Earth Spirituality and Environment News

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

Welcome to February - as always "there's a lot that goes on around here" - here being UCV! hope to see you at some of these upcoming environment, reconciliation and/or earth spirituality events. I'll be at most if not all of them!

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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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Circle Dance: Spring Awakening

Come join hearts and hands together in community for celebration, fun, healing, spirit and peace.  It's been a long, wet winter. Signs of new life are all around: crocuses, daffodils are springing up from the earth and the days are getting longer.  We will dance in celebration of the return of spring and the awakening life it brings. Circle Dance (Sacred …
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Circle Dance: Spring Awakening

Celebrate Ostara - the spring equinox - with us

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, visiting 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 usually meet on the 3rd Tuesday and last Thursday of each month. …
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Messy Church Potluck Dinner with Candles for Imbolc

This event offers a relaxed, friend and family-centered, evening to get to know each other better. This month we're celebrating Imbolc/Candlemas by freshening up the sharing candles that are in our sanctuary every Sunday. Potluck dinner with activities for kids--All welcome. Check the Facebook Page for date specific themes. We have done Trivia Quiz night, CoffeeHouse talent shows, arts and …
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Messy Church Potluck Dinner with Candles for Imbolc

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?

Bruce McIvor

Bruce McIvor
Bruce McIvor attends UCV with his family. Dr. Bruce McIvor, Lawyer and Historian, Principal, First Peoples Law Corporation. Dr. Bruce McIvor is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation, a law firm dedicated to defending and advancing Aboriginal title, Aboriginal rights and Treaty rights. His work includes both litigation and negotiation on behalf of Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Bruce is dedicated to public education. He …
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SUNDAY SERVICES WITH AN EARTH SPIRIT THEME

Reflections on Reconciliation

Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada means different things to different people. Is it demonstrating compassion and understanding about the impact of colonialism on Indigenous peoples? Or is it about working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples on issues of justice and equity and developing relationships of respect and trust? Is reconciliation truly possible? What will it take? And …
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Reflections on Reconciliation

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. Seven women who were part of the Women's Spirituality Celebration and, along with a dozen or more others, met and walked it together in January. A discussion ensued that people would like the chance to walk it more often and share it with others as …
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Indoor Labyrinth Walking in Meditation Room

Snowdrops, Crocuses ... and more in our Living Labyrinth

Snowdrops, Crocuses ... and more in our Living Labyrinth
The snowdrops are just beginning to come up in our living labyrinth. (East/Fremlin Street side of the Unitarian Centre) The crocuses can't be far behind. Photo from March, 2017. Photo: Gail Stephan  More about our two labyrinths, click here. Watch for news about World Labyrinth Day at UCV. Check Event listings for theme and details. RSVP and questions - contact …
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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 - Buy Nothing Project: give, ask, gratitude

The Buy Nothing Project was started by two women in Washington State in July 2013. Since then it has grown. UCV member Mary Bennett is an administrator of the Buy Nothing Kitsilano group and has helped grow the group from 80 members to over 1000 in one year. There are almost 6000 members of the various Buy Nothing groups in …
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Forum - Buy Nothing Project: give, ask, gratitude

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

Birthday Party Fundraiser a Rousing Success!

Birthday Party Fundraiser a Rousing Success!
On a cold, rainy night in January, over 50 friends and family gathered in Hewett Hall to celebrate Tamiko Suzuki 's 60th birthday. After a moving welcome by Sto:lo elder and activist, Kwitsel, the evening turned raucous with parlour games. Guests were given coloured dots on their name tags to show how they were connected to Tamiko  (family, work, UCV, …
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