COVID-19 Service Information
Services are currently running in a hybrid format; we welcome you to join us either in-person in the Sanctuary or via the Zoom link below.
KU Summer Services
From July 10 on we will have congregant-lead discussion circles (quite casual) at the church starting at 10:30am. Due to the informal and conversational nature of these circles, they will be in-person only. Only tea will be available, so bring your own coffee. Here are the first few topics:
August 14: Sheldon Reddekopp will lead us in a Circle of Drumming and Noise Making! Bring a drum or your favorite noisemaker. Let's practice our listening skills together and see if we can connect as a group through rhythm.
August 21: A look at the mythology of Buddhism and Christianity developed by the churches after Buddha and Jesus and a discussion of whether this applies to the UU. This will be led by Keith Germaine, who says it will not be too intellectual but rather his own discoveries on his journey.
August 28: What Do We Want To Create? As we approach the start of a new Church season (and in our current situation of being without a minister), let's bring our ideas, desires and dreams for our KU Community. Whether you are a KU member or not, what is it that draws you to this church/community and serves your journey in the search for truth and meaning? Let's get CREATIVE together!
Upcoming Zoom Services You Are Welcome to Attend
As you probably know, we will not be providing hybrid services during the months of July and August. There will be discussion circles at the church at the usual time, but they will not be on Zoom. We know that some of you may prefer to attend services on Zoom, so we have prepared a list of available online services that other congregations are doing this summer. Last year we participated in sharing services with most of the congregations on this list, and we are grateful that they have welcomed us to attend services again this year. (Linda will be the speaker for the Saskatoon Unitarians on July 17, so we’ll make a small contribution.)
Please note: Except for the Aug. 14 service, which begins at 11 am Pacific time, all the other services begin at 9:30 Pacific time. Some of the churches have given a lot of information about the services, and others have not. We will try to update the services as they come along. Look for information about upcoming Zoom services on the weekly KU newsletter.
Thanks, and have a great summer! - Linda
August 14, 11 a.m. PDT (Please note time difference)
It Takes Practice, with Matt Meyer
Unitarian Church of Vancouver
In-person or streamed: http://ucv.im/live
Our favorite songs, whoever the artist or whatever the style, were created in a strange alchemy of study and inspiration, of strict practice and of letting go. Spiritual Practice is a similar combination of dedication, muscle memory, and perhaps a little divine inspiration. Join us for a musical exploration of learning to risk, building the muscle memory of courage, and the spiritual practice of relationship when things around us are changing fast.
Matt is a musician and worship leader who has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston.
August 21, 9:30 a.m. PDT
Conversation on a Current Event, with Janice Braden
Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3vMSWwm
Janice will share a video that provides insight into a current issue, and facilitate a conversation afterward.
Who We Are
We are a non-creedal, liberal religious community working for justice, equality and compassion. We honour each individual’s search for truth and meaning.
What Is A Unitarian?
Unitarians are an intentionally diverse and inclusive community, welcoming people with many different backgrounds, theologies and circumstances. We live by a set of 7 principles and draw our faith from six sources.
We come together to share our beliefs, explore the greater meaning of things and gain greater understanding of the world around us and the roles spirituality and faith play in our lives.