - 7 pm Next Gathering: February 6 6-7pm
Outdoors or Hitschmanova Room (North entrance downstairs near parking lot, past the vegetable garden)
All welcome. While RSVP is appreciated as it helps us plan, you can be spontaneous and just drop in if you wish.
Circle Dance
Evening Circle Dance 1st Tuesday and 2nd Monday 7-9 pm
Sunday Afternoon Circle Dance Next Gathering: February 4 - A Spring In Your Step
"Gentle" introduction to Circle Dance 1st Sunday 2- 3 pm.
We do just four dances and repeat them 3 times each.
GLAD -- Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance Next Gathering: January 17 11am - 1 pm
3rd Thursday 11 am - 1 pm Lindsey-Priestley, Hewett Hall
Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere;
its temple, all space;
its shrine, the good heart; its creed, all truth;
its ritual, works of love; its profession of faith, divine living.
Theodore Parker, Unitarian Minister
Vancouver Unitarians
949 West 49th at Oak
Vancouver BC V5Z 2T1
Close to #49 and #17 buses
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