UCV Mending Hour

Calling All Menders, Sewists, Knitters and Crafters!

The UCV Mending Hour is back on Zoom to help us get through the winter. This event is completely drop-in (no commitment necessary), and happens twice per month. Everyone and all skill levels are welcome! Sign-up below to get … read more.

Multigen Documentary History Club

Mary Bennett

Like many in the congregation I’ve been a big fan of the Encountering Our Ancestors worship services that Rev. Steven Epperson researched, wrote and directed over many years.

It was a very rich experience for me to research Dr. Sheilah Thompson’s “life and times” and … read more.

COVID-19 Notices from Our Minister and Board

COIVD-19 Update – November 19th, 2020

Following the Provincial Health Order of November 19th, 2020 we have made the following changes to our rental policy in effect until December 7, 2020:

Social gathering rentals for both Hewett Centre – Main Space and the Sanctuary must be … read more.

UCV Opposes the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

The Board has passed a motion to send the following letter, penned by John Boyle, to members of government in opposition of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.

Letter to Members of Government (see members listed below)

Re: Refuse permission for Roberts Bank Terminal 2

Dear Prime Minister … read more.

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 … read more.

Greeting Card Fundraiser for the UCV Refugee Fund

Refugee Greeting Card Fundraiser

Our Moral Priorities

Support COVID Relief in NE India – a Faithify Crowd Source Initiative.

This is an initiative sponsored by the International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women.

More details below…

The current COVID-19 pandemic and the on-going global climate crisis may leave us a bit bewildered about … read more.

Women’s Groups Update

Hello, As we’ve had some inquiries from women interested in joining a women’s group, I thought I’d put out a summary of what’s available and invite those of you currently in a women’s group to let me/us know if you’re willing to have new members.

The … read more.

Our UCV Congregational History Wall 

Overview of Our History Wall Project

Effective transition after a settled minister leaves starts with a collective review of how the congregation has been shaped and formed. It is a way to claim and honour our past, our major milestones and evolution and engage and honour … read more.

CUC Leaders Roundtables

4th Saturdays, monthly, 9 AM Pacific time

Report on the CUC Leaders Roundtable of 26 Sep 2020:

Seven UUs from Halifax, Huronia, Niagara, Lakehead, Calgary and Vancouver participated. We discussed space rental as a revenue source, rental rates, human resource consultants, staff reductions and expansions, zoom … read more.

Reassessing Canadian Foreign Policy

Reassessing Canadian Foreign Policy
Our UCV Board approved a motion that Vancouver Unitarians become a signatory to a national campaign calling for a fundamental reassessment of Canadian foreign policy. Our federal government is widely criticized for it’s continuing support for controversial mining companies, indifference to International treaties, … read more.

Starting Point: Small Circle Ministries

Starting this October, UCV is excited to be launching into weekly
online Starting Point small circle ministries.

We’ll follow along with the themes and stories Rev. Cowtan will be
using in her weekly sermons and bring new life to both UU theology and
history. This is … read more.

Staff Announcement from HR Committee

Aurora Eyolsfson, who has been the UCV Church Administrator for the past 3 years, has left our employment. During her time with us, Aurora brought to light how little UCV has been charging for rent of our spaces compared to both other churches and … read more.

Poems by Canadian women – share a favorite and reflect on others

This Sunday, given the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jo-Anne has suggested we use the time to talk, read/listen to poetry and ask reflective questions, rather than discuss a book selection. She has invited us to bring our favourite poems by women (preferably Canadian women) about spring, hope, liberation or other themes that may hearten us as we go through this difficult time. Sounds very nurturing and sustaining to me! So I am all in, and it would be very nice to see a few more local faces as well! from Debra Sutherland

Coming of Age Orientation night – One mentor’s perspective

To This I Give My Heart: Coming of Age Orientation

One mentor’s perspective

by Mary Bennett

Seven mentors and seven youth (mentees) gathered in Hewett Centre on Sunday, September 20th, most in person and another 4 via zoom, to begin a year-long journey of getting to know each … read more.