Vancouver Unitarians
May, 30 2020
Participants at UK 2020 Conference
Photo above: Keith Wilkinson attended the keynote speech zoomed out from the UK Unitarians. More posts about the annual conference on our website.

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Here's some music appropriate for these times.
Keith and I were both struck by this song when we were introduced to Mamuse at the Closing Worship of UK Unitarians.
We shall be known by the company we keep
By the ones who circle round to tend these fires
We shall be known by the ones who sow and reap
The seeds of change, alive from deep within the earth
It is time now, it is time now that we thrive
It is time we lead ourselves into the well
It is time now, and what a time to be alive
In this Great Turning we shall learn to lead in love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYdAtTEM5ag
Full lyrics here: https://songsforthegreatturning.net/going-forth/we-shall-be-known-by-the-company-we-keep/
Do watch our UCV 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

Feminist Books - Share a poem by a (Canadian) woman

from Jo-Anne Elder-Gomes for the Canadian UU Women's Association.
Please bring your favourite poems by women (preferably Canadian women) about spring, hope, liberation or other themes to hearten us as we go through this difficult time.
People are welcome to contact Jo-Anne at eldergomes@yahoo.com or by private message on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CANUUWA to get the link.
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Feminist Books - Share a poem by a (Canadian) woman

Virtual Coffee Hour - The experiment continues

Virtual Coffee Hour  - The experiment continues
This week's options: Family Chat (facilitator: Nan Gregory); Book Group (The Alice Network) 12:30-2 pm (facilitator: Rob Dainow), Zoom Practice and Etiquette 12-12:30 (Erin Moulding) and, as usual, a sermon discussion group and a "chat" room for those who simply want to talk with a few others. Unless you voice or, better yet, send via chat or even rename yourself …
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UCV Neighbourhood Groups Tuesday Night Zoom Chat

We encourage you to sing, applaud, drum or bang pots at 7 pm and join in at 7:30 pm. Erin Moulding will be on at 7:15. If you'd like an intro to zoom practice, sign in early and Erin will give you assistance. 
After people sign on, we'll have a whole group introduction and then break into neighbourhood groups where someone from your neighbourhood will facilitate a discussion often using the Quarantine Questions.
Each smaller group will have 3 to 6 participants. 
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UCV Neighbourhood Groups Tuesday Night Zoom Chat

News from our Website

Cultural resources online for staying at home in these times

Cultural Reources Online (UCV) This is a list of culture links to explore to keep occupied while staying at home in these times. If you have a (one) favourite of your own, please send it to ucv-culture-online@googlegroups.com Art & Architecture • Art Gallery Virtual Tours https://www.timeout.com/travel/virtual-museum-tours • Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy https://www.virtualuffizi.com/map-%26-virtual-tour.html Children's Activities • Free Children’s Books …
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Your GSA invites you to a Netflix party - Thursday April 16 7 pm

Netflix Watch Party: 'Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6171960/ Several of us (Debra,Kiersten and Mary) on the UCV Genders and Sexualities Alliance will be online watching this film. We may be able to have the chat just for our group and friends. Here's the information from the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. You’re invited to the Vancouver Queer Film Festival’s first …
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Your GSA invites you to a Netflix party - Thursday April 16 7 pm

Walk with me by Kathy Sayers

Walk with me by Kathy Sayers
“What if we took a virtual walk,” I asked? After all when you go for a walk you are side-by-side, not actually looking at each other.
It works like this: each of us walks in our own neighbourhood and we chat by phone as we walk. We have wonderful ranging conversations like we used to have when we saw each other. She also describes the experience she’s seeing: “I’ve made it to the beach now and the water is utterly beautiful today, like glass.” I describe the cherry trees coming into bloom and two lone dandelions that I would never notice in summer but look beautiful when there are no other flowers on a lawn.
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Do you want to know a secret? A tip from Christian

Many UCV'ers are concerned about privacy and security of information right now. Did you know we have PIPA officers? To find out what PIPA is and who to contact click https://safenote.co/r/5e91f46cd4dd05@11333110 Christian (one of our techie support folk) recommends https://safenote.co/ if you need to send someone confidential information such as a password or private zoom link. The program allows you …
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Do you want to know a secret? A tip from Christian

Poems by Canadian women - share a favorite and reflect on others

Poems by Canadian women  - share a favorite and reflect on others
This Sunday, given the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jo-Anne has suggested we use the time to talk, read/listen to poetry and ask reflective questions, rather than discuss a book selection. She has invited us to bring our favourite poems by women (preferably Canadian women) about spring, hope, liberation or other themes that may hearten us as we go through this difficult time. Sounds very nurturing and sustaining to me! So I am all in, and it would be very nice to see a few more local faces as well! from Debra Sutherland
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Connect and Engage - Zoom Gatherings through UCVancouver

This is where online UCV gatherings initiated by the Connect & Engage team (sub-committee of Membership Development) via zoom are listed and updated. Some gatherings are for specific groups such as our current covenant groups and men's and women's groups; others for all Unitarians--including our friends across the country. All of these sessions coordinated by the Connect & Engage team …
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Connect and Engage - Zoom Gatherings through UCVancouver

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.

Emily Carr: An Easter Pageant

Emily Carr’s extraordinary story and art make for a fine way to celebrate the themes of Easter. We’re going to try a grand experiment: pre-recording scenes of the pageant acted by UCV congregants and families from different locations and then stitching them together with original music and Carr’s glorious artwork. Join us for this home-made Easter celebration.
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