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We are an inclusive liberal religious community of diverse beliefs and shared values – spiritual growth, social justice, environmental sustainability, artistic expression, and compassion. Join us!
What's on this Sunday 
Resurrecting our Symbols
Sunday, April 20, 11 am
Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

The 50th anniversary of the dedication of our beautiful UCV Sanctuary is fast approaching.

In preparation for this event, we will be celebrating Easter by actively engaging with the symbols in our Sanctuary. Incised in copper, woven in tapestries, expressed through the building’s design, our Sanctuary is a treasure trove of symbols, signs that convey our deepest values, stories and aspirations as Unitarians. This is an intergenerational service for all ages.
 
 
 
Lunch:
No lunch scheduled

Forum:  No Forum scheduled, Easter Sunday
 
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Order of Service 
[pdf] Order of Service 20 Apr 14.pdf
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Upcoming events 
The Mikado, a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan
Wednesday, April 16, 8 pm
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.

A joint benefit for the Unitarian Church of Vancouver's Refugee Committee and The Hummingbird Grannies Canadian Grandmothers supporting African Grandmothers.

Tickets are for sale at the Refugee table every Sunday after the service for $25.
 


Eat, Meet, and Write
Thursday, April 17, 5:30 – 7:15 pm
Hewett Centre Hall

Come and write letters with us to promote affordable housing. This event combines fellowship, excellent food and effective social justice activism.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm. Bring a potluck dish. All welcome.

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Earth Day pilgrimage to Burns Bog
Sunday, April 27, after Earth Day service

Meet in the parking lot for car-pooling to Burns Bog and a walk through the Delta Nature Reserve.

For more info, click on the icon at the right and to go page 7.
 


Coming off Psychiatric Drugs
Sunday, April 27, 2–5pm
Fireside Room
Laura Delano

Explore what it’s like to come off psychiatric drugs and envision ways to build effective withdrawal supports and advocacy in our community.

For more information, click on the photo at the right.

 


First Friday Café
Friday, May 2, 4 – 9 pm,
Fireside Room, Hewett Hall Centre, 949 West 49 Avenue

4 - 7 pm, Network and dialogue
7 - 9 pm, Presentation

Topic:  Appreciation and gratitude
   

For more information, click on the daybook, above right.



Unitarian Family Camp
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 6 – 8
Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody

Swimming, boating, hiking, climbing, children’s programming, a workshop for youth/adults, campfires and other fun communal events. Heated cabins with electricity. Meals provided.

Note: You do not need children to attend Family Camp!

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Announcements 
Time and Talent Auction

Those who have yet to pay for the items they bid on, or would like to know who bid on their offers, please call the church office.  Payment can be accepted by cash, cheque credit card.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction.

For more information about the auction.
 



What's on this month 
Events and Activities Calendar
Click the calendar to see a list of scheduled events and activities for the current month. You'll find a printer-friendly version as well.        



Announcements cont'd 
Welcoming visitors
Please stay for coffee and conversation after the service. You can keep the conversation going by email  – we’ll forward your message. Oh, and email us anytime if you just have a question.



Art in the Sanctuary and Fireside Room
April in the Sanctuary
Terra Cognita - mixed-media paintings by Mary Bennett
Mary finds solace and spiritual richness in nature. She plays with the old phrase Terra Incognita on maps to which often is added Here be dragons. No dragons here; but an occasional bird just minding its own business.


 

April in the Fireside Room
Between Dreams by Gail Stephan
This exhibit, showcases Gail Stephan's interests and perspectives. Her images include landscapes, floral work, abstracts, and black and whites, which have been captured at a variety of locations.

sponsored by the Arts Committee
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Adult Religious Education: Winter/Spring 2014
Human Diversity, Spirituality, and Well-Being - for course listings, meeting times, web links and more ...
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Help our Children's RE program Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle
Re-using is better than recycling, after all
Now until early September

Washed, clear plastic produce containers will be gratefully accepted every week by the UCV Children's Program. Look for a big cardboard box in Hewett Centre, above where you hang your coat.

For more info, click on the icon at the right.
 



Messy ChUrch + MAKE Dinner: UU Style!
Hewett Centre Hall
Friday, May 2, 6 - 9 pm

- low-tech activities
- very participatory! Food! All welcome! Potluck—or RSVP & donate

Suggested $5 donation per participant.
Contact Morgan Reid for details
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Canadian Unitarian Universalism: Transformative, Dynamic, and Joyful!
The Canadian Unitarian Council is embodying our principles in a proposed new mission statement to guide development of Unitarian Universalism in Canada that is theologically alive, spiritually grounded, boldly inclusive, beyond congregations, deeply connected, and technologically current.
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Daytimers
Second and fourth Thursdays from
        September to December and from January to June
11 am - 2 pm
Fireside Room, Hewett Centre

Generally we have a speaker at 11 am followed by discussion and a bag lunch together until 2 pm.
  

Click on the clock, above right, for the details of each Thursday's program.


Third Sunday Book Club
Sunday, April 20, 12:30 pm
Family Room, Administration Building

The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa, is the book to be discussed.
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Sunday meditation
You are invited to join the meditation group on Sundays, 10 – 10:45 am, Meditation Room.
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The Canvass is coming
April 13 to 27
Let's enrich the UCV ecosystem!

Click on the image at the right, then go to page 7 to read all about it.
   



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Ongoing Activities 
What's coming up
• Philosophers’ Fireside Cafe
• Unitarian Music Club
• Sacred Circle Dance
• Daytimers
• First Friday Cafe
• Saturday Night Social
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[pdf] Bulletin Apr 2014.pdf
[pdf] Bulletin Mar 2014A.pdf
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