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June, 2019
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It's past Hallowe'en, Friend
Once Hallowe'en is over, we know what happens next. Darker days, colder days, rainier days.
And we move through the solemnity of Remembrance Day to the many festivals of light that the next few months bring. UCV offers a place to touch in over the winter season of celebration. Lots of celebrations and, as always good conversations, and also quiet commercial-free zones to inoculate you against the parts of the season you may find difficult. You'll find support for zero-waste and giving to those who need it here. Start up a conversation any Sunday morning about what you treasure and what you want to avoid about the December season, and you'll undoubtedly find like-minded people.
Here's a small portion of what's on our website about news and upcoming events.
- Mary for Communications Team.

News from Our Website

CUC eNews November 2018

Highlights: New CUC Youth Observer, Board brainstorming using De Bono's "Six Thinking Hats", "Shining Lights" and special CUC Funding Programs, CUC Liaison role revived, Young Adults monthly zoom get together, other Roundtables & Webinars... Download the CUC eNews from the communications page on the CUC website. Subscribe to the eNews here:  Articles include: • Update from the Board President - Read …
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Annual Ancestor Shrine--October 28th

Origins of Our Tradition Mary, Catherine, Nancy, Terence, Morgan and Jen first created an Ancestor Shrine with the children's program back in the fall of 2013. Transforming the meditation room into a place of remembrance at the end of October has become a firm tradition since then. It is something our children remember and connect with over the years. Please …
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Nature Mandalas and Hangings

Sandy taught us how to make rope from day lily leaves and then weave in a colourful fall mix of natural plants. If you'd like to do more nature art with Sandy, please contact her on Sundays or through earthspiritucv@gmail.com  Mary's nature mandala at the centre of the Courtyard Labyrinth Sheila making rope. …
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Upcoming Special Events

Go to the Calendar for all upcoming events.

GSA / Welcoming Congregation Potluck and Social

All those interested in making our congregation (even) more welcoming to LGBTQ2SA+ persons are invited to join our newly formed Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)*. This group plans to have regular (perhaps bi-monthly) socials open to all sexual orientations and gender expressions (including straight and cis-gender). As well as enjoying each others' company and sharing our stories -- and food …
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Book Group: Heart Berries, A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot

We'll be discussing: Heart Berries, A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot. Balancing native heritage and life on rez. The book group meets every 2nd Sunday from 12:30 - 2 pm. All welcome. While there are regulars, drop-ins are invited as well. CBC post during Indigenous Books Week: https://www.cbc.ca/books/i-m-grateful-for-her-strength-iskw%C3%A9-on-terese-marie-mailhot-s-memoir-heart-berries-1.4693783
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Messy Church Potluck Dinner and Activities for Kids

This monthly event offers a relaxed, friend and family-centered, evening to get to know each other better. This month on second Saturday. Come early and help set up around 5 pm. Dinner is usually served 6 pm. Your ideas and contributions are welcome to make this a vibrant, intergenerational event enjoyable to diverse needs. Potluck dinner with activities for kids! …
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Sacred Circle Dance for Peace and Remembrance

Mary Bennett will facilitate the 2nd Monday sacred circle dance. We'll dance to songs of Peace and Remembrance. Please bring a snack to share if that's easy for you.  RSVP appreciated to Mary. Every second Monday of the month,  join us for Circle Dance. All welcome! Dances will be taught. Usually facilitated by Corinne Chepil. We host a circle dance gathering …
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Meet the Environment Team!

“Meet the E Team"  NOVEMBER 4 FORUM  in the Fireside Room Have you ever wondered why and how people become more environmentally aware, or even activists?  Members of the Environment Team will share their stories of becoming “environment champions”. Through these stories you may discover ways you can contribute even more to improving the health of our blue planet.  
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Let Peace be Their Memorial

Please join the Social Justice Committee at a Remembrance Day ceremony that commemorates the loss of civilians who now make up 90% of conflict victims. This year our keynote speaker is Tima Kurdi of the Kurdi Foundation .  A Syrian-born resident of Coquitlam, she has been speaking around the world of the plight of Syrian and other refugees.  Her book …
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Wreath-Making for ‘Let Peace be Their Memorial’ ceremony

We invite everyone to help out in making wreaths for ‘Let Peace be Their Memorial’, an annual wreath-laying ceremony. Please come to Hewett Hall on Wednesday afternoon, November 7th. The beautiful wreaths that are made on Wednesday will be used during the ceremony on November 11. Please also join us for the ‘Let Peace be Their Memorial’ ceremony held at …
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2018 Unitarian Church of Vancouver Annual General Meeting

All are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver. Only members in good standing who have been a member of the congregation for at least 90 days can vote, but all are welcome to attend. Each member can carry one proxy vote for a member who cannot attend. Forms for this available here and at …
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Chalice Choir Advent Concert: Dark Night, Luminous Night,

Featuring works by Ola Gjeilo  Reception to follow.  Tix:  $20 (low income, pay what you can)
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Upcoming Sunday Worship Services

For upcoming worship services click here.
For a run-down on the services we typically offer over December to early January, go here.

Outreach Opportunities Fund

A portion of the Sunday offering is donated to a charity.

Rainbow Refugee

Outreach Opportunities Fund Recipient The Outreach Opportunities Fund will be collecting for the Rainbow Refugee Society from October to January, 2019. A portion of the Sunday service offering goes to an organization selected by the OOF committee. About Rainbow Refugee Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of …
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Meet Our Members

Meet the Library Committee

Our library committee,chaired by David Buchanan, is an active and committed group. They'd love for more people to come in and borrow books. Open to new members and especially eager for additional volunteers during the twice-a-year book bash weekends. Here are some of the members: David Buchanan Role: Chair I enjoy Setting up the book sales I’m proud of The …
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Meet some more of our members Click to read more about some of our members.
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