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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

Summer Solstice Ritual, Herbal Tea, Plant Swap and Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate Litha (Summer Solstice) SPECIAL EVENT  Sunday, June 17  2:30 – 4 pm Summer Solstice on the Labyrinth Herbal Teas, Plant Swap, Labyrinth Walk FREE! All welcome for a seasonal ritual celebrating the return of summer. We welcome friends and neighbours to share plants on our Garden Path labyrinth. Bring something to swap—or just bring yourself. We are especially wanting …
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GLAD June - Summer Solstice

GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance June 21 11 am - 1 pm Coordinators: Mairy and Mary (Darlene not available this month) sponsored by the Earth Spirit /Pagan Committee Join us for a meditative and creative daytime experience. Usually the sequence is like this: 11 - 11:45 - gathering and circle dancing 11:45 - 12 noon - introduction to …
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Earth Spirit Circle July

We're pleased to announce that the Earth Spirit Council (previously Paganism Committee) has been revitalized and Vancouver Unitarians will again host a monthly earth spirit circle to celebrate the turning of the seasons and honour our own life forces. We will meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7pm. All welcome. Leadership and other roles rotate. If you …
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Circle Dance - Learning the Basics July

All welcome. There are no wrong steps, only variations.
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New Posts From Our Website

Want to Try Out Circle Dance?

Summer is a time for adventures and if you're on a stay-cation or visiting Vancouver from elsewhere, we invite you to these gatherings especially for those who want to try out sacred circle dance, either for the first time or because you'd like to learn or practice some of the basic steps. Mary Bennett and Mairy Beam have collectively been …
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The Garden Path and Courtyard Labyrinths in June

Thanks to Keith Wilkinson for these photos of the labyrinths taken Sunday, June 10, 2018. Courtyard Labyrinth Sunday morning. We often paint rocks at GLAD, Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance. Start from the doors that open from Hewett Centre. Walk on the grey to the centre and back.. Penguins on the labyrinth! Feel free to pick calendula. It just …
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Labyrinth Update May 2018

We had a lovely World Labyrinth Day event. Here are some photos. Thanks to all who showed up for: World Labyrinth Day, Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge and Jane's Walk! Tea Recipes from Sandy Jackie Conradi-Robertson with her finished painting. She said: I kept seeing more and more that I wanted to include. The kids walking the courtyard labyrinth. I hope …
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Earth Spirituality - Regular Gatherings

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

Outdoors or Hitschmanova Room (downstairs near vegetable garden)

Seasonal Ritual with Circle Dance

Sunday nearest the solstice, equinox or cross-quarter day

12:30 - 1:30 pm Sanctuary Stage

Note: For June we are doing an afternoon labyrinth walk and ritual instead.

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.

Mairy Beam

In her search for community Mairy joined the First Unitarian Church of Toronto in the early nineties, thinking it was another liberal Christian denomination. The services were similar in format to those of her Presbyterian childhood. Slowly over the following months, she started to notice the differences but it was not until she attended the new members’ orientation a year …
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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

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.
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