The Vancouver Unitarians are an active and inclusive community dedicated to spiritual growth and social justice. Newcomers are always welcome here. This page outlines a few of the ways you can get involved. 

Welcome! 

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If you’re coming on a Sunday for the first time, you are very welcome and hope you’ll enjoy your time – and ask questions!

Sundays at UCV

Join us, in person or online, on Sunday mornings starting at 11 a.m. Doors to the Sanctuary at 949 W. 49th Ave. open at 10:45a.m. or you can join us online at 11a.m. at the following link: ucv.im/live 

We continue to offer multiplatform Sunday services going forward.

The service begins at 11 am. If you’re online, feel free to join in earlier and make use of the YouTube chat function to say “hello” to fellow streamers.

You can sign up to receive weekly orders of service or monthly events listing via email.

Social Hours 

Our Sunday Social Hour takes place in person at UCV campus at Oak & 49th as well as online at http://ucv.im/coffee. Newcomers are always welcome to drop in!

On the first Thursday of every month, we have a 5p.m. to 6p.m. online Social Hour with hosts who would love to answer any questions you might have about the Vancouver Unitarians. Join us at https://ucv.im/NewUSocialHour

New U Starting Point

At least twice a year, we hold a short orientation course. Starting Point is a great way to get to know the Vancouver Unitarians, and to find out how you might get more involved in our welcoming community. If you’re interested, sign up here for the next New U Starting Point session.

Forums 

Watch for announcements in the Order of Service or in the monthly events list about congregational meetings or special discussions called “Forum”.  Forums are hosted by our small groups, and are focused on special topics around the environment, refugee sponsorship, social justice, Board of Trustees, etc.

Watch for announcements in the Order of Service or in the monthly events list about special discussions called “Forum”.  Forums are hosted by our small groups, and are focused on special topics around the environment, refugee sponsorship, social justice, Board of Trustees, etc.

(Note that mask wearing and proof-of-vaccination is required to attend in-person Sunday services. For more information on the UCV’s Board COVID safety decisions and protocols, visit this page.)

Children’s Program

Families of all sorts, shapes, and sizes, children and teens, are a vibrant and valued element of Vancouvercarpeted area at the front of the Sanctuary with small toys and drawing materials for children. Unitarians. We strive to build supportive community, create fun with meaning, connect with spirit, and act on our Unitarian values with love and justice.

Families in-person at Sunday Worship:

Children are invited to sit and stretch out in our Pray Ground space at the front of the Sanctuary. Colouring, books, puzzles, and stuffed friends are available for calming engagement during the service where kids experience inclusion and belonging in the worship life of the congregation.

Two youth volunteers are present each Sunday to help take the pressure off parents and will accompany your child across to our Spirit Ground room in Hewett Hall for more spirited play if that is what they need.  The worship service is streamed live to a large screen TV in the Hall, so if your child needs a parent’s presence you can still take in the sermon and music across the way. Face masks are currently required indoors for all UCV buildings.

Special Programs: special programs and festivities take place throughout the year. Most are for all ages, and some are age specific registered programs. For all ages activity Sundays, any children wishing to participate will be sung out of the Sanctuary after the Story. The Pray Ground and Spirit Ground always remain open.

Contact our Lifespan Director, Kiersten Moore, to receive program and event notices and updates and Olivia Hall, our children and youth program coordinator, for info about our current youth programs.