December 11

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Orlando Six Months Later

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Childcare is available free for the younger ones (aged three and under) in the Servetus Room on the main floor of Hewett Centre. Children aged 4 through 12 enjoy our core program.

write-a-letter

FORUM TODAY: Write for Rights

Write like a life depends on it – because it does!

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. It is the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by world leaders at the United Nations We will write letters for seven priority cases (identified by Amnesty International) that need global attention.

Writing materials and background information will be supplied. Please bring a laptop or tablet if you prefer.

Sponsor: Social Justice Committee

MEDITATION: Join us for the Sunday morning sitting meditation, 10–10:45 am. There is brief guidance at the beginning of each sit. In consideration of others, please try to come on time. Any inquiries can be sent to Victoria Oginski.


Today: UCV Refugee Committee

If you or a group or committee you belong to are thinking of serving lunches, please contact the Sunday lunch coordinator, Ben Hechter.…

 


additional items from the Order of Service:

MOVEABLE FEAST – gather in a different restaurant each month with 12-25 of your fellow Unitarians. Please RSVP so the host for that month can make a reservation or contact dcrosbie@uniserve.com for more information.

THE UCV MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE GENTLY REMINDS YOU that we are a more gracious congregation when we can address each other by name. Please make it part of your Sunday morning practice to wear a name tag. You may know who you are but many others don’t.


ANNOUNCEMENTS not in the latest Order of Service are listed further below under the heading Extra Announcements. Immediately below are the latest Order of Service announcements, most of them copied as is.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A reminder to all church groups and committees: Please remember to put the tables and chairs away, turn off the lights and lock the doors if you are the last group on site.

 

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EXTRA ANNOUNCEMENTS

DoubleProcessionalcrocusLabyrinthLABYRINTH WALKING is an everyday option at UCV. The board has approved installation of two permanent labyrinths. A double-processional labyrinth is being created on the Fremlin side of the UCV campus by planting crocuses in the pattern to the left. A three-circuit square labyrinth has been constructed in the courtyard. details

BOOK OF CELEBRATIONS AND CONCERNS: These announcements will be sent weekly via the e-group. All congregants are invited to subscribe. Questions? Call 604-879-6243 for Connie Wigmore, Care and Concern Committee

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Christmas Eve Celebration + Christmas Carol-Sing/Potluck

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson and Elliott Dainow

Sanctuary :: Saturday, December 24 :: 7 pm

 

image credit: Angela Harding Bringing Back the Tree

On this evening, we gather with candles, carols and story to commemorate our fellowship and the gifts of the season. Bring your family and friends. All are invited to this service for all ages.

Childcare provided.

Christmas Carol-Sing/Potluck

Sanctuary :: Sunday, December 25 :: 2 pm

 

We’ll gather in the Sanctuary, then move to the Hewett Hall for a bite to eat and holiday fun. Bring a dish and your carol singing voices.

Join with UCV members and friends—Christmas cheer for all ages!

“In the Beginning…” + Candlelight Service

Kiersten Moore and Religious Education participants

Sanctuary :: Sunday, December 18 :: 11 am

 

Seasonal Pageant

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Sanctuary :: Sunday, December 18 :: 7:30 pm

 

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.
December

A Unitarian Christmas? a sermon by Rev. Steven Epperson on “how the Unitarians saved Christmas”

image credit: Angela Harding Bringing Back the Tree

Several people who were at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver this morning asked to have Steven’s sermon posted on our website.

A Unitarian Christmas?

Rev. Steven Epperson

– December 4, 2016 –

   

We also enjoyed (very much) A Xmas Carol by Tom Lehrer performed by Nicola Hamilton and E. Dainow

                                                                                                            

 

 

 

December 4

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

A Unitarian Christmas?


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ALL ARE WELCOME! If you are visiting for the first time or returning after an absence, we encourage you to let the greeters know as you enter the sanctuary door and to meet with the greeter at the table in the foyer for a brief chat before you go into the service. You are also invited to stay for coffee and conversation after the service if you have time. Please feel free as well to email us for more information before or after your visit. —UCV Welcome Committee.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Childcare is available free for the younger ones (aged three and under) in the Servetus Room on the main floor of Hewett Centre. Children aged 4 through 12 enjoy our core program.

FORUM TODAY: How (Not) to Build Support for Climate Policy 

Professor Per Espen Stoknes

Professor  Stoknes shares his research as a psychologist and economist on the importance of effective methods of communication to change public debate and policy concerning climate change. He discusses people’s responses to the science of climate change: under what conditions will people act for the long term and in a manner informed by what they clearly understand about climate change? This lecture has the potential to shift our understanding of how to respond and campaign most effectively towards a sustainable future for all. The forum includes the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yRRIpBJQ0s) followed by group discussion.

Sponsored by the UCV Enviro Committee

MEDITATION: Join us for the Sunday morning sitting meditation, 10–10:45 am. There is brief guidance at the beginning of each sit. In consideration of others, please try to come on time. Any inquiries can be sent to Victoria Oginski.


Today: Youth Group

If you or a group or committee you belong to are thinking of serving lunches, please contact the Sunday lunch coordinator, Ben Hechter.…

 


additional items from the Order of Service:

MOVEABLE FEAST – gather in a different restaurant each month with 12-25 of your fellow Unitarians. Please RSVP so the host for that month can make a reservation or contact dcrosbie@uniserve.com for more information.

THE UCV MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE GENTLY REMINDS YOU that we are a more gracious congregation when we can address each other by name. Please make it part of your Sunday morning practice to wear a name tag. You may know who you are but many others don’t.


ANNOUNCEMENTS not in the latest Order of Service are listed further below under the heading Extra Announcements. Immediately below are the latest Order of Service announcements, most of them copied as is.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A reminder to all church groups and committees: Please remember to put the tables and chairs away, turn off the lights and lock the doors if you are the last group on site.

 

find-us-on-facebookFACEBOOK ANYONE? Many of our UCV events are posted on Facebook. Please sign up, like, comment and, most importantly, invite your friends to UCV Events on Facebook

ALL THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS … are on UCV Notes, where there is lots more about what is going on around here as well. See the note below the line for how to see the UCV Notes menu and find out more.

You can get to UCV Notes from any page on the UCV website. Go to the Home tab at the top left of any page and click on the UCV Notes option in the drop-down menu.

Before you click on a tab, you’ll see a drop-down menu of items under that tab. You can move down and click on one of those instead of on the tab itself.


next to “UCV NOTES” in the UCV Notes page header is a menu icon you can click on

EXTRA ANNOUNCEMENTS

DoubleProcessionalcrocusLabyrinthLABYRINTH WALKING is an everyday option at UCV. The board has approved installation of two permanent labyrinths. A double-processional labyrinth is being created on the Fremlin side of the UCV campus by planting crocuses in the pattern to the left. A three-circuit square labyrinth has been constructed in the courtyard. details

BOOK OF CELEBRATIONS AND CONCERNS: These announcements will be sent weekly via the e-group. All congregants are invited to subscribe. Questions? Call 604-879-6243 for Connie Wigmore, Care and Concern Committee

Bulletin Boards

THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE HAS DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR CHURCH BULLETIN BOARDS:

Postings by anyone not affiliated with the church or a committee are not permitted. If the church affiliation is not self-evident, an explanatory label should be attached to identify the church sponsor.

(Labels in pocket at lower right of bulletin board.) The maximum size of community notices is 8.5 x 11 letter size.

(The size of posters in committee areas is up to the committee.) The size of posters/displays referring specifically to church matters is up to the discretion of the committee sponsoring the posters.

Any questions regarding these guidelines may be referred to Connie, cwigmore1@shaw.ca.