Author Archives: Mary Bennett

Herbal Tea from the Gardens

From World Labyrinth Day (May 2018), photo of Sandy serving her herbal teas to an enthusiastic group. Sandy makes a ginger-sugar syrup and uses a special apple mint for the tea.

Recipes for teas

From Sandy Riecken

Ginger syrup recipe – makes 1 litre/ quart

¼ cup cane sugar

3 … read more.

Herbs and Four Directions

Altar set up for a summer solstice celebration with noisemakers, colours and herbs representing the four directions/ elements.

In our earth spirit gatherings, we call the four directions (or elements)–a metaphor for bringing into our awareness various qualities that provide balance in our lives and relationships.

We … read more.

The Garden Path and Courtyard Labyrinths in June

Thanks to Keith Wilkinson for these photos of the labyrinths taken Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Courtyard Labyrinth Sunday morning.
We often paint rocks at GLAD, Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance.
Start from the doors that open from Hewett Centre. Walk on the grey to the centre and … read more.

World Circle Dance Day 2018

In July, we will join with circle dancers around the world to dance three “link-up” dances–one choreographed by Bernard Wosien, the founder of sacred circle dance; a traditional Greek dance and one choreographed by Gwen Peterdi, who organizes the Mexico Circle Dance event.

Here’s a link … read more.

Unitarians Protest Purchase of Pipeline

Unitarians, Rev. Debra Thorne and Janet Pivnik of Beacon Unitarian, wearing CUC T-shirts “INTERDEPENDENCE – LOVE – JUSTICE”, making happy protest of Federal Government buying Kinder Morgan at Science World Tuesday, May 29. Many UCV’ers also attended.

Watch House Unitarian Service

Many UCV folk went to Burnaby Mountain for the Unitarian Service near the Watch House on Burnaby Mountain. It was great  to be welcomed by Will George and the keepers of the Watch House  and have five of the lower mainland ministers share leadership of the … read more.

Want to Try Out Circle Dance?

Summer is a time for adventures and if you’re on a stay-cation or visiting Vancouver from elsewhere, we invite you to these gatherings especially for those who want to try out sacred circle dance, either for the first time or because you’d like to learn … read more.

A Weekend of Celebration

A Weekend of Celebration
On Friday, April 6th, the Vancouver Unitarians celebrated their first Passover Seder/Dinner in a long time bringing together 42 folks from across the lower Mainland.  The seder (or service) was brilliantly led by Rob Dainow, a self-declared JewNitarian.  … read more.

New Earth Spirituality Group

We celebrated May Day outdoors near the Oak Street boundary just north of the Kids’ fenced-in playground area. Seven of us very successfully wove in and out around the maypole and–bonus–we found a tall thin wooden branch that we’ll dust off and dance around by … read more.