Vancouver Unitarians
January, 2021

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The sun is lower on the horizon these days and those of us who garden are pulling up our crops. The UCV vegetable gardens still have a lot growing--chard, green onions, parsley, kale and various herbs--that will go into Love Soup offerings over the winter. We made it through September and already the winter celebration season is peeking at us past the Hallowe'en / Samhain events coming up.
Here's a small portion of what's on our website about news and upcoming events.
- Mary for Communications Team.

News from Our Website

Families--Welcome! A New Program Year

Subject: Welcome! A new program year at UCV begins... Hello Families, Welcome to a new program year at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver! I had a very full summer, but I'm actually happy to fall back into routines this month. I hope you are all able to find moments of calm and connection amid the hustle and bustle of life. Church …
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News from the Environment Team!

The Environment Team, also known as the Environment Committee, met in September to plan activities for the new year. Topics discussed ranged from  pipelines to Sunday lunches, exciting new monthly Forums, another Intergenerational gathering of old and young activists,  educational events on Alternative energy sources, a  small appliance repair table, RE workshops on new ways of talking about Climate change …
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Upcoming Special Events

Go to the Calendar for all upcoming events.

Forum - Meet the UCV Kinder Morgan Arrestees

Meet the Kinder Morgan Arrestees! Sunday October 7 Forum, 12:35pm Four UCV members chose to cross the injunction line at the Kinder Morgan site and face arrest, jail time, and fines. One other member faces a lawsuit and potential bankruptcy.  Why did they do this? Hear their personal stories and their experiences with the police and legal system. We will …
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Sacred Circle Dance for Thanksgiving

Mary Bennett will facilitate the 2nd Monday sacred circle dance. We'll dance to songs of Thanksgiving. Please bring some snacks to share if you can. (Leftovers welcome!)  RSVP appreciated to Mary. Every first Tuesday and second Monday of the month, join us at 7 pm for Circle Dance. All welcome! Dances will be taught. Tuesdays coordinated by Leslie Kemp. Mondays usually …
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Fall Herbal Tea Party, Garden Crafts, Labyrinth Walk and Plant Swap

Sunday October 21 1 - 3 pm 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 …
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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). As well as enjoying each others' company and sharing our stories -- and food -- we …
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Unitarian Book Sale

Buy books and support the UCV Library!
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Why White Poppies on November 11?

Vancouver Peace Poppies was started in 2008 with 50 handmade white poppies and now distributes over 4000 poppies annually across Canada. We will discuss this campaign to encourage Canadians to broaden their Remembrance Day focus to include the civilians who now make up 90% of conflict victims. Vancouver Peace Poppies founders Teresa Gagné and Denis Laplante have been episodic peace and social justice activists …
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GLAD October - Spirits in the Graveyard

GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance will look forward to Hallowe'en/ Samhain Dances on October 18 will include seasonal favorites:  Swimming to the Other Side, Spirits in the Graveyard, Witches Song and Breaths of the Ancestors. Coordinators: Mairy, Mary and Darlene sponsored by the Earth Spirit /Pagan Committee Join us for a meditative and creative daytime experience. Usually the sequence …
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Herbal Workshop

Sunday October 21 3 - 4:30 pm Herbal Workshop with Gaia Gardens 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. You will learn how to use fresh herbs medicinally for teas, bath or foot soaks, poultices, compress and steams. Among …
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Upcoming Sunday Worship Services

For upcoming worship services click 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

Bruce McIvor

Bruce McIvor attends UCV with his family. He will speak at the forum this Sunday along with four UCV members who have been arrested for protesting Kinder Morgan. His previous forum was very well attended. So come early and get a good seat! Dr. Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation, a law firm dedicated to defending …
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