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Earth Spirituality at the Unitarian Centre

Seasonal Rituals - Labyrinth Walks - Circle Dance


Hello friend
Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter for earth spirit gatherings at the Unitarian Centre. We hope you enjoy reading about some recent news and upcoming events. Do check out the website and this month's UCV EVENTS for more details.
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Hope to see you soon!
Mary Bennett for the Vancouver Unitarian Earth Spirit Council.

Featured Events

Paganism 101 Session 1 with Louise Bunn - Must pre-register

The Paganism 101 curriculum will be offered on a once-a-month basis from September 2018 to June 2019. Register with our congregational administrator 604-261-7204 or ca@vancouverunitarians.ca Limited to 12 participants. Facilitated by the Earth Spirit Council: Mairy, Mary, Louise and Huguette Suggested donation $50 for non-members. See vancouverunitarians.ca/earth-spirit
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Autumn Equinox Celebration on the Labyrinth

Sunday September 16 Celebrate Autumn Equinox Family-friendly; all ages welcome. Everything is optional. Join us for all or any part of the program. Meet at the Garden Path Labyrinth (east side of sanctuary) on Fremlin at 1 pm. We'll cast a circle, call in the four directions and the inner masculine and feminine. Then we'll walk the labyrinth, gathering herbs …
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GLAD Celebrates Leonard Cohen--There Is a Crack In Everything

GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance is every 3rd Thursday 11am - 1 pm. Coordinators: Mairy, Mary and Darlene This month we're celebrating Leonard Cohen who was born September 21, 1934. Among the Cohen songs we will dance to are Dance Me to The End of Love and Anthem/The Future. There is a crack in everything; that's how the …
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Fall Herbal Tea Party, Garden Crafts, Labyrinth Walk and Plant Swap

Labyrinth and Herb Tea Party Thanks to a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation administered by the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, we offer this free event to all our neighbours and friends. Come to the garden path labyrinth on the Fremlin side of the Unitarian Centre property (one east of Oak) at 49th (North side). We will offer you …
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New Posts From Our Website

Herbology at Hogwarts' Summer Camp

Among the activities the kids did who attended our first annual Hogwarts' Summer Camp was a course in Herbology. All four houses made an echinacea tincture using plants from our garden, apple cider vinegar and mason jars.  It's "cooking" as we speak.
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Abundance in the Gardens

Those of us who tend a veggie plot on the north side of Hewett Hall are enjoying the produce--and enjoying sharing the abundance with others Two of our young families took over a plot (38" square). Here are Jeonga, Goan and Haram with their first vegetable garden. They're amazed at what's come up including the tomato plant they didn't plant! …
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Our Gardens Are Growing

Yesterday I'd harvested a lot of leaf lettuce--some to give away and some to make a salad for the annual Environment team potluck and yearly planning. I'd created a bowl full and put out with some parsley and green onions and zucchini for people to take. Just as I was getting ready to go into the sanctuary for the service, …
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Earth Spirituality - Regular Gatherings

Earth Spirit Circle -- 1st Tuesdays 6 - 7 pm

Outdoors or Hitschmanova Room (North entrance downstairs near parking lot, past the vegetable garden)

Seasonal Ritual with Circle Dance

Sunday nearest the solstice, equinox or cross-quarter day (Do check as on occasion these are moved to a different date.)

12:30 - 1:30 pm Sanctuary Stage

GLAD -- Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance

3rd Thursday 11 am - 1 pm Lindsey-Priestley, Hewett Hall

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

Unitarian Earth Spirit Council - Say "Hello" to ...

Every month, we introduce you to one of the people who create and share our rituals.

Louise Bunn

Louise has a particular interest in nature religions, wrote the Unitarian Universalist adult religious education curriculum “Paganism 101”, which is used across the denomination, and recently completed her master’s degree in “Myth, Cosmology, and the Sacred” at the University of Canterbury in the UK. She has been an active member of Unitarian Church of Vancouver since 1996. She has been a …
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Upcoming Earth Spirituality Sunday Service by Louise Bunn

Air Communion

Each year, our services include Water Communion, Flower (Earth) Communion, and Fire Communion. Join us today as we complete the cycle of the four classical elements with an Air Communion. Come prepared to breathe. Order of Service
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BuntingDANCE
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

No Regular Evening Circle Dances July - August

1st Monday and 2nd Tuesday 7 - 9 pm - Hewett Hall - on break for July - August
More information contact Leslie.
Mary's blog about Sacred Circle Dance.
Vancouver Unitarians
949 West 49th at Oak
Vancouver BC V5Z 2T1
Close to #49 and #17 buses
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