Vancouver Unitarians
August, 2019
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New Year's Resolutions, Anyone?

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January and September are our biggest months for visitors checking us out.
Let's help those visitors with their resolutions by being extra friendly and welcoming. Some congregations ask members to spend the first four minutes after the service ends talking to people they don't know. Could we try it?
Also see below for a new initiative--whether you're willing to BE a Connector or want to GET connected. There's an online form to fill out that helps Connect & Engage answer all your questions and introduce you to the people involved in the activities that interest you.
If reading more books is on your list of resolutions, we've got you covered. As well as the regular monthly book group (open to all), we have a new "potluck book and lunch" group and there are now monthly Canadian Unitarian book clubs that meet using zoom technology. Just search for "book" at vancouverunitarians.ca to learn more.
UCV is a great place to get support for your new habits, initiatives and goals.
Here's a small portion of what's on our website about news and upcoming events.
- Mary for Communications Team.

News from Our Website

Our Website and Social Media: A Team Approach Through Training

“Excellent Sessions” (Step One of a Planned Three-Year Initiative in Becoming More Computer Literate as a Congregation) Luke Zukowski, Computers Made Easy Yes, our first computer training series was well received.  Thanks to funding from the Robert Koerner fund, the Connect & Engage Team was able to provide training to 12 Unitarian volunteers. Luke Zukowski, technology consultant from RevealMax, facilitated four sessions in October/November at …
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Be a Connector

Are you a friendly person who likes to introduce new people to our amazing (but somewhat complex) congregation? The Connect & Engage team is inviting members to help three to five new folk to get connected with the people, programs and information they may need to feel connected with the congregation. We're anticipating that one or two contact per month …
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24 UCV Members Participate in Write for Rights 2018

December 10th, 2018, marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by world leaders at the United Nations. On December 9th, 24 UCV members met in the Fireside Room to write letters for for priority cases identified by Amnesty International that need global attention. A total of 88 letters were mailed!
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WUNGers, a Neighbourhood Discussion Group on the West Side

by Sheila Resels. On the fourth Tuesday of every month I head over to Jeannie Corsi's welcoming home. I am pleased because I know that I'll be spending a stimulating afternoon with interesting folks. So, who are we?  And, why do we gather in this manner?  And, what in the world is WUNG?  Well, WUNG is the acronym for Westside Unitarian Neighbourhood Group …
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Upcoming Special Events

Go to the Calendar for all upcoming events.

Potluck Book and Lunch Club

NEW 2019 Group - The Potluck Book and Lunch Club So you like books.  So do we.  We all share a book or two we're reading that we think others would enjoy hearing about. Pick your favourites and join us. We sometimes read passages out loud too. The discussion is followed by a pot-luck lunch. We meet in the Fireside …
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Messy Church Potluck Dinner

Messy Church Potluck Dinner This event offers a relaxed, friend and family-centered, evening to get to know each other better. SPECIAL: This month the folks attending OWL training will join us. And we'd really appreciate volunteers to add to the plenty of the potluck and help with serving and cleaning up. If you can help by bringing a main dish, …
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Genders and Sexualities Alliance Potluck -- All Welcome

We will have a potluck and then attend (and support) the annual concert of Out in Harmony (formerly Vancouver Gay and Lesbian choir) directed by Nicola Hamilton. All welcome. Register here helps us to plan. All those interested in making our congregation (even) more welcoming to LGBTQ2SA+ persons are invited to join our newly formed Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)*. …
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Members Group Art Show - January - February

Karen Brumelle Our Annual Members’ Group Art Show Includes work by these artists Caede Pungente, co-chair Chris Pearce, co-chair Karen Brumelle  Artist Website Louise Bunn  Artist Website Mary Bennett   Artist Website Lorraine Calame Jane Kinegal Peggy Logan Pat MacBain Gail Stephan   Flicker Site Catherine Stewart  Artist Website John Voth photo credit: Gail Stephan Call for Arts Committee Chair(s) After a dozen …
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Circle Dance White Night: Quietly Entering the New Year

Dressed in white we symbolically reflect the growing light, shining it while dancing in our New Year. Peaceful meditative dances will be taught/reviewed in the 1st half of the evening then after our break we dance in complete silence, energetically embodying a sense of peace and serenity.....Quietly Entering the New Year. *Note:  There will be some white clothing available to …
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Out in Harmony Choir Concert-- Pass the Mic!

Our Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA UCV) will be attending (and volunteering for) the Out in Harmony Choir concert after a potluck dinner (all welcome). All welcome. More information here. http://outinharmony.org/ Tickets available at the door. Admission by sliding scale – no one turned away for lack of funds.
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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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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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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.

Elizabeth Dunn

On Jan 19, I’ll be attending ‘Raven People Rising’ at UCV. I feel honoured and truly fortunate to be able to learn more about the Heiltsuk Nation’s powerful journey to protect their territory and surrounding ocean waters. Indigenous peoples have so much to offer settlers including myself concerning their deep spiritual connection to the land and their unwavering dedication to …
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