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January 2021 In the Interim

We did it!  2020 is now in the rear-view mirror, hindsight, so to speak. A new year doesn’t erase the old year, nor do things change with the flipping of the calendar page, yet it does feel as if we are closing one book and opening another. It would take many books to catalogue and explore all that has happened …

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January 2021 In the Interim

Note from the Board Chair - Jan 1, 2021

Note from the Board Chair - Jan 1, 2021
Dear Unitarian friends, I hope you had a rejuvenating winter break. It is a new year, a fresh start, and a lot of exciting work lies ahead. I have two invitations for you to consider in the coming weeks which both further the mission and the vision of our church. Because we as Unitarians are committed to creating a more …

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Imagination Month for Kids and Families

Kiersten is currently on a well-deserved break. As she puts it, "I've put down every ball I had up in the air." So here are some ideas and invitations to be part of our various programs for kids, youth and families. And first a chalice lighting for this month: May the light of this chalice, spark our imaginations. May it …

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Imagination Month for Kids and Families

Upcoming Events

Zoom Practice - Every 1st Tuesday

Practice using Zoom with other Unitarians. Drop-ins welcome. Topics covered: mute on/off; video on/off; change name; chat (via text) to an individual or everyone; raising hand; thumbs up/clapping icons

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Zoom Practice - Every 1st Tuesday

Soul Matters Sharing Circle

Soul Matters Sharing Circle
Join other UCV folk for a monthly Tuesday evening chat Start 2021 off right by connecting in with your community and, perhaps, meeting some new friends. We use the monthly questions from the Soul Matters package for conversing within our neighbourhood groups. This month, come and share your imagination with others! Themes can be found here: https://www.soulmatterssharingcircle.com/themes.html The package will …

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Imbolc Earth Spirit Circle Celebration

We will celebrate Imbolc/Candlemas and perhaps even Groundhog Day! We'll welcome the Celtic goddess Brigid into our space and our lives. Kitsilano Earth Spirit Circle (Mary Bennett) and the UCV Earth Spirit Council (Mairy Beam) are coordinating this ritual. There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.              There is a void …

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Imbolc Earth Spirit Circle Celebration

Irreparable Harm?

Irreparable Harm?
This Wednesday, we are delighted to have a discussion with playwright Mairy Beam with scenes by actors Karl Perrin and Vivian Davidson.  Mairy is an arrestee and defendant found guilty and sentenced for breaking the TransMountain Expansion (TMX) injunction against activists resisting pipeline construction.   Irreparable Harm?, a docudrama of the journey of the TMX arrestees through the BC Supreme Court, was produced …

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Second Sunday Book Group

All are welcome at this monthly book group meeting. We read and discuss a wide range of books, all chosen by book group members. We will meet ONLINE after the service on January 10, 2021 to discuss the New York Times bestselling novel, My Name is Lucy Barton, the story of a writer reckoning with the legacy of a scarred …

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News from our Website

January, 2021 – Imagining The Future For UCV

We are travelling the “road ahead”, our ministerial transition. We have made great progress on our first developmental/transition task, “Coming to terms with history”, and we continue to build our history wall. Please visit or revisit UCV Stories to discover our past and to add your own memories and stories. We begin our second transition task this month - “Discovering …

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January, 2021 – Imagining The Future For UCV

Food Security, Youth, and UCV

youth resource center, inviting row of computers facing onto an open kitchen and dining area
The Robert and Anna Koerner Community Fund, managed by Vancouver Unitarians, has made a donation of $12,000 to the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) towards a food security program. BYRC is a one-stop youth space that provides a wide range of social, health, education, employment, and life skills services to youth. The food security program focuses on food justice and …

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Congregational Administrator Job Posting

Our congregation is seeking a Congregational Administrator, an important leadership position that links the administrative staff of the congregation with the Board of Trustees as well as the volunteer committees and the members of the congregation.  We are looking for someone who shares our values, who is very good with people, who is tech savvy, well- organized, and able to …

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Congregational Administrator Job Posting

A Victory in the Discovery Islands for Wild Salmon

A Victory in the Discovery Islands for Wild Salmon
Good News from the Wild Salmon Action Team. The Trudeau government will phase out licences for fish farms in the the Discover Islands by 2022 Photo Caption: Drummers lead by Eddie Gardner from the Wild Salmon Defence Alliance joined with the UCV Wild Salmon Action Team to engage in street theatre outside the offices of the DFO in downtown Vancouver. …

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Have you noticed – The Swamp Has Been Cleared!

Yes, it is true. Take a look at the entrance to the pre-school. Impressive new flagstones and underneath, a new drainage system. And no more alligator sightings! We also have new tenants, Vancouver Child Study Centre which precipitated major upgrades in the pre-school area of Hewett Centre and the Memorial Society (founded here at the church) is now renting from us. …

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Have you noticed – The Swamp Has Been Cleared!
Worship Services are livestreamed at https://ucv.im/live
go to ucv.im/oos to follow along with the order of service
After the service, switch over to zoom for our Virtual Coffee hour at ucv.im/coffee
The link and any needed instructions will appear on your screen.
If you miss a service, just go to our youtube channel
For other upcoming worship services go to:
https://vancouverunitarians.ca/worship-service/future-worship-services/

This Sunday

Back to the Future

Leaving 2020 behind and moving ahead into a new year filled with possibilities and hope. Anything could happen! Just imagine! Order of Service

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Back to the Future
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