June 30, 2018

Children and Youth Programs

At Victoria Unitarian we explore and learn about spiritual practices in the broadest sense: from world religions to gardening; from meditation to social action; from self-reflection to fellowship and fun. We welcome everyone!

Our Curricula are designed to nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, transforming faith and vital communities of justice and love.

Parents or guardians are not required to join the congregation.

Questions? Email Arran Liddel, Director of Spiritual Exploration and Learning for Children and Youth. or phone 250-744-2695.

1 to 4 years: Sundays 10:20 to noon. Paid staff offer loving care. Free-play, stories, music, snack, outdoor exploration and a short circle time.

Gr. 6 to 8: Junior yU*Uth: a special Coming of Age year

Gr. 9 to 12: Our yU*Uth Ministry: based on six pillars: worship, leadership, learning, community building, social action, and fun. Youth take leadership in all of these areas, with adult support.

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April 30, 2018

Your Wedding

Let the warm memories of your commitment live a lifetime.

A lay wedding officiant will help you design a ceremony thathearts expresses your deepest feelings and spiritual ideals.

An uplifting wedding will touch the hearts of all and become a joyful occasion, telling the world of your abiding devotion.

Invite one our lay chaplains to design a ceremony that reflects your true selves – what you wish to say to each other; what you wish to show everyone. To contact a lay chaplain please email laychaplains

More information here.

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April 30, 2018

Curious About Us?

Drop in for a 10:30 am Sunday service.

You’ll receive a friendly greeting at the door and after theuu colour chalice service come by the Visitors’ Table in front of the sanctuary. Ask questions. If you wish, fill out a Visitor Welcome form to receive our newsletters and get connected to a friendly group in your neighbourhood.

More information.

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April 14, 2018

Choral Workshop

Saturday, April 14, 10 am to 3 pm – Choral Workshop with DeReau Farrar, Director of Music at First Unitarian Church of Portland and vocal teacher, gospel choir director, consultant, arranger and classical singer. DeReau has worked in theatre, film and television.

We will spend the day making wonderful music together.

Our focus will be Mark Miller’s ‘I Believe’ and DeReau’s own arrangement of ‘Man in the Mirror.’

Working on rhythms, intonation and blending.

Participants are welcome to join the Chalice Choir the next morning, Sunday, April 15, to perform the pieces. Details at the workshop.

$35 per person. Pre-registration required please click here.

Questions? please click here.

Coffee, tea and snacks provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Who is DeReau Farrar? Check out some links: (Get Out movie Main Theme ~ Sikiliza Kwa Wahenga. Chorus Directed by DeReau Farrar)

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April 8, 2018

Spirited Jazz – Poetry in Motion

Sunday, April 8, 7 pm to 8 pm – Kristina Helene, vocalist, with the Brent Jarvis Trio and reflections by Rev. Shana. Featuring the poetry of Dorothy Livesay put into music.

Calgary-born singer/songwriter Kristina Helene recently shared the stage with award-winning producer David Foster and one of the most influential figures in “nuevo flamenco” music, Jesse Cook.

Kristina wrote her first song at the age of eight and recorded for her first time in a little garage four years later. Kristina, 25, now lives in Victoria and travels to Los Angeles to work with her producer C.J. Vanston.

Pianist and composer Brent Jarvis’s second CD, Solo Piano, demonstrates his remarkable technique as he pays homage to the likes of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett. Ambitious and versatile, Brent can segue from introspective soloist to the ring master of a rollicking big band. When not on tour he teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Enjoy jazz with a splash of spiritual inspiration in a venue with exquisite sound and setting. These hour-long evening services are a unique blend of jazz and spirituality. Each service brings together live music from popular local jazz musicians, a brief meaningful message, and a little of the history of the performed music. By donation and greatly appreciated.

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