Connect and Engage
Our Community meets in small groups and large
Our active community offers a variety of interesting opportunities to meet people, share an interest, or to make a difference in the community.
News About Neighbourhood Groups
- UCV Directory of Small Groups and Committees
- UCV Neighbourhood Groups – Update
- Thanks for the Neighbourhood Small Grant
Upcoming neighbourhood group events
Tue, Jun 2, 2020
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
|UCV Neighbourhood Groups Monthly Tuesday Night Zoom Chat|
Our neighbourhood groups facilitate connections among Unitarians who live near each other.
Online neighbourhood group chat
So important at this time to maintain or build connections, so we’ve set up Neighbourhood group zoom chats and hope you’ll join the neighbourhood group email list to connect with your UCV neighbours.
Click here to see upcoming gatherings and instructions. https://vancouverunitarians.ca/zoom-gatherings/
You’ll see on the Neighbourhood group Zoom chat list the names of the breakout room groups and who your facilitator will be.
We meet as a whole group for a brief checkin and then break out into neighbourhoods. Depending on how many people are on the “neighbourhoods” may be a large area.
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Neighbourhoods: Fairview/False Creek/South Cambie
Email group: fairview-unitarians
Contact Vivian Davidson to find out what's happening and offer your suggestions.
Contacts: Nan Gregory, Jeannie Corsi
Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano, West Point Grey, Dunbar, Kerrisdale etc.
Westside Unitarians (click for our googlegroup) Kits-ish people and those further south (Kerrisdale and Dunbar) and west (West Point Grey) are also welcome to join us. This group met for the first time in December, 2018, and has decided on a monthly gathering on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Thanks to Jeannie for hosting and Sheila for managing the RSVP's. maximum 15 people. Eva has initiated a monthly covenant group for Kits residents (full now). Mary sends out a spontaneous invitation for theatre or a dinner out on a fairly regular basis..
Neighbourhoods: Grandview-Woodlands; Riley Park; Killarney
Contacts: Paul Prescod, Mairy Beam
Email group: East Vancouver
We have quite a few members in this area so delighted they had their first potluck in 2018. If you'd like to host a gathering, send a note or just announce it on the email list. Remember: Neighbours sometimes just invite a neighbour to drop in or meet for coffee. So while we anticipate that most gatherings will be planned a week or more in advance; other events might be as spontaneous as someone posting something they're attending and offering to meet up or possibly share a ride.
New Westminster/Burnaby/Beyond to the East
Neighbourhoods: New Westminster, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Mission
Contacts: Mary Lage, Rob Dainow
Email group: New Westminster
- includes some Beacon members who have/had connections with UCV. Cheryl and Rob hosted a gathering last March. The group might also take on coordinating a Movable Feast at a restaurant near the New West skytrain station.
Richmond/Delta/South Vancouver/Beyond to the South
Neighbourhoods: Marpole; Oakridge; Sunset-Fraserview; Richmond, Delta, Surrey
Contacts: Kiersten Moore
West End/Yaletown/North/West Van
Neighbourhoods: West End, Yaletown, Strathcona; North and West Vancouver
Contacts: Cathy Sevcik
Virtual Coffee Hour
After watching the service on youtube, wander over to zoom to see who's in the coffee room.
join the Virtual coffee hour Sermon Discussion breakout room every Sunday.
If you'd like to propose a specific topic or invite a particular group to a breakout room any time between 12 and 1:30 on Sunday, just contact Mary at email@example.com.
Potluck Book, Poem and Video Club
Weekly on Wednesday mornings on zoom.
Sunday Book Club
2nd Sunday of each month. Contact Rob Dainow
We've had a once-a-month in-person computech help room at UCV. For now, we're online.
Zoom Check-in and Practice
Thursdays at 2 pm.
Zoom Learning Time - Share your expertise, experience and enthusiasm - Fridays @4pm
You could do a very short (5 minutes) or longer (half an hour) talk or demonstration and then invite us for Q & A or responses. Doesn't have to be long or fancy.
Several covenant groups are now meeting via zoom or through phone and email contact
Our congregation has several small groups focused on gender discussions
Contact Sheila to join or start a new group.
Contact Rob Dainow about men's groups activities and opportunities
Genders and Sexualities Alliance
This group meets on an irregular basis, usually around a choir concert, film screening or potluck dinner. For now we are meeting via zoom on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Practice Groups. Contact Nancy B
In normal times, restaurant meals, potluck dinners and lunch at UCV are always popular. For now, we might have dinner together alone - wine tastings? making pizzas together?
Contact Kiersten about Messy Church options
About Us - Connect & Engage team
This page is brought to you by the Connect & Engage Team, a sub-team of our Membership Committee, who help new members during their first few years get connected with satisfying and inspiring connections and volunteer participation in the congregation. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions, please approach any one of the team members or send an email.