Vancouver Unitarians
August, 09 2020
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I've sent this to everyone who's on any of our newsletter lists. The "monthly" list becomes "weekly" for now, and I won't be sending specific newsletters out until we're back to offering in-person events. If you previously signed up only for one of the specialized newsletters (earth spirit, social responsibility, labyrinth etc), we'll be back, but not for a while. In the meantime if you're not on this general list and want to be, just go here to sign up: https://vancouverunitarians.ca/newsletters/
Join us on Sunday on youtube https://ucv.im/live to view the live Sunday service and then switch over to zoom for our Virtual Coffee hour. The link will appear on your screen.
Photo of Steven and Hans above - Low tech / high tech
When I watched last week's service I was curious about how Steven didn't seem to need to look at the book when he read it, so I asked: Did Steven have a teleprompter? Answer: Yes, the teleprompter was Hans!
Your Zoom Cheat sheet
Here's a link to the 5 regular Connect and Engage zoom chats. You may find it handy. Regular chats use the same link each week or month so you could paste it into your online calendar, keep the information in your own computer or just keep this spreadsheet handy.
Do watch our website for upcoming news and events
Our Communications team now led by chair Marie Witt findmariewitt@gmail.com is keeping things updated and can respond to your questions. If you want something posted on the web and can't do it through your own committee or group, please send to web@vancouverunitarians.ca
- Mary Bennett ucvconnect@gmail.com for Connect and Engage Team

Upcoming Online opportunities over Zoom

Virtual Coffee Hour - every Sunday 12 noon to 1 pm

Join others for our virtual coffee hour every Sunday 12 noon to 1 pm.
All members and friends are welcome to join. Watch our Sunday service and then join us for coffee. Visitors welcome.
if it's your first-time on zoom, please join 15 minutes early if you can.
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Virtual Coffee Hour  - every Sunday 12 noon to 1 pm

Friday Coffee Break with Kiersten

Friday Coffee Break with Kiersten
Work from home deserves a coffee break--and we all deserve to see each other! Family centered drop-in time for Parents. Kids and youth welcome--if you're able to login on a separate device from parents we can do break-out rooms!
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Book (and Poem and Video) Sharing via Zoom

Book, poem and video sharing discussion via zoom video conferencing every Wednesday 10 am – 11:30 am Pacific time
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Book (and Poem and Video) Sharing via Zoom

Why Use "Slack" Communication Tool?

Why Use "Slack" Communication Tool?
Struggling with the volume of emails you're getting? Wishing there was an easy way to share links and connect with UCV members on multiple topics in one place? In this zoom hour, Marie Witt, chair of communications, will be available to discuss why you should get Slack.
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Check in and Zoom Practice

Practice using Zoom with other Unitarians. Drop-ins welcome. Topics covered: mute on/off; video on/off; change name; chat (via text) to an individual or everyone; raising hand; thumbs up/clapping icons
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Check in and Zoom Practice

Steven's Tea-time Drop-in

Steven's Tea-time Drop-in
Drop-in each Wednesday between 3:00 and 4:30pm for a social gathering time hosted by Rev. Steven Epperson. It is a soul fulfilling thing to see each others faces in this time of physical distancing and isolation. Come check-in with each other, bring your joys, your challenges, your questions and insights, your whole selves.
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Genders and Sexualities Alliance Monthly Check-in

The UCV GSA is hosting a monthly check-in for Unitarians of any gender or sexuality. If you are not part of our regular group, please send an email to gsaucv@gmail.com in advance to introduce yourself and let us know a bit about why you'd like to join us. I would then add you to our email list and send the …
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Genders and Sexualities Alliance Monthly Check-in

News from our Website

Circle Dance - Together apart

Are you missing our circle dance gatherings? Our good friends Darlene and Frances put together a playlist of dances that are familiar to many in their Ladner Circle Dance Group. I danced "with" them on Friday night (as I do usually on the last Friday of each month). My contribution was putting together a youtube playlist. Dance instruction is (when …
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Circle Dance - Together apart

Music Circle with Tony Turner

Music Circle with Tony Turner
Join Tony Turner for a UU Music Circle: a way to connect and spend some time together on Sunday, Mar 29 at 3 p.m. (Pacific); we'll gather for about an hour to an hour and a half via Zoom (details below). Listeners and musicians are welcome. To contribute your musical skills, please fill in this short survey so that the …
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Send Video Greetings for Sundays

UCV is up and running with online Sunday worship service. The virtual video greetings from members and friends around metro-Vancouver were a welcoming and heartening part of the service and we want to keep it going!  For this week’s video (March 29) how about sharing “How IS everyone keeping busy?” Short and sweet—15 seconds max.  It’s a treat to see you and your families …
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Connect and Engage - Zoom Gatherings through UCVancouver

Connect and Engage - Zoom Gatherings through UCVancouver
The safest way for us to connect and engage at this time Send an email to ucvconnect@gmail.com to receive a summary of these events with links. This is where online UCV gatherings initiated by the Connect & Engage team (sub-committee of Membership Development) via zoom will be listed with who is invited and a link to the event. Scroll down …
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Worship Services will be live cast on
our youtube channel https://ucv.im/live

In Praise of Boredom

We hope the likes of this will never come again: socially distanced, self-isolated, and worried about family, colleagues, and finances in this virus-haunted, dear world of ours.  As well, we may have discovered that we (and our children!)—being cooped up, not going to work and school—have more time on our hands than we ever dreamed possible.  That may be a …
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In Praise of Boredom
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