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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, September 21, 11 am
Righteous Indignation?
Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson

From infancy onward, humans seem to innately respond to conduct and treatment perceived as unfair and unjust with a kind of bounteous, scornful anger that seeks to make right what has gone awry. Righteous indignation appears to be part of the human endowment.

There’s a lot going on in our world that gives rise to these feelings. My question, my dilemma is: how, when and where to best and most effectively express them.


Lighting the chalice candle starts every Service.
  Lunch: No lunch served today

Small Group Ministry: Covenant Groups
Keith Wilkinson and Nan Gregory

Covenant Groups are small, intentional, lay-led discussion groups designed to deepen emotional, intellectual and spiritual relationships among their participants.

Groups meet monthly to explore an agreed-upon topic in a format that guarantees safety, respect and confidentiality. Relationships deepen with meeting over time and with the willingness and ability to listen without comment or advice, to learn from others, and to share from the soul.

To share your covenant group experience, or to see if you’d be interested in joining one, plan to attend.
Order of Service 

Upcoming events 
Eat, Meet, and Write
Thursday, September 18, 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.


Unitarian Music Club
Celebration of David Donaldson, musician and longtime organizational instigator extraordinaire.
Wednesday, September 17, 7:30 pm

Everyone welcome. We're a mix of listeners and performers.


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
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

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

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

poster :: website

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 
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

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.

Unitarian Music Club
Third Wednesday of every month, 7:30 pm.

We welcomes all styles of music. If you would like to perform, come and we will set a date. Everyone  welcome. We’re a mix of listeners and performers who get together for enjoyable evenings.

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 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
• Philosophers’ Fireside Café
• Unitarian Music Club
• Sacred Circle Dance
• First Friday Cafe
• Book Club
• Messy ChUrch + MAKE Dinner: UU Style!
dates & details

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[pdf] Bulletin Sep 2014.pdf
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