Steven Tribute Booklet and Final Service Video

On June 21st, Steven delivered his final sermon at UCV and we presented him with this tribute booklet. You can read and download tribute booklet below and watch a short video below with clips of his final service.

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Reconciliation Working Group

The Reconciliation Working Group is an active sub-group fo the Social Justice Committee.
The group is continuing to work on how we acknowledge the Indigenous territories our UCV campus is on. We hope to offer learning opportunities related to Indigenous issues including the CUC’s Truth, Healing, … read more.

Aw, Canada! Canada Day 2020 – with UCV’s Patrick Dubois

Images – screenshots from YouTube

Canada Day 2020…

2020 Jul 1st
Wednesday
Click for UCV’s Patrick Dubois’ Musical Tribute for Canada Day 2020!

But alas! Canada Day still has the taint of past and current colonial injustices. What can we, as Canadian Unitarians, do to help make … read more.

Can You Identify Scam Emails?

COVID-19 has given rise to new online scam attempts that target vulnerable people and seniors. We have seen an increase of scam emails pop up within our own community and we want to ensure that congregants feel safe to engage online at this time.

There are … read more.

UCV COVID-19 Go-Slowly-Forward Plan

Unitarian Church of Vancouver Coronavirus
(COVID-19) Policy

In this Coronavirus (COVID-19) policy, you’ll find our go-slowly-forward plan and all essential guidelines staff and congregants must follow for Summer 2020.

Policy brief & purpose

Our UCV policy includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of … read more.

Anti-Racism Resources

In recent days, we have witnessed a surge of public response in support of Black Lives Matter as well as a call to uplift and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of lives that are continually devalued in racist systems. As Unitarians, we are committed … read more.

In Memoriam – Reverend Andrew Backus

Rev Dr Andrew Backus died on 22 Jan 2020 at the age of 75. Many Vancouver Unitarians will remember Andy as UCV’s interim minister from 2000 to 2002, just before Rev Dr Steven Epperson began his ministry at UCV.

A memorial service for Rev Backus was … read more.

Virtual UUA General Assembly: 24-28 June 2020

When they attend in person, many Canadian Unitarians find the very large Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assemblies (GAs) to be inspiring and comforting. This year, in virtual mode, UUA’s GA promises to be something quite different!

The UUA lists 11 events that will be live … read more.

Many-Suns do not penetrate the darkness -Daphne-Naegele-1989

Two poems for Steven

Some of you have asked about the poems I read for Steven’s final service, so here they are in print.

As some have remarked, it’s ironic that the poem of welcome from 2002 seems more complete now in 2020 when Steven has departed. Only now … read more.

Stories from Past and Present Enviro Team Members: OSFM

In 2012, the Vancouver Unitarians put on the Oak Street Farmers’ Market (OSFM), the first all-organic farmers’ market in the city.

Connect and engage through Zoom

The first week of each month has two special zoom gatherings.

Join us on the first Wednesday for the GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance) film discussion. We share what we’ve been watching. This month Jeffrey Marsh’s TED talk or youtube videos and Hannah Gadsby’s new … read more.

Stories from Past and Present Enviro Team Members: Burns Bog

Karl Perrin, longtime activist, explains why Burns Bog is so important and how the Burns Bog Pilgrimage started

Stories from Past and Present Enviro Team Members: Early Days

Environment Committee members recall how the group was started

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 ones below are copied from a page in the Order of Service for last week, the featured image for this … read more.

Outreach Opportunities Fund New Recipient: Burns Bog

Our Outreach Opportunities Fund recipient for the June-Sept 2020 period is the Burns Bog Conservation Foundation, which was set up in 2002 as an endowment fund for the Burns Bog Conservation Society. Burns Bog is a globally unique ecosystem functioning as … read more.