Topic: Holidays and Traditions

Belonging

On this Thanksgiving Sunday, let’s imagine what belonging may look and feel like.  We want to be welcoming, but sometimes in our actions and words, we may create a sense of non-belonging. In this month of belonging, may we work hard to make our actions and words reflect our hope and promise that all are welcome.

Rev. Steven Epperson with special guests

Mother’s Day and Flower Communion

The Flower Communion is a central rite for Unitarians around the world. At UCV it coincides with Mother’s Day, celebrating how our individual contributions to mentoring/parenting/mothering enable our children and young people to grow up and flourish as adults.
Please bring some flowers to share! (We’ll also hear something about the phenomenon of emotional/interpretive labour.)
Helen Hansen vocals and Michael Creber piano and the Chalice Choir sings.

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Podcast

Hearts Full of Love: A Nativity Story

This playful and interactive Christmas pageant tells the Nativity story in a way that plays on our Unitarian Universalist principles. From the mystery and wonder of a super nova to the magical feeling of joy inspired by a heart full of love.
Our play this year is by Norman Allen, playwright and UU Minister.

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Candlelight Service

A UCV tradition: worship, the spoken word, seasonal carols and music, featuring the Chalice Choir, honouring the festivals of December and the beginning of the new year. All are invited.
Light dessert potluck after the service in Hewett Hall. Please bring a dish and stick around.

Abundance and Thanksgiving

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

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Order of Service