“To continue steadfastly at something…”. That is what we’ll be exploring during this all-congregation, First Sunday worship service. In a time full of distractions, in cultures that pump out fads, fashions and makeovers, is there a place and value in our lives for persisting in a role, in striving with determination to attain a goal?
Progressive communities may be adept at “changing with the times.” When do we say that persevering is and can be of worth?
It’s not listed in our Unitarian Seven Principles or among the Sources of our living tradition: Courage. Ancient cultures esteemed it as a principal virtue. Does it have a place in our lives and world today? If so, how and why?
This is First Sunday, all-congregation worship service. Prepare for some audience participation.
This all-congregation Thanksgiving Sunday celebrates abundance, the having enough, and more, of good things in our lives. Abundance doesn’t mean everything’s perfect. It’s more a recognition that, to quote Wendell Berry, “what we need is here.” It means gratitude for abundance in our world, our community, from family to friends to a congregation, as well as abundance in justice making.
The Chalice Choir sings
We celebrate the in-gathering of our congregation and the beginning of its 2018 – 19 year with our annual Water Communion. Please bring some water from your summer experiences, as well as an object like a photo, seashell, stone, or feather, that’s special to you.
Join us in celebration of the work we do. We’ll meet some working members of the congregation who will show us something about their work, why they value it and the value work brings into the world. This will be a fun and meaningful service for all ages.
We celebrate Easter with an all–congregation worship service in story, music and pageantry. Join us as we present the unlikely and stirring story of the discovery of a distinctive Canadian strain of wheat:
It only comes around once – the occasion to recognize the 150th anniversary of Canada becoming an independent, modern nation. A good time to take stock of the road we have traveled so far, and a glimpse of things to come.
Over the years, we’ve celebrated Easter at UCV with pageants, rolling away stones, and with sermons. This year, in a worship service for all ages, we’ll take Easter into our own hands by creating a banner, a living altar and telling Easter stories. Hopefully, a lively, meaningful time will be had by all.
A UCV tradition: worship, the spoken word, seasonal carols and music. Features the Chalice Choir. We honour the festivals of December and the beginning of a new year. All are invited. Childcare provided.
Light dessert potluck after the service. Please bring a dish and stick around.