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August, 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.
- Mary for Communications Team.

News from Our Website

Did you know that our office assistant is a busy graphic designer?

UCV’S very own office assistant, Marcus Hynes, will be exhibiting a selection of his illustration and graphic design works alongside 30 other visual artists, musicians, makeup artists, fashion designers, etc. as part of an upcoming interdisciplinary art show, Raw Artists: Impact, on Sunday, April 14, from 5 pm onward at Celebrities on Davie Street. http://heymarcus.ca/?portfolio=you-are-the-universe Each participating artist is tasked …
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Intergenerational Dinner a Success!

Prepping for soups and salads Over 70 participants and volunteers had a great time at last Friday's  March 15 Intergen gathering. The evening started with a delicious dinner of appetizers, vegan curry, minestrone soup, spinach salad, organic bread, and  a table's worth of desserts. Thanks UBC Sprouts-Community Eats for your donation of produce! A big thanks to the volunteers from …
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Tracking down a past sermon

Are people talking about a great sermon you missed? Help is at hand. Read on. The prepared texts of selected sermons are stored on the UCV website. Links to those before 2018 are here. Links to more recent ones are included in descriptions of past services. If the website doesn’t have the one you want – or if it isn't …
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Grow community as well as a garden

Nina Rashleigh, grandmother to Owen, mother and mother-in-law to former DREs Jen and Morgan, has a message for anyone at UCV who would love to grow vegetables and flowers but doesn't have access to a garden. She writes: I have a good size garden in Kerrisdale which I would love to share. You get 2 or 3 plots of land …
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Nametags help us make connections and build community

When you volunteer at the literature stall (the lit stall) after Sunday service, people come up to you with questions. Not all the questions are about copies of sermons. “Can you help me with the name of that person, the one over there with their back to us?” “Sorry, I can’t. Are they wearing a nametag?” “No, that’s the problem. …
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Upcoming Special Events

Go to the Calendar for all upcoming events.

Earth Spirit Circle Monthly Gathering with Jodie Miller

Jodie Miller will facilitate this month's Earth Spirit Circle. Spring is here and we've moved into the zodiac sign of Aries and the start of a fresh new cycle. Join us as we celebrate the courage, enthusiasm and strength of this sign - we’ll connect with the Aries energy to channel the strength and vitality of the ram to launch …
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GSA Potluck and Film: She's a Boy I Knew

Join us on Friday, May 3 for a potluck dinner at 6:30 pm. We will show the 2008 documentary film She's a Boy I Knew by Gwen Haworth at 7:30 pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJcErMw-0eE Vancouver Public Library have 3 copies available for borrowing if you can't make it to our film night. Here's the description from vpl.ca: Filmmaker Gwen Haworth turns the …
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UCV Board Forum on Interim Ministry

This forum will be an informational and question and answer session on interim ministry, our first step after Steven retires. When a congregation loses their settled minister, in our case to retirement, it’s a big transition. Concern for the future, excitement for the possibilities change offers, fear of the same, or a combination of the above and more, naturally prompt …
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Connectors Connecting

Gathering for those who are Connectors as part of the Connect and Engage team. We will be discussing how it has been going for people and possibly refine the description of the role. We will also plan an event that will include Connectors and their Connectees in late May (possibly May 29). Interested in helping visitors and new members connect …
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Forum - Protect the Orca: Protect the Strait

This presentation and discussion will focus on the plight of the endangered southern resident orca (killer whale) population, why the species is in crisis and how its plight is tightly connected to the health of the entire Salish Sea. Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of the Georgia Strait Alliance, will talk about the health of the Strait, current threats to the region …
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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.
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