Earth Spirituality at the Unitarian Centre

Seasonal Rituals - Labyrinth Walks - Circle Dance

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Hello friend and Happy Ostara. The Spring Equinox is Coming!

Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter for earth spirit gatherings at the Unitarian Centre.

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Hope to see you soon!
Mary Bennett for the Vancouver Unitarian Earth Spirit Council.
earthspiritucv@gmail.com

Our Labyrinths

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

World Labyrinth Day

Save the Date! Mark May 4 on your calendar for World Labyrinth Day. Tara Bonham will play her harp between 2:30 and 3 pm - on the Garden Path labyrinth if weather permits and if it's nice enough to walk but not for a harp, inside in the alcove while people walk the courtyard labyrinth. May the 4th is also …
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Labyrinths - An Invitation from Steven

From Steven Epperson's sermon on February 17th. There are two labyrinths on this property. An encounter with them may go something like this: We’re walking along Fremlin Street or taking a short cut through the courtyard out there. Occupied with random everyday thoughts, our attention is diverted by a strange, mazy pattern laid out on the lawn or on the pavers in the …
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Next Earth Spirit Circle

Every First Tuesday of the Month 6 - 7 pm
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.”
Click here to see more about Unitarians and Earth Spirituality

Earth Spirit Circle: Celebrate Ostara

Our ritual this month will be led by Huguette. It's time for Ostara, the spring festival, festival of renewal. ---- We're pleased to announce that the Earth Spirit Council (previously Paganism Committee) has been revitalized and Vancouver Unitarians host a monthly earth spirit circle to celebrate the turning of the seasons and honour our own life forces. We meet on …
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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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Upcoming Circle Dance Gatherings

Early bird deadline for Live Music Event is February 25 - See below for more information.

Circle Dance with JES - Live Music!

How Does Your Garden Grow? Spring is here! Come celebrate with Circle Dance to to the live music of JES. Early registration before Feb. 28 - $25. Abundance will surround us!  The music will fill us with joy; the rhythmic movement will energize us; and the tastes and aromas from the garden outside will nourish our inner soul gardens to come ALIVE.  …
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Sunday Sacred Circle Dance - How Does Your Garden Grow?

This new circle dance gathering is on the first Sunday of each month 2 - 3:30 pm - usually in the Fireside Room. This time we'll practice some of the dances that we'll be doing with the JES trio on March 30. We'll enjoy hearing what your favorites are! If it's your first time, we encourage you to try to …
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GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance

Celebrate the Spring Equinox with dancing some Garden Songs. We'll will dance to some of the tunes of JES Trio - easy folk style songs with lots of Canadiana thrown in for good measure. Come and learn some of the dances we'll do at our live music event on March 30th. Coordinators: Mairy, Mary and Darlene sponsored by the Earth …
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Circle Dance: Anticipating Spring

With a ‘Spring’ in our step, we will dance to celebrate the new life expanding all around us, including the greening of nature. All dances will be taught and all welcome! facilitated by Corinne Chepil (and friends)   By Donation
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Circle Dance: Maypole Dancing for Beltane

We'll do some maypole dancing this time to celebrate May Day! UCV has a maypole with ribbons and all that we drag out of the basement every year and host several maypole dancing events. As well as the Tuesday evening, on Sunday May 5, we'll have it out before and after the worship service and also for the "gentle" circle …
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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.

Environmental and Reconciliation Action

Many Unitarians consider Environmental Activism and Reconciliation Work part of their spiritual lives. Click below to learn more about the events sponsored by our Environment Team and Reconciliation Working Group

Environment Team Events - Reconciliation Network

Regular Monthly Gatherings

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

Circle Dance

Evening Circle Dance 1st Tuesdays and 2nd Mondays 7 - 9 pm
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

Environment and Reconciliation

Environment Forum - 2nd Sundays 12:30 - 1:30 pm - Meeting - 3rd Sundays 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Reconciliation Network Table - 1st Sundays 10:30 - 1 pm - Hall

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