Author: George Atherton

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 – every Sunday immediately following the service
https://ucv.im/give … How to donate from anywhere
https://ucv.im/events … The most frequently updated list of UCV events
https://ucv.im/sermons … A text-based archive of sermons – a virtual literature stall
https://ucv.im/core … An archive of core documents: board minutes, annual reports, …

This post fronts a shameless plug for the item next to last in the list: a link to a virtual literature stall (lit stall).

When you watch the livestreamed service at ucv.im/live on Sundays you are asked to have the online version of the current Order of Service at ucv.im/oos on view in another tab on your browser so you can follow along.

After the service, you can then go to that tab, scroll down to the list of community links, and click on the link to the virtual lit stall at ucv.im/sermons to view or download a copy of the prepared text for the sermon if the speaker has provided one.

 


The above is a lit stall post at ucv.im/2020-06-09ga first published on June 9, 2020. The featured image shows the cover of the Order of Service for the preceding Sunday.

You also can find this post at vancouverunitarians.ca/links. Please note that the date displayed with the post is the date of its latest update.

In the bulleted list below are the three latest posts tagged as lit stall posts.

If you haven’t read it already, please see the post about lit stall posts for more information.

About small groups posts

Posts tagged as small groups posts form an occasional series of items of interest to people involved with – or wanting to find out more about – one or more of the groups, committees, or teams listed in the documents linked to below.

Come here anytime to browse or download an online PDF of the List of UCV Groups and Gatherings, the list with its first page shown on the right. See also an online PDF of the Committee and Team Directory.* New versions of these PDF documents are published from time to time, and these links are then updated. The source document, a spreadsheet, is always up to date. To view it, click here.

Come here anytime as well to review the list of all posts tagged as small groups posts. Each entry includes a snippet view of the post.

See also the UCV website page Small Groups for its links to helpful offsite resources.

Find your way here from any page on the UCV website by entering “about small groups” in the search box on the right in the page header and clicking on the title you want when you see the search results.


*The two items used to be combined in a PDF titled Directory of UCV Small Groups & Committees/Teams, also known informally as the small groups directory.

Tracking down a past sermon

Are people talking about a great sermon you missed? Help is at hand. Read on.

The prepared texts of selected sermons are stored on the UCV website. Links to those before 2018 are here. Links to more recent ones are included in descriptions of past services.

If the website doesn’t have the one you want – or if it isn’t easy to find out if it does – speak to whoever is staffing the literature stall (the lit stall) in Hewett Centre after the service.

(Not while the coronavirus is a thing, obviously, so please email me instead.) note added 2020-04-02

An archive of digital versions backs up all print copies of prepared texts of sermons the lit stall distributes. Lit stall staff can help you track down a back copy even if it’s out of print.

If you’d like to know more about any of this, please email me.


The above is a lit stall post. In the bulleted list below are the three latest posts with that tag.

If you haven’t read it already, please see the post about lit stall posts for more information.

How to get help with how to use Breeze

This post complements the one John Henderson published yesterday: Breeze Usage Instructions. It doubles as a plug for the post about a bang command for UCV on DuckDuckGo, which is how to find out about anything that may be covered on the UCV website.

“how to use Breeze” —John Henderson (!ucv)

click on the links in parentheses above and below

see also – thanks again to John – “how to use the UCV website” (!ucv)


DuckDuckGo bang commands (!?) link to search results for words they follow when the commands are in parentheses, for words they precede when they are not​, as here​: !ucv bang command

Rev. Christine Boyle: Who is my neighbour?

Rev. Christine Boyle at Canadian Memorial Church on the TV character Mister Rogers

Rev. Boyle spoke at UCV the previous Sunday. See the Past Services post “Won’t you be my neighbour?” on this website. If you need help with tracking down a copy of the prepared text for this or any other UCV sermon, see the post on tracking down a past sermon.

 


The above is a literature stall (lit stall) post. In the bulleted list below are the three latest posts with that tag.

If you haven’t read it already, please see the post about lit stall posts for more information. If you’d like to know more about any of this, please email me.

Thursday morning ping-pong

A small group (!ucv) gets together in Hitschmanova every Thursday morning for an informal ping-pong session. If you’d like to express an interest in joining this ping-pong group or another one, you can do so here.


notes and links

DuckDuckGo bang commands (!?) link to search results for words they follow when the commands are in parentheses, for words they precede when they are not

!? the rules of table tennis – miscellany on posthaven

Preview: Art for Refugees on Twitter

Art for Refugees is a silent auction of artwork by Karen Brumelle with all proceeds to the refugee committee. The art is on display in the Fireside room from December 1 to 22.

Preview: Art for Refugees (@UnitarianUCV) – click on that link to see tweets with images of art for sale in the silent auction. (You do not need a Twitter account for this.) Twitter may crop images, so always click on an image displayed with a tweet to be sure you see all of it.

The image featured in this post is displayed with this tweet.

An image of another painting in the silent auction is displayed with this tweet.

And you can scroll through all such tweets to preview some of the art on sale in Fireside.

Come view the actual artwork and write your first bids when the exhibit opens on December 1.

You can review bids and bid or rebid on any day. Bidding closes at 12:15 pm on December 22.

Support the wonderful work of the refugee committee – get some art for yourself or as a gift.

 


notes and links

featured image from silent auction

artist’s website: brumelleart.com

in these notes, DuckDuckGo bang commands (!?) link to search results for words they follow when the commands are in parentheses, for words they precede when they are not:

!ucv refugee committee / a search on the UCV website

!tw “Art for Refugees” (@UnitarianUCV) / a search on Twitter

the Merriam-Webster definition of a silent auction (!mw) notwithstanding, the written bids in Art for Refugees are not sealed but displayed with the art

A silent auction: Art for Refugees

Art for Refugees is a silent auction of artwork by Karen Brumelle with all proceeds to the refugee committee. The art is on display in the Fireside room from December 1 to 22.

Come view the artwork and write your first bids when the exhibit opens on December 1.

You can review bids and bid or rebid on any day. Bidding closes at 12:15 pm on December 22.

Support the wonderful work of the refugee committee – get some art for yourself or as a gift.

Preview: Art for Refugees (@UnitarianUCV) – click on that link to see tweets with images of art for sale in the silent auction. (You do not need a Twitter account for this.)

 


notes and links

featured image from silent auction

artist’s website: brumelleart.com

in these notes, DuckDuckGo bang commands (!?) link to search results for words they follow when the commands are in parentheses, for words they precede when they are not:

!ucv refugee committee / a search on the UCV website

!tw “Art for Refugees” (@UnitarianUCV) / a search on Twitter

the Merriam-Webster definition of a silent auction (!mw) notwithstanding, the written bids in Art for Refugees are not sealed but displayed with the art