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Greetings Unitarian Friends!

I hope you are all enjoying a safe and relaxing summer so far.
Some news: Rev. Lara Cowtan has arrived! Huge thanks to Katherine Roback and Leslie Hill for leaving a vase of flowers at her new home along with a bottle of wine, a card, and some basic food essentials.


The UCV Board is hosting a “Welcome Rev. Lara” garden party next week (invitations unfortunately limited due to Covid), and the Welcome Team is setting up individual zoom and socially distanced meetings between Committee Chairs and Rev. Cowtan.

We all want to know when we can worship together again. Well, the Emergency Team has discussed this and remains committed to keeping services online indefinitely, and will let the congregation know when partial live attendance is deemed safe again.

The Board Executive continues to meet and keep the business of the Church moving forward, and staff are working in a safe and socially distanced manner with masks when appropriate. A new long-term tenant may be moving into our basement soon - more anon!

Also, UCV hosted a very successful Harry Potter Camp in July; huge thanks to Kiersten Moore for that! The Board as a whole will be meeting again in August.

That is my update for now. Looking forward to seeing you all again, online or in person. Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions or concerns.


Stay well,
Diane Brown
UCV Board President.
Diane
Live Services are streamed every Sunday at 11:00am at ucv.im/live
Our Order of Service is posted at ucv.im/oos
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NEW! We've Changed the way we manage our older services on YouTube
In order to protect participants privacy, and to navigate copyright concerns with music, art and writing in our services, we have decided on a new protocol. If you've ever asked yourself "where can I see older online services?" you'll want to read this post!
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The Reconciliation Working Group is Looking For Members! We are currently looking for one or two members with strong facilitation skills and a willingness to be part of a THRGG orientation process. Join us and be part of a facilitation and planning team. Young adults welcome! Read More

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Easily Record and Submit a Sunday Greeting With One Click!
Each Sunday, we play pre-recorded greetings from members during the live stream.
Now you can record your own greeting with just one click from our website!
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Our Covid-19 Go-Slowly-Forward Plan is Out Now
Please review the latest COVID-19 plan and policy for Summer 2020. We will begin to open the campus for limited, pre-scheduled gatherings this summer!
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Calling All Tech Savvy UUs! For services to continue to be virtual, we need to train some more members to learn how to produce and broadcast Sunday services Anyone interested in helping with technology
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Youth and Children’s RE Volunteers Needed!! Caring, curious, interested adult facilitators are needed for children and youth groups. Help children create friendships, explore big questions, engage in social justice, be seen and heard, grow spiritually, and be nurtured. This could be you! Read More
To stay updated on all important announcements, please bookmark ucv.im/announcements
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UCV Community Links and a Virtual Literature Stall

In this time of COVID-19 we need to use UCV community links even more than usual. The weekly Order of Service now includes a list of links like the one here. https://ucv.im/live … Livestream link for Sunday church services (active at 10:55am every Sunday) https://ucv.im/oos … An online version of the current Order of Service https://ucv.im/coffee … Virtual coffee hour …

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Reflections on Plastic-Free July from UCV Zero Waste

You may have heard of the initiative "Plastic-Free July." It is a global movement and a challenge to reduce plastic waste. UCV Members reflect on July and the challenges of trying to remain committed to plastic-free and waste-free lifestyles during the pandemic

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Reflections on Plastic-Free July from UCV Zero Waste

CUC Regional & National Gatherings - Save these November dates!

Save the Dates for Regional and National Virtual Gathering! The CUC, in conjunction with our various regions, is planning an online regional and national fall gathering the weekend of November 13- 15 and we want you to attend! …

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Report from Harry Potter Camp 2020

The Hogwarts Camp was a great success this year. We asked participants to let us know what their favorite parts were so it could be shared with the whole congregation! Below is a detailed account of the fun from one of our youth members. If you are interested in helping volunteer with Youth programming, please check …

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Family Zoom - Join Any Sunday at Noon!

Although many children's programs (and Kiersten!) are on vacation right now, there's now a team to make sure there's a kid-focused space during coffee hour every Sunday as a breakout room during virtual coffee hour.

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GSA Film Night!
August 6, 2020
7:30pm - 9:30pm

The UCV GSA is hosting a monthly check-in and film discussion for Unitarians of any gender or sexuality.

For August we are watching The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.
We have informal check in starting at 7:30 pm and then start a Netflix party at 8 pm.
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Feminist Book Club Across Canada
August 9, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm

CUUWA Feminist Book Club meets monthly via zoom on the 2nd Sunday at 4 pm Pacific time.

CUUWA is a UU women’s organization with specific goals: to raise awareness about women’s history, rituals, and perspectives, through training, communication, celebration and many resources.
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Vegan Cooking - Desserts
August 12, 2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm

We continue the plant-based discussion this month with vegan sweets.

This will be a one-hour zoom cooking conversation with Denise Swanson.

Please preregister by visiting the link below

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For a full list of Upcoming Events, please bookmark ucv.im/events
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Connect and Engage - Online!
Did you know there is a committee dedicated to fostering connections among new Unitarians who have joined in the last 5 years? The Connect and Engage Committee hosts ongoing community-building events online! See All Upcoming Events
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Children, Youth, and Families Online!
Children, Youth, and Families have many events and regular meet-ups online! Check out their page to learn more about our religious education programs See All Upcoming Events

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