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July, 2020
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This month we're highlighting opportunities and events from the Connect & Engage Team. As well as more structured (and larger) gatherings, like Sunday services, the congregation has lots of smaller groups and drop-in opportunities where new people sometimes find it easier to connect with others and strike up a conversation. You'll find some of those opportunities in this e-newsletter.
The Connect and Engage team has also set up a survey. You can fill out this survey and I'll introduce you to people involved in the programs and groups that interest you.

Lots more upcoming events can be found at: https://vancouverunitarians.ca/eventlist/

- Mary for Connect and Engage Team

Opportunities for meeting people

--small groups, drop-in gatherings, directories--

Be a Connector

Are you a friendly person who likes to introduce new people to our amazing (but somewhat complex) congregation? The Connect & Engage team is inviting UCV members to help between two and five new folk get connected with the people, programs and information they may want in order to feel connected with the congregation. We're anticipating that one or two …
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Be a Connector

Women's groups - November update

Women's groups - November update
There are many groups and events that provide a chance for women to meet together and connect across ages and stages. Monthly women's groups, supper club, collage and writing gatherings, feminist thealogy course and informal drop-in meetups. You can note which of these gatherings are of interest to you on this online form. Women's groups These groups of 6 to …
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Pitching in Volunteer Opportunities

The congregation runs on a lot of committed volunteer time and talent that complements are staff and minister's roles. We recognize that some people can't easily commit to a regular schedule of volunteer contributions, so here are some opportunities that are happy to have you pitch in whenever you have the time and interest. Children's Program - Sunday mornings Attending …
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Pitching in Volunteer Opportunities

New Gender Discussion Group

New Gender Discussion Group
In this group, we'll talk about the influences that have shaped our gender identity and expression, especially role models like parents and cultural figures. We'll share stories about our gender journeys and discuss the role of gender in today's world. Starting November 11th, we'll meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Lindsey-Priestley Room from 6:30 …
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Form a Supper Club or Brunch Club

Your Connect & Engage team has a new idea for how to get to know people better in a friendly, social atmosphere. One "supper club" has formed: 12 people who will each organize a restaurant meal out once a year. They'll choose a restaurant, send details along with the proposed date and time to the "club members". Then they'll take …
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Form a Supper Club or Brunch Club

UCV Directory of Small Groups and Committees

UCV Directory of Small Groups and Committees
NEW Updated  2019-2020 UCV Directory of Small Groups and Committees Wanting to get involved with a group but not sure what’s available?  Our newly updated Directory will help you navigate our complex Unitarian community. You can find hard copies on the Welcome Tables or in the office.  If you’d like an electronic version, please contact Sheila at sresels@gmail.com
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Upcoming Events where you can meet others

Go to the Calendar for all upcoming events.

Messy Church Potluck Dinner

This event offers a relaxed, friend and family-centered, evening to get to know each other better Potluck dinner with activities for kids--All welcome. Check the Facebook Page for date specific themes. RSVP appreciated. We have done Trivia Quiz night, Coffee House talent shows, arts and crafts, gift or card creation, board games, Maker Space, baking night, and more! 1st Saturdays …
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photo collage of games, art, yarn, painted hands, and food

December Men's Potluck

Mens Retreat
Come join us at the Vancouver Unitarian Centre on December 4, 2019 for a night of good food and conversation. All men and men’s groups are invited, especially groups who are looking for new members as well as guys who are looking to possibly join them. Please arrive 6:30 - 7 pm with food to share.. Spread the word! Vancouver …
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Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Table

Please stop by to browse, discuss and share your thoughts about what Truth & Reconciliation means to you. At this table you will find: - Events at UCV and in the community related to reconciliation - Books and DVDs that can be checked out - Binders containing articles and historical document summaries - People to converse with! The Social Justice …
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Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Table

Drop-in Singing Group

Drop-in Singing Group
Do you like to sing? Would you like to sing once a month in a small group that doesn't judge or perform? We meet on the third Sunday every month until April. You're invited! Glenn Deefholts has been playing the piano and hosting singalongs for years. Glenn plays while the group sings, sharing copies of the Vancouver Ukulele Circle Songbook. …
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Monthly mending/alteration workshops

Attention Makers! A new group in Zero Waste is starting up to explore slow and sustainable fashion. Events include a weekly "Stitch 'n' Bitch"* and monthly mending/alteration workshops. Monthly workshops on last Saturday starting October 26 at Hewett Hall. Bring your knitting/stitching/weaving/mending (absolute beginners welcome!!) out for drinks and snacks and meet other fashionable, crafty Unitarians. Saturdays 12 pm to …
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Monthly mending/alteration workshops

Sermon Discussion

Sermon Discussion
12:15 pm every Sunday - Look for the Sermon discussion table at the signed alcove table in the Hall. Newcomers and regulars welcome! Grab a coffee or tea and join us. On the 3rd Sunday lunch is served by donation. There's always a host from the Connect and Engage Team who can introduce you to others and answer questions about …
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Meet Our Members

The following post includes information about the candidates for the upcoming year's Board of Trustees.

Candidates for the Board of Trustees

Candidates for the Board of Trustees to be elected: November 24th, 2019 from Marg Fletcher, Chair Nominating Committee Thank you to all who participated in the process and particularly to those who agreed to stand for the new Board. Nominating Committee Slate for UCV Board of Trustees 2019/20 President:  Diane Brown      Diane is the artistic director of Ruby Slippers Theatre. …
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Candidates for the Board of Trustees
Meet some more of our members Click to read more about some of our members.
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