Dana Seaborn shares her enthusiasm and inspiration for the original songs on her CD, “Metaphor.” Join us for a joyful exploration of our Unitarian sources. Dana Lynn Seaborn is one of the Lay Chaplains at Capital. She’s worked as a gas jockey, karate teacher, musician, and executive director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education/Psychology. She reads Sufi poetry, Joseph Campbell, neurology texts, and science fiction. She’s Red River Métis.
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Rev. Melora Lynngood – The ideal of motherhood can be hard for mothers to live up to. Our culture’s idealization of the mother-child relationship can be hard on others as well. Today, we hold together the ideal and the real, honouring both what is good and what is sometimes hard in this human relationship. You are invited to bring to church photos or mementos of your mothers or mother figures to place on our altar table.
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Richard Leblanc, the founder of the Creating Homefulness Society-Woodwynn Farms. His Journey to the Edges began on February 14th when he began living in a van and adopted the lifestyle, challenges and obstacles facing a homeless person. His objective is to raise awareness of, and funds for, Victoria’s homeless community and his Society. Richard intends to stay on the streets until the following objectives are met: 2012 people writing letters to Central Saanich Mayor and Council, and 2012 people donating 99 cents/day to the Creating Homefulness Society.
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Anne Swannell – Anne talks a bit about poetry in general, after which members of the congregation will read poems they especially
Rev. Shana Lynngood, Louise Cole, Environmental Action Team – At this Sunday’s service we honour our connection to the Earth, and worry together over its continued degradation. We focus primarily on Climate Change concerns. Special music from Gary Threet, a jazz guitarist.Read more ›
Presenters: Ruth Chudley, Christine Johnston, Pat Kinrade, Alastair Mont and Cody Walker. This service was researched and presented 12 years ago, and lingered so in the memory of several members that we were asked to present it again. Several of the original cast are no longer with us in person so new faces have taken up the challenge to share theologian Dr. Barbara Thiering’s provocative ideas with the congregation.Read more ›
Rev. Shana Lynngood – This morning we’ll explore the Christian high Holy Day of Easter through a Unitarian Universalist lens. What message does Jesus’ resurrection offer us? What are the places of renewal and new life in our own daily living?Read more ›
Rev. Melora Lynngood – Our preaching theme this church year is “purpose.” In the mission statement the congregation wrote and voted to approve in January, we stated that part of our purpose is to live as “a welcoming community, energized by the diversity of beliefs, identity, and experience that each person brings.” We strive to do more than sit side by side in silent tolerance; we seek to engage with our differences in a way that enriches each of our experiences. We have an opportunity to practise this as a congregation this month. The Arts and Aesthetics Team is asking the congregation toparticipate in a decision about which tapestry to hang on the front wall of our sanctuary (see page 15 for more information). People have strong and divergent feelings about each of the two possibilities. In this service, we consider how art affects each of our spirits in different ways, and how we might be energized by this diversity of experience. How we might use this decision-making process as an opportunity to practise living our mission?Read more ›
Molly Raher Newman, local actor and historian, has been inhabiting the role of Emily Carr since 1999. Early in her career she was invited by Ken Lane to come to life as Carr in Victoria’s Wax Museum. The public at Emily Carr House and elsewhere eagerly and endlessly enter her fantasy. Those who like their Carr sober and rueful might find it hard to accept this ebullient re-enactment, but let’s remember that Carr herself cherished her native nickname: Klee Wyck, The Laughing One. Molly’s business card reads “artist-actress-musician.Read more ›
Guest speakers with our congregational UN representative, Patrick Conroy.
Our United Nations Service will explore some of the issues that concern Victoria’s citizens.
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