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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 
On Being: Its Mystery and Strangeness
Sunday, August 24, 11 am
Bennett Mitten

A selection of readings and musical pieces to contemplate free of agenda. Bennett Mitten is an artist scratching out a living in Vancouver.

Music by Bernie Duerksen

Lighting the chalice candle starts every Service.
Lunch: No group or committee is serving lunch today.

Forum: No group or committee is sponsoring a forum today.
Order of Service 

Upcoming events 
First Friday Café
Friday, Sept 5, 5 – 9 pm,
Fireside Room, Hewett Centre, 949 West 49 Avenue

5 - 7 pm, Network and Dialogue: Getting LinkedIn
7 - 9 pm, Summarizing Vancouver vacation virtues

For more information, on First Friday Cafés, click on the daybook, above right.

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.

School Surveillance & Mental Health Screening of Children and Youth
- weak science, high risks, hidden harm
Sunday, Sept 28, 7:30 pm
Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 49th & Oak

with Rob Wipond, Victoria-based investigative journalist and news editor for Mad In America and Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association.



Art in the Sanctuary and Fireside Room
Soulphany, an impression-mystic show of paintings
Artist: Mordechai Edel
August 1–31

Many miraculous moments have inspired Mordechai's canvases. You are invited to view the show by appointment: contact or the Unitarian Church of Vancouver at
604-261-7204. Each visitor has a chance to win a signed Edelartist print; one name will be drawn each week of the show.

sponsored by the Arts Committee

Northwest Wilderness Society
Come to Wilderness anytime between July 1 and August 31. Brochures in Hewett Centre (under the Unitarian Camps area). All welcome!
website :: email

17th UU Women's Retreat
Friday 5pm September 19
        - Sunday after lunch, September 21
Bethlehem Retreat Centre

Saturday workshop - The Labyrinth–A Metaphor for Our Lives
Cost $225, maximum attendance 23
For more into contact Janice Hocking or Patricia Hofstrand for more info and/or registration.

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.

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

More information to come

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.           

Announcements cont'd 
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 ...

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 nearer harvest time by the UCV Children’s Program. Please store them at home for now. We'll let you know when we can accept them again. Thank you!

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

Messy ChUrch + MAKE Dinner: UU Style!
Hewett Centre Hall
First Friday of the month, 6 - 9 pm (Next gathering, September 5)

- low-tech activities. Music. Food! Ping Pong!
- Tool skills obstacle course! All welcome! Potluck—or RSVP - By donation (suggested $5 adults, $3 children)

Suggested $5 donation per participant.
Contact Morgan Reid for details
More info

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.

Sunday meditation
You are invited to join the meditation group on Sundays, 10 – 10:45 am, Meditation Room.

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Ongoing Activities 
What's coming up
• Philosophers’ Fireside Café
• Unitarian Music Club
• Sacred Circle Dance
• First Friday Cafe
• Saturday Night Social
• Book Club
• Messy ChUrch + MAKE Dinner: UU Style!
dates & details

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[pdf] Bulletin Jul & Aug 2014.pdf
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