Earth Spirituality and Environment News

from Vancouver Unitarians

Seasonal Rituals - Labyrinth Walks - Circle Dance - Environment - Reconciliation
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Hello friend

There are several upcoming events that would be of interest to folks who subscribe to this newsletter.
A quick reminder that the last Thursday Earth Spirit/Pagan group meets tomorrow--Thursday, February 27. Mairy Beam and I are coordinating a ritual around the phases of the moon. Hope to see you there. Here's a complete list of upcoming events.

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Hope to see you soon!
Mary Bennett for the Vancouver Unitarian Earth Spirit Council and Environment Team
earthspiritucv@gmail.com

UPCOMING EARTH SPIRITUALITY EVENTS

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Earth Spirit Circle - Moon Magic

We'll explore the phases of the moon and what each phase corresponds to in our daily lives. Mairy Beam will lead three dances with music that celebrates the moon phases: Dark Moon; Crescent Moon and Full moon. You can join in the dance, just sit or drum along with the music. Mary Bennett will facilitate a discussion on the moon …
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Earth Spirit Circle - Moon Magic

Circle Dance and Sing with Carolyn McDade’s music

Circle Dance and Sing with Carolyn McDade’s music
Carolyn McDade has written many of our favourite songs including Spirit of Life and Born of a Star. This will be an opportunity to experience her music in dance. You may also want to come just to sing – or do both. Our program will consist of songs written by Carolyn, as well as songs featured on her CDs written by …
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Celebrate Ostara - the spring equinox - with us

We will celebrate Ostara, the turning of the season from winter to spring. Along with pagan ritual, we'll do some circle dances, visit the four directional/elemental altars for inspiration, and plant up a mini-herb garden for your window sill from cuttings of lavender, rosemary, thyme and sage. We hope weather will permit a labyrinth walk--or dance--to find inspiration for bringing …
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Celebrate Ostara - the spring equinox - with us

RELATED NEWS FROM OUR WEBSITE

Paganism 101 Wait list - Sign up for next year

For the second time after a decade lapse, we are offering Louise Bunn's Paganism 101 course as a once-a-month session for 10 months with a team of facilitators. Both years we had an extensive wait list. We have a new database for ensuring people can join the wait list and we can easily send updates when a new course is starting, …
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Paganism 101 Wait list - Sign up for next year

Meet some of the people involved at UCV

What are our members and friends up to now?

Marie Witt -- Zero Waste Enthusiast and Communications Committee Chair

Marie Witt -- Zero Waste Enthusiast and Communications Committee Chair
As well as being a casual caretaker and zero waste enthusiast (founder and coordinator of the 4th Saturday Mending Meetup), Marie has now been voted in by the Communications Committee as their new chair. Here's what Marie says about her journey at UCV. I am a UBC Student studying cognitive psychology and moral philosophy. Very soon, I will be doing …
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SUNDAY SERVICES WITH AN EARTH SPIRIT THEME

Women and Wisdom: International Women’s Day

The ages-long experience of the Great Mother is the foundation of cultures all over the world: she was nature, she was the earth and she was the unseen dimension of soul or spirit. In the Hebrew Scriptures, wisdom is portrayed as a woman and as the tree of life, representing all women—discerning what goes on in day to day life …
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Women and Wisdom: International Women’s Day

Our Labyrinths

See more photos of the Garden Path labyrinth through the seasons.

Indoor Labyrinth Walking in Meditation Room

We now have custody of an indoor labyrinth that fits perfectly in our meditation room. The plan is to have it out in the meditation room every 1st Tuesday for walking before circle dance and at the break. Seven women who were part of the Women's Spirituality Celebration and, along with a dozen or more others, met and walked it …
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Indoor Labyrinth Walking in Meditation Room

Environment Team Events and News

Many Unitarians consider environmental activism and reconciliation work an important part of their spiritual lives. Click below to learn more about our Environment Team and Reconciliation Working Group.
Environment Team - Reconciliation Network - Recent News Posts from Environment Team

Forum: Nada - Vancouver's Zero-Packaging Grocery Store

This forum looks into the history of Nada (Vancouver's world-renowned zero-packaging grocery store). We will explore what it takes to create a socially responsible business, discuss the little-known regulatory and systemic hurdles involved in zero packagings, and brainstorm ways to support this work while implementing our own zero waste practices at home or at UCV. This forum is lead by UCV member, …
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Buy Nothing Groups are now all over Vancouver

Buy Nothing Groups are now in every neighbourhood in Vancouver. Cayla introduced Mary to Buy Nothing Project just over a year ago. Both are now administrators on their neighbourhood Buy Nothing Groups - Marpole and Kitsilano respectively. These are facebook groups where people give stuff away and ask for what they need. And, importantly, express their gratitude. The third kind …
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Buy Nothing Groups are now all over Vancouver
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