Vancouver Unitarians
September, 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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Steven's Welcome Message

Dear Vancouver Unitarians: Welcome to our congregation’s 2019-20 program year of worship, learning, activism and fun! More than ever, I am grateful to be a part of this congregation—one that first began 110 years ago and that has been at 49th and Oak Street for 55 years. We’ve been around for a long time and plan on being here for …
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Steven's Welcome Message

Welcome back to a new program year from Kiersten

Happy Green Spirit and kids
As you prepare to return to school year routines and schedules I want to offer you a glimpse into the rich material we are planning to cover with families this year at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver. Looking back through pictures reminds me of how much fun we have building community around here--and that certainly continues on! What are we …
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Outreach Opportunity Fund Nominations

Every year, the OOF Committee selects three recipients to be given 25% of the funds from the Sunday collection. The Committee would welcome nominations from individuals or a group in the congregation for the next recipient of OOF funding. Nominated organizations must comply with the selection criteria: priority is given to local organizations undertaking social justice, refugee support and settlement …
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Meditate with us

Meditate with us
Vancouver Unitarians have a dedicated “Meditation Room” that has been in continuous use for over two decades. Each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening an eclectic group of both Unitarians and interested Vancouverites meet for a 45-minute meditation session.  For the past five years the group has been led by Victoria Oginski who has been meditating herself for over 35 years. …
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"What Do We Call Ourselves?" Task Force

It seems it’s time for our Beloved Community to openly discuss how we see ourselves and what we want to be called.  Do we want to continue being known as a Church or would our principles and values be better represented by a broader descriptor like “Congregation,” or “Community” or something else.  Two forums are scheduled for September 29th and …
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"What Do We Call Ourselves?" Task Force

We have several circle dance gatherings every month

We have several circle dance gatherings every month
If you'd like to get some gentle exercise, move to music from a wide selection of tunes from folk to contemporary and classical, we have several opportunities every month to try out sacred circle dance. There has been a circle dance group at UCV for well over a decade and the opportunities keep increasing. Usually it's a small group of …
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Join Our Social Media and Communications Team

Our UCV Communications Team is looking for someone to post web links to our facebook page. We'd like to post, on average, 5 links per week, preferably spread out over the week including posting the link for the Sunday morning service on Friday. Each post would only take you a couple of minutes if you regularly sign into facebook anyways. …
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Join Our Social Media and Communications Team

Upcoming Special Events

Go to the Calendar for all upcoming events.

Board Meeting - Members Welcome

Members are invited to observe our board in action. The third Tuesday of each month. Items for the board's agenda must be received at least a week in advance to the secretary. RSVP appreciated to Mairy Beam, board secretary mairyelesbea@gmail.com If you are considering nominating someone for the board or standing for election yourself, contact Nominating committee chair Marg Fletcher. …
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Board Meeting - Members Welcome

Collage/Art/Art Journaling/ATCs/Soul Collage

Collage/Art/Art Journaling/ATCs/Soul Collage
Collage/Art/Art Journaling/ATCs/Soul Collage?  2nd Tuesday of the month 630-930 Bring your current project to work on (if you have one) for the first monthly session and then we can decide how to proceed as a group. Some supplies are available for collage projects/ATCs, but bring your own if you have them. This is an opportunity for creative play and self-exploration …
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All Candidates Meeting

Sat. Oct. 5.  Doors open at 6:30,  7-9 pm.   Details to come - SAVE THE DATE!
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All Candidates Meeting

Unitarian Men's Retreat

Unitarian Men's Retreat
http://heyuu.ca/schedule/
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Choir rehearsals resume on Thursday evenings

Chalice Choir rehearsals resume Thursday, Sept. 5, 7:15 pm, Sanctuary.  Contact Donna Brown at quinnbrown44@gmail.com for more information. The choir rehearses every Thursday and sings at the Sunday service at least once per month. The choir also does a major concert in December and a spring concert or cabaret. If you like to sing, but cannot make that level of …
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Choir rehearsals resume on Thursday evenings

What happened to the Peace Movement?

What happened to the Peace Movement?
Please come to hear speakers Furquan Ghelen and Carol Zhong from "World Beyond War". For more information about Beyond War, view this trifold brochure. Beyond War local website: https://worldbeyondwar.org/vancouver/ Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee
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Earth Spirit Circle - Wheat weaving with Brian Jones

On September 17th we’ll be joined by Brian Jones of www.strawboss.ca for a wheat weaving workshop. Some photos Our monthly earth spirit circle is open to all. Come and celebrate the turning of the seasons and honour our own life forces. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month. All welcome--whether Unitarian, pagan, or pagan-curious! Leadership and other roles …
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Earth Spirit Circle - Wheat weaving with Brian Jones

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.

Tamiko Suzuki - living with less stuff

Tamiko is Outreach Coordinator for our very active Environment team. Recently her laneway home was featured on the show Living Big in a Tiny Home with the title "Wabi-Sabi Modern Japanese Inspired Small Home."
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdEsVoqbD5s
Read more about Tamiko and her involvement with the Unitarians below.
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Tamiko Suzuki - living with less stuff
Meet some more of our members Click to read more about some of our members.
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