Earth Spirituality at the Unitarian Centre

Seasonal Rituals - Labyrinth Walks - Circle Dance

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New -- Earth spirit circle dance gatherings in the summer

NEW: Earth Spirit ritual and circle dance gatherings Summertime and the living is easy. While our regular Monday and Tuesday evening circle dance gatherings are on hiatus, we've decided to combine two of our interests and put together a combo: earth spirit ritual with circle dance. Coordinated by Mairy Beam and Mary Bennett, we will combine some earth spirit components …
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New -- Earth spirit circle dance gatherings in the summer

Walking a sand labyrinth at Spanish Banks East

Walking a sand labyrinth at Spanish Banks East
If you've never walked a labyrinth in the sand, here's your chance. For summer solstice, Les will draw a Chartres-style labyrinth in the sand at Spanish Banks East on June 22. Come and walk any time between 3:30-5:30 pm. Click here for the meetup event. If you have any questions, please email Les at:  walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com Check his website any time …
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Solstice party celebrating the abundance of sharing our gifts

Thanks to a Neighbourhood Small Grant, UCV members Mary Bennett and Jodie Miller (click names to learn more about Mary and Jodie) are hosting a summer solstice party with the folk who have been attending their workshops on earth spirituality. We are having our wind-up summer solstice (Litha) party on the 21st. The creative and generous women in this course …
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Solstice party celebrating the abundance of sharing our gifts

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Picnic at Spanish Banks

Come and enjoy a picnic with some of us who are going to walk the solstice labyrinth at Spanish Banks. RSVP appreciated to Mary. Send your text/cell if possible, to assist in meeting up. Eva, Mary and Angela are confirmed. We expect about a dozen or so.(Best guess!) Here's instructions to the labyrinth (walk between 3:30 and 5:30pm). We will …
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Picnic at Spanish Banks

Bees have something to say - July's Earth Spirit Circle

Bees have something to say - July's Earth Spirit Circle
Bees have something to say!  Join us at our July gathering as we explore and connect to deeply honour and listen to Bees and all that they make possible.    You're invited to "Bee" it up eg wear something that represents bee energy to you, bring something to add to our altar, or simply follow your intuitive promptings. Oak Meadows …
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We're GLAD to celebrate the summer solstice

Come on Thursday to GLAD-- our Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance--and celebrate summer solstice. We will explore some of the herbs in the labyrinth and dance to honour the sun. Coordinator:  Mary (Mairy and Darlene are both busy with summer plans - so we may be a small group.) Mary would appreciate an RSVP if you plan to come. …
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We're GLAD to celebrate the summer solstice

World Circle Dance Day 2019

World Circle Dance Day 2019
We are very happy to announce the 4th annual World Circle Dance Day, Sunday July 7, 2019.  At UCV this coincides with our regular 1st Sunday circle dance. We'll dance the 3 "link up" dances and maybe one or two others. As usual, we'll repeat dances so people can relax into the dance and enjoy.  https://globalcircledance.com/world-circle-dance-day At UCV we have …
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GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth (and Lavender), Art and Dance

Join us for a meditative and creative daytime experience. The lavender is in flower so we will do some nature art with herbs. Come and make a lavender wand or just pick some flowers to enjoy. Usually the sequence is like this: 11 - 11:15 - gathering and art 11:15 - 12:30 - circle dancing 12:30 - 12:45 - walk …
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GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth (and Lavender), Art and Dance

SUNDAY SERVICES WITH AN EARTH SPIRIT THEME

Labyrinth or maze? Reflections 20 years later

Karen Bartlett and Mary Bennett created a temporary labyrinth and led a worship service 20 years ago. This summer they will reflect on their continuing interest. They'll share the history of the two labyrinths on our site and  invite you to use labyrinths as meditation and as metaphor.
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Labyrinth or maze? Reflections 20 years later

Regular Monthly EVENTS

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
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Earth Spirit Circle

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources including:
“Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.”
Earth Spirit Circle - 1st Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 pm (for July and August)
Outdoors or in Hitschmanova Room (North entrance downstairs near parking lot, past the vegetable garden). All welcome. RSVP appreciated as it helps us plan, but you can be spontaneous and drop in if you wish.
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Regular Circle Dance Gatherings

Evening Circle Dance 1st Tuesdays and 2nd Mondays 7 - 9 pm return in September lkemp@telus.net
Sunday Afternoon Circle Dance 1st Sundays 2 - 3:30 pm
"Gentle" introduction to Circle Dance. We do four dances and repeat them 3 times each.
GLAD - Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance 3rd Thursdays 11 am - 1 pm - Lindsey-Priestley
NEW FOR JULY AND AUGUST - Earth Spirit ritual and circle dance Last Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm Hall
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.

Our Labyrinths

See new photos of the Garden Path labyrinth on our Labyrinth Page.

Environmental and Reconciliation Action

Many Unitarians consider environmental activism and reconciliation work an important part of their spiritual lives. Click below to learn more about our Environment Team and Reconciliation Working Group.
Environment Team - Reconciliation Network - Recent News Posts from Environment Team
Environment and Reconciliation - Regular Monthly Gatherings
Environment Forum - 1st Sundays 12:30 - 1:30 pm - September - June
Reconciliation Network Table - 1st Sundays 10:30 - 1 pm - Hall
Environment Team Meeting - check with environment@vancouverunitarians.ca - all welcome

Environment team has been really busy this year

Looking back on 2018/2019, it's easy to see that the Environment Team has been very busy! We put on a series of highly successful events in addition to fundraiser lunches and monthly forums. If that wasn't enough, members were busy throughout the year taking part in anti-pipeline and Climate Change rallies and attending film nights, workshops and fundraisers to protect …
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Environment team has been really busy this year
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