October 2

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson and the congregation

Creating a Vision


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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: Would You Like a Side of Virus With that Sushi?
Speaker: Tamiko Suzuki
Sponsor: Environment Committee

Through story and video Tamiko will talk about the issues surrounding farmed salmon.

By the end you might not be so keen on that next plate of salmon sushi!

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.


No Lunch today:

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:

ART THIS MONTH: Every Day in Every Way: exhibit two
Kickstart: Disability Arts and Culture
September 1 – October 16, 2016
Opening Reception: September 16, 6-8pm.

Sanctuary/Fireside

This exhibition explores the “everydayness” of being an artist who lives with a disability. Living with a disability offers a person a unique perspective on the world, one that gives light to an experience that is different from most.

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.

Upcoming feasts:

 

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.

ARE: SEVEN WORLD FAITH TRADITIONS COURSE with Stanley Tromp continues Tuesdays at 7 pm in Hitschmanova.

ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL RESUME: Become an active member of the UCV Human Resources Committee. Contact Paul Prescod, paul@prescod.net, or Mary Murray, marlmur@shaw.ca, 604-733-6873 for details.

SACRED CIRCLE DANCE
We gather every first Tuesday and second Monday to dance in community, 7—9 pm in Hewett Centre, by donation. No experience or partner needed. Contact Denise, ditzah@telus.net, for any further information.

 

ANYONE INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING IDEAS of philosophy contact Ursula, litzcke@telus.net.

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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.

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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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Encountering our Ancestors XII

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson and guests from the past

Sanctuary :: Sunday, October 30 :: 11 am

 


It’s the season of Samhain/Halloween/Day of the Dead.

For the twelfth time, we summon eminent ancestors from our Unitarian Universalist history to experience their stories. Join us to welcome these visitors from the past: an occasion to reckon our good fortune as heirs of an amazing religious tradition.

UN Sunday and Gibbard Award

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Sanctuary :: Sunday, October 23 :: 11 am

 


Join us for a celebration of UN Sunday and the opportunity to meet and hear from this year’s UN Gibbard Award winner.

“The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all”? We still affirm this principle and extend our support for the vision and effective work of the UN.

Making Outreach Real

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson and …

Sanctuary :: Sunday, October 16 :: 11 am

 


In every Sunday worship service we contribute to UCV’s Outreach Opportunities Fund.

In today’s service, we’ll meet recent recipients of our grants and have the honour to hear about their inspiring work.

The Chalice Choir sings.

Creating a Vision

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson with the congregation

Sanctuary :: Sunday, October 2 :: 11 am

 


And now for something quite different!

Join us for an interactive, hands-on worship service, where together we will explore and share our ideas and dreams for a visionary future for this congregation.

This will be fun and meaningful, after all “the destiny, the larger hope of our congregation rests in our hands.”

The Chalice Choir sings.

September 25

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Why We’re Here (and not someplace else): Part II


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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: The Welfare Food Challenge: Help Challenge BC’s Poverty Policy
Speaker: Bill Hopwood, organizer for Raise the Rates
Sponsor: Social Justice Committee

Poverty is a political choice. The government chooses to feed the rich by starving the poor. Welfare in BC has been frozen for over nine years at $610/month.

Raise the Rates works to win the public to a change of policy. One of its key activities is the annual Welfare Food Challenge.

Bill Hopwood will explain this annual Challenge and invite Unitarians to join the 5th Annual Challenge starting on October 16.

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.


No Lunch today:

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:

ART THIS MONTH: Every Day in Every Way: exhibit two
Kickstart: Disability Arts and Culture
September 1 – October 16, 2016
Opening Reception: September 16, 6-8pm.

Sanctuary/Fireside

This exhibition explores the “everydayness” of being an artist who lives with a disability. Living with a disability offers a person a unique perspective on the world, one that gives light to an experience that is different from most.

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.

Upcoming feasts:

 

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.

ARE: SEVEN WORLD FAITH TRADITIONS COURSE with Stanley Tromp continues Tuesdays at 7 pm in Hitschmanova.

ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL RESUME: Become an active member of the UCV Human Resources Committee. Contact Paul Prescod, paul@prescod.net, or Mary Murray, marlmur@shaw.ca, 604-733-6873 for details.

SACRED CIRCLE DANCE
We gather every first Tuesday and second Monday to dance in community, 7—9 pm in Hewett Centre, by donation. No experience or partner needed. Contact Denise, ditzah@telus.net, for any further information.

 

ANYONE INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING IDEAS of philosophy contact Ursula, litzcke@telus.net.

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

GLAD to see you! September Gathering welcomed three new people

Because of the article in the Vancouver Courier, two new people came to our Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance today as well as a circle dancer from south of the river who hasn’t been to UCV before.

We painted labyrinths on rocks. Those of us who had done “play clay” with Darlene painted our creations with acrylic paint by brush or sponge.

The “living labyrinth” is alive … and quite dry, so I watered while we danced. I also planted a few bulbs that had  been spreading at home.

Your bulbs welcome! By coincidence I was reading an article from one of the free papers that included the advice that you can dig up your bulbs after a few years and pull them apart. It’s good for them. So if you have some bulbs that are spreading, and you’re looking for a way to share them–the labyrinth would love more bulbs, such as daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths and snowdrops.

We have new email addresses. To inquire about the labyrinth send to labyrinth@vancouverunitarians.ca and about sacred circle dancing to circle-dance@vancouverunitarians.ca.

 

 

September 18

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Attention Must Be Paid


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SHARE UCV NOTES ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, etc. … Please help spread the word!

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: TBD:

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.


Lunch today:

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! — UCV Love Soup Crew

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:

ART THIS MONTH: Every Day in Every Way: exhibit two
Kickstart: Disability Arts and Culture
September 1 – October 16, 2016
Opening Reception: September 16, 6-8pm.

Sanctuary/Fireside

This exhibition explores the “everydayness” of being an artist who lives with a disability. Living with a disability offers a person a unique perspective on the world, one that gives light to an experience that is different from most.

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.

Upcoming feasts:

 

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.

ARE: SEVEN WORLD FAITH TRADITIONS COURSE with Stanley Tromp continues Tuesdays at 7 pm in Hitschmanova.

ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL RESUME: Become an active member of the UCV Human Resources Committee. Contact Paul Prescod, paul@prescod.net, or Mary Murray, marlmur@shaw.ca, 604-733-6873 for details.

SACRED CIRCLE DANCE
We gather every first Tuesday and second Monday to dance in community, 7—9 pm in Hewett Centre, by donation. No experience or partner needed. Contact Denise, ditzah@telus.net, for any further information.

 

ANYONE INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING IDEAS of philosophy contact Ursula, litzcke@telus.net.

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