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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 
Sunday, October 5
Anything Good About Beauty?
Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

The question’s not as strange as it seems. Beauty has taken a beating in the art world and in academics. It’s hung with a price tag in the market and unfairly distributed. We think we know what it is when we see and experience it. We still value its expression and our experience with it, don’t we? Why?

Lighting the chalice candle starts every Service.
  Lunch: Hosted by the Social Justice Committee

CBC under Attack
Anne-Marie Dekker

The CBC has endured numerous funding and staffing cuts from the federal government over the past few years. The recent round of cuts, almost $250 million since 2012, will cut deeply into programming and will affect the ability of CBC to produce its own documentaries.

We are pleased to have Anne-Marie, from Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, to speak to us.

Anne-Marie is a member of the Steering Committee of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. She has worked in film and television and was a member of the team that founded and launched Vancouver’s independent television station CKVU-TV under the leadership of her late husband and former Friends Steering Committee member Daryl Duke. She co-created the award winning women’s magazine Scarlett and was its editorial director.

sponsored by the Social Justice Committee
Order of Service 

Upcoming events 
Occupy Mentalism
Thursday, October 2, 5:30-7 pm
Hewett Centre hall

We gather for fellowship, a good potluck meal, and to write letters to advocate for people dealing with mental and emotional distress.



Unitarian Men's Retreat
Friday evening, October 3
            - Sunday afternoon, October 5
Sasamat Outdoor Centre
Belcarra, BC

For a weekend ... Disconnect from the World to Connect with Life. A rare opportunity to reflect on your quality of life, discover more of yourself, and build relationships.

Unitarian Music Club
Wednesday, October 15, 7:30 pm

Everyone welcome. We're a mix of listeners and performers. The Music Club welcomes all styles of music, and performances are arranged in advance.


Eat, Meet, and Write
Thursday, October 16, 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.



BC Regional Fall Gathering
Pathways to the Spirit
Friday evening October 24
        - Sunday, October 26
First Unitarian Church of Victoria

see the poster for more, the official website for even more

poster :: website

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
Looking on and Changing within
September 1 – October 31
Sanctuary and Fireside Room

For this show, member artists have chosen to showcase their interests, the media they use and techniques they enjoy. This display renders an opportunity for viewers looking to change and experiment. It aims to provide a looking-on and changing-within experience.

sponsored by the Arts Committee

The canvass has come; and passed
Let's enrich the UCV ecosystem! If you haven't yet pledged, please consider doing so. Your pledge together with those of others will help keep our church a healthy and vibrant community. Please call the church office to pledge.

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

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.   Last days of September and

Announcements cont'd 
Moveable Feasts
Tired of deciding what to prepare for dinner? Enjoy good conversation with fellow Unitarians? Like more variety in your life? Then join the Moveable Feast Group, last Saturday night of every month at a different restaurant.

Click on the image at the right for more info, especially about our September 27 dinner.


Kumbara Marimba Band
Saturday, Oct 4, 5:30 pm
2676 East Pender Street

This seven-piece will perform at the Child Haven Annual Dinner
$30 each, $220 for a table of eight.

Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino will show slides of overseas programs.


Pastoral letter: Gaza
Important words from the minister on Gaza … and an invitation to friends and members.

More info: click on the logo at the right.

Adult Religious Education - Autumn 2014. Preview
Human Diversity, Spirituality, and Well-Being - for course listings, meeting times, web links and more ...

Messy ChUrch + MAKE Dinner: UU Style!
Hewett Centre Hall
First Friday of the month, 6 - 9 pm
(but the next gathering is on the second Friday: October 10)

- low-tech activities. Music. Food! Ping Pong!
- Tool skills obstacle course! All welcome! Potluck—or RSVP

Suggested donation: $5 for adults, $3 for children.
Playroom supervision provided.

Contact Morgan Reid for details
More info
Also see our Fall Children's program brochure

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.

First Friday Café
Friday, Oct 3, 5–9 pm, Fireside Room
Hewett Centre, 949 West 49 Avenue

5–7 pm, Network and Dialogue: Getting LinkedIn
7–9 pm, Writing and Reading E-books with David Buchanan, Journalist and librarian

For more information about this and other First Friday Cafés, click on the image.

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Covenant Groups
These self-directed groups are designed to deepen our spiritual lives and connections with each other. The groups select their own themes and rotate responsibility for facilitating. More info at the forum on Sunday, September 21.  Also, more info by clicking on the image at the right.


Ongoing Activities 
What's coming up
• Unitarian Music Club
• Sacred Circle Dance
• First Friday Cafe
• Book Club
• Messy ChUrch + MAKE Dinner: UU Style!
• UCV Covenant Groups
dates & details

Current Downloads 
[pdf] Bulletin Oct 2014.pdf
[pdf] Bulletin Sep 2014.pdf
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