Vancouver Unitarians
May, 30 2020
Galen Elliot Christian
Photo above: Galen Elfert, Elliot Dainow and Christian Malcolm - key members of our live-stream dream team.

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During these very unusual times, I'm sending this email weekly to everyone on our newsletter lists. The "monthly" list becomes "weekly" for now until things settle down. When we're back to offering in-person events, we'll likely revert to just one monthly general newsletter supplemented by specialized newsletters (earth spirit, social responsibility, arts and music, labyrinth etc). We'll be back to normal, but not for a while.
Zoom Issues - You may have heard about problems with Zoom and that Zoom is diligently working to fix some security issues. They now require "waiting room". We've been using that recently. When you sign in you will wait for a bit until the host admits you. They are also turning on passwords. For coffee hour, if you need a password try ucv (lower case). We are removing any direct zoom call links from our website and will be doing everything from our end to make it easy for you to access our zoom calls. I hope (!!) to see you tomorrow!
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.
- Mary Bennett ucvconnect@gmail.com for Connect and Engage Team

Upcoming Events

Virtual Coffee Hour - 5 choices for your conversational pleasure

This week you'll be invited to join small groups (approximately 5 people) with these options for topics: sermon discussion - share comments about today's service covid-19 check-in - share how you're adapting to the "new normal" music and choir - Erin Moulding will respond to questions about how we're doing music and choir at this time. CUC AGM delegates - …
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Virtual Coffee Hour  - 5 choices for your conversational pleasure

World Labyrinth Day - Walk as One at One

World Labyrinth Day - Walk as One at One
How can we walk our labyrinths for World Labyrinth Day this year? I welcome your ideas. In the meantime, I participated in an Online Finger Labyrinth Walk led by Lauren Artress. Artress was episcopal priest at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and is credited with being the main person to start the recent labyrinth movement. I was able to attend …
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WUNG meets weekly by zoom

Our active Westside Unitarian Neighbourhood Group (affectionately referred to as WUNG) meets weekly on zoom. usually a small group of folks who live west of Granville. ucv.im/westside-zoom We will likely return to a monthly in-person gathering of 12-15 people. The format of the zoom call may emerge. In the meantime it may be simply a check-in and chance to see …
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WUNG meets weekly by zoom

Second Sunday Book Group -- The Alice Network

Second Sunday Book Group -- The Alice Network
All are welcome at this monthly book group meeting. We read and discuss a wide range of books, all chosen by book group members. On April 12, 2020, we will discuss The Alice Network, by Kate Quin. This book is a fictional version of the little-known and inspirational real-life...
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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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Why Use "Slack" Communication Tool?

News from our Website

Slack Is Great! (Wait, What Is It?)

On Monday March 30th, I held a zoom meeting for anyone wanting to see why Slack is a great alternative to Google Groups and Microsoft Teams for our committee and small groups communications. I was joined by 13 attendees who were curious to find out the pros and cons to adopting a new communications method. For those who don't know, …
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Slack Is Great! (Wait, What Is It?)

Safe Zooming: Zoom tips for secure meetings

Safe Zooming: Zoom tips for secure meetings
Help the hosts of our zoom calls ensure security. Here are some things you can do. On your zoom account, put your own picture and a name that we would recognize, e.g. Jane and John Doe is better than JJ ipad. Make note of the zoom links somewhere safe. We will be removing links from the website, so keep a …
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Online Kids, Youth and Families

Children, Youth, and Parents: FUUN! We are putting in place some online connection times for children, tweens, youth, and parents. These times will stay consistent each week—drop-in any week to see familiar faces and new, connect and support each other in Unitarian fashion. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, still I would plant my …
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Online Kids, Youth and Families

Cross-Canada Unitarian Online Services

Cross-Canada Unitarian Online Services
Worship, Coffee Hours, Meditations, Multi-generational, Community Chats, Song... Last updated by Keith Wilkinson, Vancouver Unitarians, 4 Apr 2020 Left Saskatoon;  Right First Toronto  UU’s from across Canada may want to look in on what is happening at congregations in other communities. Following is a partial list of 18 Canadian UU congregations who are meeting electronically using zoom, YouTube, FaceBook and other …
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Vibrant UU global communities during a time of pandemic

Unitarian centres around the globe are switching to online services to continue worship and community engagement during the current coronavirus pandemic. In most cases, we’re interested in maintaining strong connection and support for people in our immediate geographic community, but we are also part of a global community. Outlined below are some of the many online services  currently available. In …
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Vibrant UU global communities during a time of pandemic

Worship Services are live-cast on
our youtube channel https://ucv.im/live

Click here for this week's order of service
After the service, switch over to zoom for our Virtual Coffee hour.
The link and any needed instructions will appear on your screen.

 Embracing Our Future

Can I just come out and say it? This is a pledge drive sermon. The challenge and glory of every Unitarian congregation is that we define, govern and finance ourselves. We know these are unprecedented, uncertain times. As well, we trust each other and trust that we have a future together as a congregation—no matter what (!)—dedicated to spiritual growth, the …
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 Embracing Our Future
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