June is Pride Month

For June the UCV Genders and Sexualities Alliance will have an information table in the courtyard every Sunday after the service including information of the many Pride flags. We will also be recording videos for using in the services highlighting some of the flags.

Members of … read more.

President’s Message

It’s an honour to serve the congregation as president of the Board of Trustees. As per our Bylaws, the Board appointed myself as president and Leslie Hill as vice-president at the Board’s April 19th meeting following the resignation of Mary Bennett as president. Thank you … read more.

Our Names – A Brief History

What we call ourselves and where we worship have gone through a few name changes since our beginnings.  Some of our members and friends, supported by the Ministerial Transition Team want to review whether to retain our name of Unitarian Church of Vancouver or consider … read more.

Mobilizing Faith and Spirit for the Climate Crisis

Our next Climate Dialogue event will feature Dr. Fred Bass: “Some wisdom on the climate crisis: Jewish, Agnostic, Quaker, Buddhist”

Wed., May 11 at 7 p.m. 

Click here to load the stream in YouTube to join the chat.

Book your seat in the Sanctuary here: … read more.

Canvass season is underway: Make your 2022-2023 Pledge to keep UCV growing

Spring is here, the daffodils and forsythia are in bloom and once again we’re asking you to renew your financial contribution to UCV.

Through the last two challenging years, many congregations have dwindled. Thanks to your generosity and hard work, we’ve survived and become stronger.

As we … read more.

Vancouver Unitarians Hear Ministry of Just Transition Report from 2025

Fifty communities from across Canada participated in the March 12, 2022 Canada-wide Day of Action. The Ministry of Just Transition’s Press Conference was Vancouver’s event, held on the Vancouver Public Library plaza on West Georgia Street. Vancouver Unitarians were there.

The 2025 update from the … read more.

Women’s Poetry Group – Try us out during April, National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry month and our women’s meditative poetry group is celebrating by inviting all women and non-conforming genders to try us out.

We are an intimate little group, currently four regulars who live between Vancouver and Fredericton (although admittedly whole provinces are not represented!)

We … read more.

Update from the What Do We Call Ourselves task force

March 2022 Update from the What Do We Call Ourselves Task Force (WDWCO TF)

For decades there have been discussions about the name of our faith community, mainly revolving around the inclusion of the word ’Church‘ in our name – The Unitarian Church of Vancouver. It … read more.

Submit Your Nominations for the Ministerial Search Committee Selection Process

Information on Ministerial Search Committee Selection Process

Searching for a pastor is sacred work. In most traditions, the opportunity comes to only a few, and then only once in a lifetime of faithful membership” – Albon.org

UCV is now in the second of three years of transition time … read more.

The Butterflyway Project – May Update

May 14, 2022 Butterflyway Update

Saturday, May 21 – Bee Day at Maplewood Flats/Wild Bird Trust Email if you’d like to meet up. You need to book a ticket

https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/wild-bird-trust-of-british-columbia-15382019658

APRIL 22 – JUNE 6, 2022  Coast Salish Plant Exhibition: Celebrating Indigenous Ecosystems at Maplewood Flats

Wednesday … read more.

Defending the interconnected web of all existence: Catherine Hembling’s statement to the Court

Statement made before Judge Fitzpatrick, Feb. 14, 2022. 

First I want to acknowledge that we are meeting on the unceded historical territories of many indigenous groups: the Musqueam, the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. Over in the area of the tree sits, where I was arrested, the Kwet … read more.

Courthouse solidarity and Women’s Memorial March: Vancouver Unitarians take action

​U​CV ​members were out in numbers to support two downtown events on Monday.

Catherine Hembling at the Courthouse

At 9am we gathered under our banner with a crowd over 300 strong, on the steps of the courthouse to support the brave Brunette Six who were to appear … read more.

Attend our Sundays services – in person or online!

We are pleased to again be offering multi-platform Sunday services at the Sanctuary here at UCV (949 W. 49th Ave). Families, children, and newcomers are welcome!

 

11 a.m. to Noon: Sunday Services, in person or online 

You can join us in person or online on Sundays. The … read more.

Join us for multi-platform Sunday services

We are pleased to again be offering multi-platform Sunday services. Families, children, and newcomers are welcome!

 

11 a.m. to Noon: Sunday Services, in person or online 

You can join us in person or online on Sundays. The Sanctuary opens at 10:45a.m. We are located at 949 W. … read more.

Social Justice Team Working for Change Globally and Locally

December and January were busy months for the Social Justice Team.  In early December, Cecilia Gruber and Yvonne Marcus co-hosted a Write for Rights online discussion. The main goal of the Write for Rights yearly campaign is to use the power of letter-writing to help … read more.