Earth Spirituality at the Unitarian Centre

Seasonal Rituals - Labyrinth Walks - Circle Dance

Christmas

Hello friend

Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter for earth spirit gatherings at the Unitarian Centre. Below are some of the specifically earth spirituality events and posts.
As well, there are many December events celebrating the season including an evening candlelight service this Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm (a favorite of many of us, including me), a children's pageant on Sunday, December 23 at 11 am, a Christmas Eve Service at 7 pm and a Christmas potluck lunch and singalong on the 25th. Something for everyone!

Want to be a Lamp Lighter?

If you (and your kids?) like lighting candles, let me know and come at 7 pm on this Sunday and help me set out the mason jar/tissue paper lanterns on the trees around the campus. I'd love to have some lamplighters to assist.

Do check out the website and this month's UCV EVENTS for more details.
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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

Winter Solstice and Potluck Lunch

Everyone is welcome to join us for a pot luck lunch on Thursday, Dec. 13th and celebrate the Winter Solstice.  Agenda is sacred circle dancing from 11 to 12; lunch 12 to 1; and solstice celebration from 1 to 2. If you have poems that inspire you, please bring them along. Wassail Wassail!
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GLAD to Come Together for Winter Solstice

GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance As we approach Solstice, our final dance of this calendar year will be “Listening in the Darkness// Anticipating the Light’s Return”. What is your quiet inner voice whispering to you in the still dark hours? Where are you finding the pause time to breathe into earth’s growing stillness? What flames are you nurturing …
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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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Annual Apple Wassail

Sun. Jan. 28  12—12:15 pm Annual Apple Wassail in the Garden Join the children in the garden (north west) 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 anniversary. Here are …
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New Earth Spirituality Posts From Website

Good Yule and Happy Solstice

Winter Solstice will occur in Vancouver on December 21 at 9:11 am Pacific time. You can check out solstices and equinoxes here: https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/seasons.html This month's full moon will be on December 22 at 9:48 am. The December full moon is sometimes called “Cold Moon” (for obvious reasons, at least in Canada.) Here's more information about the Cold Moon. https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/cold.html If …
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Earth Spirituality Calendar

Some people like to print out their calendar, so we're experimenting with creating a monthly pdf of all of the earth spirit, circle dance, pagan and labyrinth events. Let me know if this is useful and any suggestions or questions you have. We will post on the bulletin boards at the Unitarian Centre. Click here to download. Jan-March2019 Email Mary.   (Want to meet …
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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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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 - Regular Gatherings

Earth Spirit Circle -- 1st Tuesdays 6 - 7 pm
Next one: February (January 1 is cancelled)
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.
Evening Circle Dance
Evening Circle Dances: 1st Tuesday and 2nd Monday 7-9 pm.
January 1 is cancelled
Sunday Afternoon Circle Dance
"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
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
Canada