Vancouver Unitarians
December, 2019
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Our Vision

Because we envision a more compassionate world, we seek to deepen our spiritual and religious lives, grow and enrich our congregation, and advocate for love and justice.

This e-newsletter is from our Social Justice, Environment, Refugee Support teams and the Genders and Sexualities Alliance . Click on the links to learn more about the focus and initiatives of these groups.
- Mary for Communications Team.

News from Our Website

Refugee committee update

An update from our Refugee Committee Two refugees received their Canadian citizenship recently. This was very moving as they were Palestinians and stateless their whole life. One Syrian family of three (mom, dad and 3 year old daughter) are finishing their sponsorship year. The father is working. They are continuing their English lessons. We have sent applications for an Iraqi …
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Refugee committee update

Genders - a new discussion group

Genders - a new discussion group
Our Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce a new group forming. Gender is an important aspect of our lives, whether we know it or not.  We often live in some relationship to gender roles that are expected of men or women; sometimes we spend our lives breaking free of the conditioning that supports these roles and expectations. Our …
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Outreach Opportunity Fund Nominations

Every year, the OOF Committee selects three recipients to be given 25% of the funds from the Sunday collection. The Committee would welcome nominations from individuals or a group in the congregation for the next recipient of OOF funding. Nominated organizations must comply with the selection criteria: priority is given to local organizations undertaking social justice, refugee support and settlement …
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Upcoming Events

All Candidates Meeting

Sat. Oct. 5.  Doors open at 6:30,  7-9 pm.   The federal election is coming up! Who to vote for on October 21? Please come to meet all the candidates in this riding, to help you decide how best to vote!  Free childcare service provided. Register first at: families@vancouverunitarians.ca 联邦政府大选在即!  10 月21 日投票给誰呢? 來認識本區的各党候選人,  來幫助你決定投你神聖的一票! 有免費托兒服務. 請先登記:families@vancouverunitarians.ca 联邦政府大选在即!  10 月21 日投票给誰呢? …
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All Candidates Meeting

Dismantling Racism and White Privilege: Honouring our First Principle

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Registration live and available here: https://vancouver.breezechms.com/form/dismantling Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 2nd Registration is on a sliding scale basis. Please don’t let cost be a factor in preventing your attendance. For any questions please contact Rev. Samaya Oakley, 604-323-4341; soakley@uuma.org Workshop Overview: In this workshop, we will examine racism and white privilege in Canada. It will explore strategies for becoming allies …
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Monthly mending/alteration workshops

Attention Makers! A new group in Zero Waste is starting up to explore slow and sustainable fashion. Events include a weekly "Stitch 'n' Bitch"* and monthly mending/alteration workshops. Monthly workshops on last Saturday starting October 26 at Hewett Hall. Bring your knitting/stitching/weaving/mending (absolute beginners welcome!!) out for drinks and snacks and meet other fashionable, crafty Unitarians. Saturdays 12 pm to …
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Monthly mending/alteration workshops

White Poppy Brooch Workshop

White Poppy Brooch Workshop
In this workshop, you will learn to needle felt a gorgeous white poppy brooch (as pictured above) to wear this Remembrance season. First introduced in Britain in 1933, the white poppy commemorates all victims of war, civilian and military, while challenging the beliefs, values and institutions that make war seem inevitable. Workshop facilitated by Carol Siebert. Materials supplied. $12 covers …
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Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Table

Please stop by to browse, discuss and share your thoughts about what Truth & Reconciliation means to you. At this table you will find: - Events at UCV and in the community related to reconciliation - Books and DVDs that can be checked out - Binders containing articles and historical document summaries - People to converse with! The Social Justice …
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Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Table

Stitch 'n' Bitch

Stitch 'n' Bitch
Attention Makers! A new group in Zero Waste is starting up to explore slow and sustainable fashion. Events include a weekly "Stitch 'n' Bitch"* and monthly mending/alteration workshops. Bring your knitting/stitching/weaving/mending (absolute beginners welcome!!) out for drinks and snacks and meet other fashionable, crafty, Unitarians. Saturdays 12 pm to 2 pm at Sing Sing Beer Bar 2718 Main St, Vancouver. …
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Featured Worship Service

A podcast and text are usually available within the week following the service.

Dismantling Racism and White Privilege

“Dismantling Racism and White Privilege” with Rev. Pat Trudeau and Prof. Wilburn Hayden   Becoming allies in the struggle to dismantle the racial barriers in our congregations and the larger community.  October 6, 2019 See also workshops on October 4 and 5 http://www.wilburnhayden.com/files/events.php
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Dismantling Racism and White Privilege

Meet the Vancouver Unitarians

Here are some of the people actively engaged in social responsibility efforts at UCV.
Meet some more of our members and friends

Marie Witt is organizing weekly Stitch n' Bitch gatherings

I am a UBC Student studying cognitive psychology and moral philosophy. Very soon, I will be doing a combined Masters/PhD in social attention and ethical decision-making using virtual reality technology. I stumbled on UCV a couple of years ago when I went searching for a farm market near my home on Oak. At the time, UCV had a little farm …
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Marie Witt is organizing weekly Stitch n' Bitch gatherings

We partner with other organizations in many ways...

RENTALS FOR NON-PROFIT GROUPS

UCV has a variety of room sizes and arrangements available for rent when the congregation is not using them. Special rate of 10% for not-for-profit groups. Contact Marcus. More details here. Some of the organizations who rent space with us are: Be The Change Earth Alliance Chor Leoni Elektra Women’s Choir Jewish Seniors Alliance Jubilate Vocal Ensemble Multifaith Action Society Nature …
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Rentals for Not for Profit Groups

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