Vancouver Unitarians
August, 2019

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Hello and Happy Summer, Friend

Although the sun's rays are getting lower on the horizon, it's still summer. At UCV things are happening and we're also gearing up for back-to-school/back-to-church in September.
This coming week 19 participants from Metro Vancouver congregations will be part of the Hogwarts Summer Day Camp on site and the gardens are flourishing.is still a happening place in July and August. Two new neighbourhood groups have begun--Fairview and South Van.
- Mary for Communications Team.

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Privilege Through an NVC Lens

Invite to a CUUWA Event Monday, August 20th at noon The Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women's Association (CUUWA) is sponsoring a free online presentation, and we're all invited! Presented by Catherine Strickland, a Non Violent Communication (NVC) practitioner, this session will apply the NVC lens to privilege in its broadest sense, covering the ways in which we create power-over dynamics and …
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Paganism 101 To Be Offered Starting September

The Paganism 101 curriculum will be offered, one session each month, starting on the 4th Tuesday of September and going until June, 2019. Louise Bunn was one of the co-creators of this curriculum. The group of four who comprise UCV's Earth Spirit Council will rotate leadership. Each session is 7 - 9:30 pm. Registration is required. Contact the office at …
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Third Thursdays - Make It a One-Day Retreat

Painting Rainbow Rocks - Prepare for Pride This month you could plan a one-day spiritual retreat at UCV. Or come to one or two of the three events planned! Come by 11 am for circle dancing; stay for contemplative collage; and then participate in Patrick's Rhythm Meditation workshop 7-9pm. Third Thursdays always include the first two events, and several people …
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Protect the Inlet Flotilla

At least 12 Vancouver (and Victoria) Unitarians gathered with hundreds of water protectors and families from across the Salish Sea to support the Protect the Inlet Flotilla on Saturday, July 14, 2018.  The flotilla of canoes and kayaks gathered and paddle together from the ancient village site of Whey-ah-Wichen, or Cates Park, North Vancouver, across the Slilwat or Burrard Inlet, …
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UU Connections Committee - National & Global

UUCC  (you you see see) - UCV’s National & Global Connections Committee Update - 5 July 2018 – from Keith Wilkinson, Committee Chair This posting summarizes some of the national and global activities in which Vancouver Unitarians have been engaged over the years. Activity in various areas ebbs and flows as members and issues change. If you are curious about possibilities …
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Upcoming Special Events

Go to the Calendar for all upcoming events.

Fairview/False Creek Unitarian Neighbourhood Group Dinner

NEW! The first Fairview Unitarian Neighbourhood (FUN) Group will meet up in August at Kaya Malay (on Broadway near Oak) MUST RSVP to join our table. Email  To suggest other events for this new neighbourhood group contact Vivian of the Connect & Engage team.

Potluck Lunch - All Welcome

Join us for a potluck lunch. We'll do our "stone salad"--harvesting items from the garden and adding whatever others bring. Gardeners will be at work 10-12 and members of the Wed morning covenant group will join in -- but you can just come by without a plan before the potluck! RSVP to Mary or just show up. (It's helpful to …

Circle Dance Basics - August

All welcome. There are no wrong steps, only variations.

Rhythm Meditation Workshop

Rhythm Meditation Workshop, led by Patrick Dubois Come experience a simple, playful meditative practice that can provide a calm, centering grounding in the present moment using a very pragmatic, non-esoteric technique. My goal in this workshop is to share some of the self-transcending, multi-focal blissful balancing of reception and expression I’ve experienced as a professional jazz musician, but in a …

August Monthly Gathering--First Harvest

We will celebrate the first harvest at our first Tuesday Earth Spirit Circle. As the wheel of the year turns, we celebrate the midpoint between summer solstice and the autumn equinox. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 - 7 pm. All welcome. RSVP appreciated to earthspiritucv@gmail.com Each gathering includes an opening: casting a circle, calling …

Upcoming Sunday Worship Services

Over the summer, while our minister, Rev. Steven Epperson, is on vacation and professional development leave, we have a variety of speakers on Sunday mornings.
For upcoming worship services click here.

Outreach Opportunities Fund

A portion of the Sunday offering is donated to a charity. Here's who we're supporting right now.

OWL - Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

Outreach Opportunities Fund Recipient The Outreach Opportunities Fund will be collecting for the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) from June to September. OWL is a non-profit organization whose staff and volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned raptors. A portion of the Sunday service offering goes to an organization selected by the OOF committee. …
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