Author Archives: Mary Bennett

Privilege Through an NVC Lens

Invite to a CUUWA Event

Monday, August 20th at noon
The Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association (CUUWA) is sponsoring a free online presentation, and we’re all invited!
Presented by Catherine Strickland, a Non Violent Communication (NVC) practitioner, this session will apply the NVC lens to privilege … read more.

Our Gardens Are Growing

Yesterday I’d harvested a lot of leaf lettuce–some to give away and some to make a salad for the annual Environment team potluck and yearly planning.

I’d created a bowl full and put out with some parsley and green onions and zucchini for people to take.

Just … read more.

Paganism 101 To Be Offered Starting September

The Paganism 101 curriculum will be offered, one session each month, starting on the 4th Tuesday of September and going until June, 2019. Louise Bunn was one of the co-creators of this curriculum. The group of four who comprise UCV’s Earth Spirit Council will rotate … read more.

Patrick Dubois

Patrick Dubois is a Juno-nominated performer/composer and member (and former Treasurer) of UCV who has provided music for several services including the annual Fire Communion in late December/early January.

Prepare for Pride

We’re preparing for pride. The Vancouver parade is Sunday August 5th.

UCV is showing our colours. We’ll hang a rainbow flag outside and paint rocks in rainbow colours.

Perhaps we’ll decide to re-certify as a “Welcoming Congregation” or offer the “Living the Welcoming Congregation” program.

Contact sharingucv@gmail.com if … read more.

OWL – Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

Outreach Opportunities Fund Recipient

The Outreach Opportunities Fund will be collecting for the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) from June to September. OWL is a non-profit organization whose staff and volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and
release of injured and orphaned raptors.

A portion of … read more.

Our Library Has Pride

Our library has the following books touching on LGBTQ2S themes.

Photo shows Barb Taylor, Jean Stanton and Aphrodite Harris, some of our volunteer library committee members.

“Gay Men and Women Who Enriched the World” by Thomas Cowan
“There’s Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You” edited by … read more.

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.