We have a new set of themes to explore as a congregation this church year. Our mission calls us to “transform ourselves and our world through compassionate action.” Here is our guide our spiritual explorations throughout the year:
September – Kinship: the practice of living a life of relatedness
October – Listening: the practice of opening oneself to the experience of others
November – Integrity: the practice of living authentically
December – Hope: the practice of leaning into the light
January – Stillness: the practice of dwelling in open moments
February – Reconciliation: the practice of healing broken relationship
March – Resilience: the practice of tapping into your inner strength
April – Imagination: the practice of playing with possibilities
May – Tradition: the practice of connecting with your roots
June – Identity: the practice of understanding the many facets of your being
Spirited Jazz — Unitarian Jazz Vespers
Our Victoria Unitarian tradition of Sunday evening services of live music by popular local jazz musicians, and a brief homily by Reverend Shana Lynngood. Donations accepted. Or donate online. Upcoming Jazz Vespers services in the Sanctuary: February 14, March 6, April 24, May 15 and June 19.
Feb. 14, 7 pm in the Sanctuary – Join Rev. Shana and the Craig Henderson Trio as they delve into the beauty, wisdom and insight of the Great American Songbook. Craig is a 20-year-old singer/pianist who fronts a jazz trio, accompanied by his father, guitarist Gordon Henderson, and his first jazz piano teacher Bill Kent, on bass. Bring your Valentine for a magical evening of song and spiritual reflection. A recipe for love.
Strengthened in spiritual growth, supported in community, energized by diversity, we strive to transform ourselves and our world through compassionate action.
We are often able to facilitate ride sharing by car – please phone the office at 250-744-2665 by Wednesday morning if you would like a ride.
Join us for one of our monthly Community Dinners. Everyone is invited. We gather once a month in a family-friendly setting on the second Friday of every month from September to June. Join a Neighbourhood Group in your area and get to know others in the congregation who live close to you.
You are welcome to visit our virtual ‘candle lighting room.’Take a moment to pause, breathe deeply, and hold gently whatever is in your heart. Or come to the church and experience walking our labyrinth the ancient symbol which relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral in a meandering by purposeful path, representing a journey to our own centre and back out into the world.
In another article, Reverend Shana Lynngood writes: “We all want to live lives that we believe in. We all want to live in such a way that when our last day arrives we will feel good about who we have been and how we have lived.” Read more here.