August 28

Léonie Armstrong

Loving Imperfections


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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.

NO FORUM TODAY

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 Lunches in July and August

Lunches will resume in September!

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: Around Corners,
Joanne Hasties
July 31 – August 31
Opening Reception August 6 6pm – 8pm.

Sanctuary/Fireside

Joanne Hastie paints the busy city scenes that hide around corners and down streets of Vancouver and the cities she visits. The views are familiar but often missed when rushing from place to place. She uses acrylic on canvas and paper.

www.joannehastie.com

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:

On August 27th we will meet on the beach just west of the Jericho Sailing Club. Bring a chair or blanket and a beverage in a thermos.

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

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Sanctuary :: Sunday, September 25 :: 11 am

 

“Spiritual, but not religious?” “Religious, but (not) spiritual?” This is a service for you!

Why, after nearly 500 years, do Unitarians continue to gather for worship, learning, community and action? And what difference might it make in our lives (and others) for good?

This is a Sunday service for all spiritual/ethical explorers – whether you are here for the first time and want to check us out or if you have been with us for decades.

Attention Must Be Paid

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Sanctuary :: Sunday, September 18 :: 11 am

 

During this past summer, the combination of personal experience, observation and reading has re-impressed me with the crucial importance of paying close attention to our immediate environment and to those near and dear to us.

Join us as we pay closer attention to an often over-looked and underappreciated human endeavour. Much is at stake in whether we pay attention or not.

Water Ceremony and Ingathering

Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

Sanctuary :: Sunday, September 11 :: 11 am

 

Today marks the beginning of our 2016 – 2017 church year at UCV. We celebrate the event with our annual Water Ceremony where we bring and merge water gathered from our summer journeys.

Please bring some water from travels near and far as we launch a year of spiritual enrichment, education, congregational service and justice making.

A worship service for all ages.

Music: The Chalice Choir sings

Empathy and Racism in Canada : Buddhists to Bertrand Russell

William Bruneau

Sanctuary :: Sunday, September 4 :: 11 am

 

Canada has been mostly a welcoming nation – not always motivated by generosity and kindness. But we needn’t be bound by the facts of our past. We can choose an attitude of fearless empathy for others.

In thinking about Canada’s history, Bill Bruneau considers two sources of ideas on “empathy”, from Buddhism and from Bertrand Russell. They aren’t so far apart as they look.

Bill Bruneau taught at UBC from 1977 to 2003. He was president of the UBC Faculty Association and of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. In the early 1990’s, he was an elected trustee of the Vancouver School Board.

Music: Ailsa Zaenker

Lunches for September 2016

Sun Sep 04
Yogurt Parfait Bar

Sun Sep 11
Lunch today: 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 Sep 18
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

Sun Sep 25
Lunch is hosted by the UCV Partner Church Committee

 

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the above notices were provided by Ben Hechter, lunch coordinator

August 21

Geoff Gomery

The Curve of Time


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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.

NO FORUM TODAY

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 Lunches in July and August

Lunches will resume in September!

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: Around Corners,
Joanne Hasties
July 31 – August 31
Opening Reception August 6 6pm – 8pm.

Sanctuary/Fireside

Joanne Hastie paints the busy city scenes that hide around corners and down streets of Vancouver and the cities she visits. The views are familiar but often missed when rushing from place to place. She uses acrylic on canvas and paper.

www.joannehastie.com

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:

On August 27th we will meet on the beach just west of the Jericho Sailing Club. Bring a chair or blanket and a beverage in a thermos.

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.


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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

August 14

Jane Slemon

Looking Again at the End of Life


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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.

NO FORUM TODAY

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 Lunches in July and August

Lunches will resume in September!

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: Around Corners,
Joanne Hasties
July 31 – August 31
Opening Reception August 6 6pm – 8pm.

Sanctuary/Fireside

Joanne Hastie paints the busy city scenes that hide around corners and down streets of Vancouver and the cities she visits. The views are familiar but often missed when rushing from place to place. She uses acrylic on canvas and paper.

www.joannehastie.com

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:

On August 27th we will meet on the beach just west of the Jericho Sailing Club. Bring a chair or blanket and a beverage in a thermos.

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.


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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

Events and Activities – August

the tables below are based on the calendar

in printer-friendly UCV Events August)

Weekly in August:

DAY DATE TIME ACTIVITY/EVENT, ROOM
Sun 7, 14, 21, 28 10 – 10:45 am UCV Meditation, Meditation Room
Sun 7, 14, 21, 28 10:45 – 11 am Musical Prelude, Sanctuary
Sun 7, 14, 21, 28 11 am – 12 pm Worship Service, Sanctuary
Sun 7, 14, 21, 28 12 – 1 pm Coffee and Conversation, Hewett Centre

*Please email contact person before attending – see ARE Program

Every Two Weeks, Monthly, or Special:

DAY DATE TIME ACTIVITY/EVENT, ROOM
Tue 2 Aug 7 – 9:30 pm Bridge Club, Fireside
Wed 10 Aug 7 – 9:30 pm Coming off Meds Support Group, Hitschmanova
 Thurs 25 Aug  11-1 pm GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth,Art and Dance

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Loving Imperfections

Léonie Armstrong

Sanctuary :: Sunday, August 28 :: 11 am

 

We hold love up as an ideal, the doctrine of the Unitarian Church. But what is love, when we get right down to it? Does it require perfection, or can perfect love include the bumps, bruises and flaws of this imperfect reality?

Love is easy when we agree, difficult when we don’t, and a necessary journey and commitment as Unitarians and as human beings. Let’s walk that road together, for an hour on Sunday morning and out into the world.