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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 
A First Nation Cultural and Spiritual Perspective on Earth Day
Sunday, April 27, 11 am
Chief Rueben George and the Environment Committee

In celebration of Earth Day, we welcome Sundance Chief Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation. Chief Rueben George is an Indigenous community organizer and spiritual leader, who has founded a youth healing centre. On behalf of his Nation, Chief Rueben George is coordinating the fight against the Kinder Morgan proposed tar sands oil pipeline and tanker expansion into Vancouver Harbour, the unceded traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation.
image credit: Order of Service (Cover)
Sponsored by the Environment Committee

Open Source Software: Principles and Practice
Sunday, April 27
Bob Woodham

Open Source software embodies a commitment to a set of values. As we seek to become more technologically current, it is important to look at the software choices we make, both from the point of view of our Unitarian principles and from the point of view of efficacy. We will begin to explore OpenSource alternatives.
- Sponsored by the UCV Board

Order of Service 

Upcoming events 
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.

How will you live the rest of your life?  
Will you wonder what happened, watch what happened, or make things happen?
Sunday, May 4, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash Street
keynote speakers: Roz Kaplan and John Helliwell

Jewish Senior Alliance of Greater Vancouver, 2014 Annual Spring Forum for Seniors

Tickets, $5/person - refreshments served
Advanced registration advised, Rita Propp at 604-732-1555 or email
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, Inspirational Invitational: Franci Louann and friends will present poems
          more about the event


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

Eat, Meet, and Write
Thursday, May 15, 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.


How can I keep from singing?
Sunday, May 25, 7:30 pm
Unitarian Church of Vancouver

An evening concert of Classical and Jazz with Brian Tate to celebrate his 60th birthday

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!


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

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.

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 
Adult Religious Education: Winter/Spring 2014
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 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. 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.

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.

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

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 Café
• Unitarian Music Club
• Sacred Circle Dance
• Daytimers
• First Friday Cafe
• Saturday Night Social
• Book Club
• Messy ChUrch + MAKE Dinner: UU Style!
dates & details

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[pdf] UCV Bulletin May & June 2014.pdf
[pdf] Bulletin Apr 2014.pdf
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