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June, 2019

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Our congregation is very active in music, arts, performance, dance and literary events--both regular events like weekly choir practice and monthly book groups and also special events. This "extra" e-newsletter goes out three times a year to highlight special events such as choir concerts.
- Mary Bennett for Communications Team communications@vancouverunitarians.ca
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Discuss "The Red Word" on Zoom

Meet with feminist Unitarians from across Canada to discuss books by feminists and/or about feminism. April's discussion will be on 2018 Governor-General's award winner The Red Word. The group is open although we expect a core group to emerge. It will meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 4-5pm Pacific time. To get updates on the books to …
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Book Bash March 24th

Book Bash March 24th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm The UCV Book Bash is coming up on Sunday March 24th from 9 am to 2 pm.  Come and have a look at gently used books in all genres priced from $1 to $5 Proceeds go to the church.
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Forum: Passing Through - Mountain Paintings and Poems

Five years ago, David Marmorek and Dennis Brown met at a mountain hut in the Tantalus Range of British Columbia, and found many common interests and passions. Eventually we decided to put together a book of Dennis’s landscape paintings (painted en plein air), and David’s poems (drawn from thin air).  You can read about the book here: https://passing-through.ca/.  Our little project (launched at UCV …
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Music and Choir Events

Chalice Choir Spring Concert

Donna's Favorites Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm, UCV Celebrating Donna Brown's 20th year as choir director, the Chalice Choir will sing some of her favorites.
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Circle Dance with JES - Live Music!

How Does Your Garden Grow? Spring is here! Come celebrate with Circle Dance to the live music of JES on March 30. There are five spaces still available as of March 21. You must prereigster and pay in advance. Limited to 20 participants Abundance will surround us! The music will fill us with joy; the rhythmic movement will energize us; …
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Arts and Music News Posts

UCV Art Exhibition & Book Launch at the Beaty Museum

by Catherine Stewart ( 50% sales to UCV Refugee Fund ) For the months of March and April, I am pleased to be exhibiting two suites of inkjet prints inspired by the bird collection at UBC.  Courtship Colour Studies, on display in the Fireside Room, are abstracted compositions based on the combined colours of male and female songbird specimens. The Venus …
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Sarah Kendall (Sunday, March 17, 2019)

Writer and poet Sarah Kendall spoke at the March 17 service on loving determination. After the service she kindly lent us her marked-up notes on the topic for distribution. Next Sunday, ask at the lit stall for your copy. The above is a lit stall post. In the bulleted list below are the three latest posts with that tag. If …
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Chalice Choir in Bellingham

Notes by Leslie Hill, Pictures by Keith Wilkinson On Sunday, February 24, 2019, Choir Director Donna Brown and twenty members of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver’s Chalice Choir met at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship at the invitation of BUF’s choir director, Kevin Allen-Schmid. During the service we sang ‘I Dreamed of Rain’ and with the BUF choir sang ‘One Day’, …
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Whisk away to a relaxing June weekend!

Camp Sasamat is 45 minutes away from UCV set on acres of forest at Sasamat Lake in Port Moody. Come for an afternoon float, campfire sing-a-long, choral workshop, trail walk or fellowship by the water. All meals provided. Accommodations include accessible cabins and showers. All ages welcome and many bring friends and family. This year's choral workshop will be led …
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How Sweet the Singing - Twenty Years with Donna Brown

“The choir is singing this Sunday? Oh good, I’ll be there for sure.” You hear this often enough to appreciate that for many people, music is a vital part of any Sunday Service. In the Unitarian Church of Vancouver the choir sings two Sundays a month, on average, although it practises every week. And the face of the choir is …
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Upcoming Worship Service - March 31 11am

'Owning' What We Create

As Women’s History month comes to an end, we’ll be looking at two significant women: Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley—mother and daughter—and the extraordinary legacy of their lives and writing. Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women, 1792, was a ground-breaking work that resonates today; Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus, 1818, written when she was eighteen years old…well, we …
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We're a Welcoming Home for Many Artists, Musicians and Creatives

For many years, UCV has been a welcoming home and refuge to a wide variety of artists, musicians, and creatives of all disciplines and backgrounds. Our beautiful Sanctuary, with its wonderful architecture, ambiance, and acoustics, has become a favoured venue for local concerts, piano recitals, music festivals and plays. It has been the home of the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival …
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