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Recent News

The Garden Path and Courtyard Labyrinths in June

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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Mystery Pals Magic

May 6th dawned bright and warm. I felt a flutter of nervous excitement carrying armfuls of flowers to church, an unusual three block walk to get across the marathon using 49th street. This was the culmination of Vancouver Unitarians first experience with the UU Mystery Pal letter exchange tradition and I wanted to create a beautiful backdrop for it to …

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Unitarians Protest Purchase of Pipeline

Unitarians Protest Purchase of Pipeline

Unitarians, Rev. Debra Thorne and Janet Pivnik of Beacon Unitarian, wearing CUC T-shirts "INTERDEPENDENCE - LOVE - JUSTICE", making happy protest of Federal Government buying Kinder Morgan at Science World Tuesday, May 29. Many UCV'ers also attended.

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Want to Try Out Circle Dance?

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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Upcoming Special Events

RE Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

We Have had a vibrant and engaging year in our children and youth program. This is due in no small part to our team of dedicated volunteer and staff teachers, assistants, facilitators, and mentors. All volunteers and staff who have worked with the children and youth over the past two years are invited to Brunch, 10:00am on Sunday, June 24th …

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

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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Kairos Blanket Exercise

Kairos Blanket Exercise

On behalf of the Vancouver Quaker and Unitarian communities, we would like to invite you to join us for a Blanket Exercise on Saturday June 9th, 2018. The event will be held at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver at 9:45am and will be followed by a potluck lunch. All are welcome! We are asking for a suggested donation of $10 - …

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Forum: Kids Takeover UCV - Bring Your Hopes and Fears

Forum: Kids Takeover UCV - Bring Your Hopes and Fears

Kids Takeover UCV – Inspired by the recent Kids Takeover UBC, we are planning for a Kids Takeover day at UCV. Come to the 4th Sunday Arts & Culture Forum on June 24 to share your ideas, hopes and fears about what will happen when the kids take over! Don't miss your chance to learn Pharoah Frog, make ATCs (Artist …

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Podcasts of Recent Services Now Available

Healing and Reconciliation?

June 11 is designated “National Day of Healing and Reconciliation” whose aim is to “effect healing and reconciliation among all races, creeds and denominations residing in Canada.” Did we know how wide and deep that aim is? And what does is mean to heal and reconcile? What would that look like?

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I Learn By Going: Poetry and Belief

Even without being intentionally spiritual, the kind of attention to language that poetry requires can help readers focus on worlds without and within. As with all art, this can lead us to unsuspected discoveries and empathy. Christopher Levenson is a UCV member, award-winning poet, translator, and author of eleven books of poetry.

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Mother's Day

As a prelude to the annual Flower Communion, Steven discusses the history of Mother's Day and the importance of food security.

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Meet Our Members

Vivian Davidson

Vivian Davidson

I was first introduced to the UU church and faith by a dear World Federalist colleague and long-time Unitarian who thought, given my love for being curious, asking questions, meeting interesting people and being open to new ideas, that I would find a home here.
The first service by Rev. Epperson he talked about climate change and politics. Having been raised all over the world and having been exposed to many religions and faiths I had not found any of them to be nearly as insightful, compassionate, all-encompassing as the Unitarian one seemed to be.

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Keith Wilkinson

Keith Wilkinson

I’ve been told that people join the Unitarian (Universalist) movement for one reason and stay for other reasons. That’s partly true for me, but the main reason I stay is the same reason I joined 20 years ago – UCV, (Xundaohui, 寻道会, Seekers of the Way), is a community and physical space that helps me focus on living by principles …

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Huguette Sansonnet

Huguette Sansonnet

I am from France and now in British Columbia, an Anglophone province with francophones in a minority. How did I end up here? In 1974, love brought me here: my husband had a job in BC. Twenty-six years later, after 30 years of marriage, we divorced. Shortly after, I joined the Unitarian Church. I was following a group of my …

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