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January, 2021

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Here's a small portion of what's on our website about news and upcoming events. Do check into regularly and note Recent News and Special Events in particular.
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May Days - Take a staycation this weekend at UCV

Celebrate May Days – Keep this list! UCV has many celebrations lined up to celebrate the coming of the May! You can plan a staycation and hang out at our campus for most of the weekend! And the weather report has changed from 60% chance of rain to "sunny". (May the 4th be with us indeed!) Fri. May 3 – …
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Trading stuff for community connections (plus stuff)

On Saturday May 4 from 3 -4 pm, Cayla Naumann will be at UCV to share her perspectives on the Bunz app and how it contributes to waste reduction. Here's what Cayla posted on our zero waste email group: Another Unitarian shared this with me and I've recently been using the Bunz app (and there's a Facebook group too) and …
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New Compassion Circle starts in June for 2019 - 2020

Do you want to deepen the practice of compassion in your life and in your world? Consider the following two upcoming opportunities: UCV’s Compassion Circle (now in its third year) and the Compassion Course Online (originating in New York). The UCV Compassion Circle is starting a new group. Eight people participated in the SECOND 2018 group and found it to be …
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Einstein quote cited in April 14 service (Religious Naturalism, Take Two)

The quote – on the illusion of feeling separate from the whole – is reproduced in the prepared text (PDF) for Religious Naturalism, Take Two. This document is still available at the literature stall after Sunday service. When it no longer is, remember that a lit stall volunteer can always help you with tracking down a past sermon. More than …
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A Mass for Peace - Join North Shore Unitarians on May 11th

The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace was commissioned for the millennium by the U.K. Royal Armouries and had its premiere in London. The CD was released on September 10, 2001. North Shore Unitarian Music Director, Alison Nixon, has chosen this work intentionally. Unitarian Sources and Principles are congruent with the intentions within this work, and will be included in …
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If you're 18-35 and want to meet other Unitarians your age...

A special invitation from the Canadian Unitarian Council to new-to-UU young adults Are you interested in connecting with other young adult (18-35 year old) Unitarian Universalists? Gathered Here is a monthly 75-minute online check-in and gathering that will give you a chance to meet other UU young adults and experience the warmth of our national community. 2nd Monday @ 5pm …
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Why I Love Transit

Why do I love transit? It all goes back to my little red wagon and the joy of my body being powered by a force other than my own. With the wind in my hair I watched the world go by with a singular focus as my father pulled my weight with ease. When I board a bus or the …
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Upcoming Special Events

Go to the Calendar for all upcoming events.

You're invited for a Potluck Dinner and Film: She's a Boy I Knew

Join us on Friday, May 3, for a potluck dinner at 6:30 pm. Potlucks are a great way to meet other Unitarians in a social and relaxed atmosphere. We expect between 12 and 20 people--so unlike coffee hour, you'll be able to hear each other speak :>) Some are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan but our potluck dishes are of …
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Chalice Choir Spring Concert

Donna's Favorites Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm, UCV Celebrating Donna Brown's 20th year as choir director, the Chalice Choir will sing some of her favorites.
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Learn how to create posters for your events

Marcus Hynes is the person to contact about booking space at the Unitarian Centre. How to Create Posters for your committees' events and information Saturday, from 1 - 4 pm Hewett Centre, UCV. This session will be taught by Marcus Hynes. We'll use the free software Open Office to create posters using prepared templates designed for UCV events. Apply here. …
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Kids Activities for World Labyrinth Day and May Day/Beltane

We have activities for kids (and all ages) for World Labyrinth Day. Between 4 and 5:30 pm, there will be flower crowns, a wish tree and also crayons, pastels and paper for any who want to create a piece of art inspired by the flowers in the labyrinth. Pat will be painting on the labyrinth and then assisting kids with …
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Forum - Protection of Ancient Forests

Mythical, awe-inspiring, ecologically rich, and endangered - old growth forests are unprotected by legislation! Andrea Inness, a forest campaigner with Ancient Forest Alliance (, is guest speaker for this forum. Presentation followed by Q & A.
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Reconnecting to Life

The UCV Enviro Team is hosting a 2-day Reconnecting to Life workshop (May 31-June 1), led by highly skilled facilitators and based on the work of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. Reconnecting to Life is a safe and transformative group process which has the potential to empower our activism as we work together for a sustainable future. Gathering in community, we engage …
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Meet Our Members

Do you enjoy reading about our members? If so, perhaps you'd be willing to send us a photo and "bio/testimonial". Contact, our communications co-chair, Mary Bennett.

Luke, Coraline and Gabriel

Luke and Coraline have been attending UCV since Fall 2016. In 2017, they became members, welcomed their son Gabriel into the world, and were married by Steven Epperson. Luke currently sits on UCV’s Committee on Ministry.

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