All my relations – a First Nations’ Perspective on Wholeness

Sharon Jinkerson-Brass and Solomon Reece Anishinabe and Tsimshian Nations Glida and Jade Morgan Tla’amin and Gitwangak Nations

Sanctuary :: Sunday, Februay 5 :: 11 am

 

Since time immemorial, rituals and wisdom have been passed down through generations of Indigenous people. This wisdom provides a vision of connection to all living things, to the spirit world and to all that has happened in the past and all that will happen in the future.

Mother and son, Sharon and Solomon, will share rituals and stories that are their personal reflections of this way of being in the world.

Mother and daughter Glida and Jade Morgan will offer traditional drumming and singing throughout the service.

Film Screening: Beneath the Surface

Tuesday, Jan 24   7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Hewett Centre

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This film by Frank Tester is about a mine in the Arctic and the impact on the local community. The nickel mine operated from 1957-1962, drawing many Inuit from around the region to settle in the community.

In parts of the region west of Hudson Bay, some Inuit camps faced starvation, and the RCMP were settling those groups closer to Rankin Inlet to take advantage of mining job opportunities.

The film’s producer Frank Tester notes that “[These Inuit had] gone from what is the oldest social, cultural and economic organization on the planet—a hunting and gathering society—to a modern, industrial one in a matter of a few weeks.”

Discussion with Frank Tester following film.

Admission by donation (suggested $10 adults, $5 young ones).

Sponsor: Social Justice Committee.

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Lunches for February 2017

Sun Feb 12
Lunch today: UCV Refugee Committee

Deliciously prepared and served by the UCV Refugee Committee. Proceeds help us to bring refugee families to Canada and to assist those refugee families that are already here.

Sun Feb 19
Lunch today: UCV Love Soup Crew
Please come and enjoy our delicious hot soup, fresh salad, fun cookies and tasty Terra Bread in our very friendly and happy dining room in Hewett Centre. Your support and help in any size is greatly appreciated!

Sun Feb 26
Lunch today: Environment Committee

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USC Canada

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson with Guest Speaker Martin Settle Executive Director of the Unitarian Service Committee, Canada

Sanctuary :: Sunday, February 26 :: 11 am

 

Mr. Settle will talk about the work of the USC Canada. Their Seeds of Survival program is giving families and communities in Canada and around the world a renewed sense of possibility and independence.

The Librarians of Timbuktu

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Sanctuary :: Sunday, February 19 :: 11 am

 

The story of how a band of African librarians saved a vast collection of priceless manuscripts and books in Timbuktu, Mali, is worth the telling.

Join us to hear this amazing tale, and with it, reflections on religion, fanaticism, culture and moral courage.

The Secret Life of Trees

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Sanctuary :: Sunday, February 12 :: 11 am

 

Though we have lived with them for millennia, even now we are only beginning to understand and appreciate the hidden life of trees: how they communicate, feel, live, flourish and die.

Consider this a Valentine’s Day appreciation for our arboreal companions and their unusually sentient and affective
way of being in the world.

The Chalice Choir sings.

Lunches for January 2017

Sun Jan 8
Lunch today: UCV Refugee Committee

Deliciously prepared and served by the UCV Refugee Committee. Proceeds help us to bring refugee families to Canada and to assist those refugee families that are already here.

Sun Jan 15
Lunch today: UCV Love Soup Crew
Please come and enjoy our delicious hot soup, fresh salad, fun cookies and tasty Terra Bread in our very friendly and happy dining room in Hewett Centre. Your support and help in any size is greatly appreciated!

Sun Jan 22
Bumbleberry Sundae
After the service be our guests to enjoy a Bumbleberry Sundae courtesy of the New U committee. Every berry was picked by hand at the peak of summer goodness.

Sun Jan 29
Lunch today: Youth Group
YOUTH LUNCH! Our UCV youth have prepared a delicious soup for you today. All proceeds go towards youth group programming and funding for trips to UU youth annual conferences. Please help us out and get some tasty food in the process!

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the above notices were provided by Ben Hechter, lunch coordinator