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Dearest members and friends,

June will be a big month at UCV with celebrations of the incredible nineteen-year tenure of our beloved spiritual leader, Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson. There are a few notable events planned. This Sunday, May 31st, our worship service will feature an "Ask Steven (Almost) Anything" Q & A. Visit this link for more information. Steven will give his final UCV Sermon on June 21st, 2020. See the Announcements section below to submit writing and photographs to be included in a special tribute.

We are also continuing to navigate the changing landscape of our Unitarian community lives and finding new meanings of togetherness while we show care by staying apart. More than ever, technology is playing a role in our social experience. Check out the latest stories to see how YoUUth programming and other events will be reimagined throughout the summer.

Sending you all wellness and peace,
UCV Communications Committee
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Live Services are streamed every Sunday at 11:00am at ucv.im/live
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Looking For Submissions - Tribute to Steven!
We are currently looking for short written submissions and photographs to use in our tribute to Steven. Deadline for submissions: Monday, June 15 at 10:00 am
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Purchase Steven's Book of Sermons (Shipping Available!)
To mark this, his final year as minister, the congregation have created a book for Steven Epperson. It contains a selection of sermons from the more than 300 Steven has delivered over his 17 years at UCV. The cost is $30.00 including shipping. Order a Copy
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Hogwarts West July 20-24–Registration Open!
Students (ages 8-12+) who attend Harry Potter camp participate in living theatre to form a chapter of Dumbledore’s Army. We create a week of living theatre, social justice, and a unique summer camp experience for Vancouver children and youth.
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Covid-19 Update from the Board
The campus will remain closed for all of June. The Emergency Response Team and Board are reviewing all provincial guidelines and developing our UCV Go-Slowly-Forward Plan to determine what, if any, campus activities may go ahead this summer.
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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

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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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To stay updated on all important announcements, please bookmark ucv.im/announcements
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The Interim Minister Search Has Been Completed!

The interim minister search has been completed! Our Interim Minister will be Rev. Lara Cowtan from Winnipeg, and she is thrilled to begin her tenure here with us on August 1st, and leading our services starting in Sept. A greeting from her will be coming this summer. The selection process has entailed a surprising amount of work, the largest portion of which has fallen to Leslie Hill, the committee's chair...
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The Interim Minister Search Has Been Completed!

YoUUth Summer Virtual Adventure

This is of particular note to Unitarian/UU youth entering grades 6-12, their parents, and advisors. We want your input! Unitarian youth in BC have historically been very connected to the UU youth in the Pacific Northwest Region of the United States. Although there is an international border, geographically we are much closer to the many congregations in Washington and Oregon …
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YoUUth Summer Virtual Adventure

UCV Supports "A Just Recovery For All"

The Unitarian Church of Vancouver has just joined an alliance of nearly 240 organizations that have come together to develop key principles for a “Just Recovery for All” from the COVID-19 pandemic. As governments begin to make plans for recovery, organizations are joining together to send a message that we cannot return to the old “normal”. Now is the time to imagine a better future. The principles …
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CUC May 2020 National Conference & AGM Highlights

The CUC National Conference saw hundreds of Unitarians from across the country coming together online to share in faith and community. Keith Wilkinson has put together a list of the wonderful highlights of this event. Visit the post for links to the recording documents and reflections on the event...
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CUC May 2020 National Conference & AGM Highlights
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To stay updated on our Latest Unitarian Stories, please bookmark ucv.im/stories
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UCV GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance) Film Discussion Group
June 3, 2020 7:15pm

On the 1st Wednesday of each month, watch and discuss LGBTQ+ themed films with other Unitarians online via Zoom! This month: Jeffrey Marsh and Hannah Gadsby.

ANY AND ALL genders and sexual orientations welcome.
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Important Board Online Forum in Lieu of the EGM
June 14, 2020 12:30pm

The forum will cover:
1. Proposed Budget
2. Interim Ministry Update
3. Redevelopment Update
4. Financial Sustainability Task Force Update

Join the Meeting by visiting ucv.im/forum on June 14th at 12:30pm.
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UCV’s Fourth Compassion Circle 2020
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2020
1st Session in June TBA

Join UCV’s Fourth Compassion Circle (practicing Compassionate Communication, CC) using the online course by Thom Bond.

Learn more about the course and register here
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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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