February 16, 2020

Spirited Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Feb. 16, 7 pm to 8 pm –  the Ryan Oliver Mark Crawford Duo with the theme “Your Musical Memories Internalized.”

Ryan Oliver, tenor saxophone, and Mark Crawford, guitar, with the musings of Rev. Shana Lynngood. By donation and greatly appreciated.

A dynamite combo at the top of their professions, Ryan Oliver Mark Crawford will amaze you with innovative treatments and stylizations of swinging standards, bossa novas and ballads designed as a memorable blast from the past.

Ryan Oliver, A Juno-nominated, Victoria-based saxophonist, honed his craft on Canada’s west coast before moving to Amsterdam, Toronto and New York. Since returning to Vancouver Island, he has maintained a busy schedule as one of Canada’s most in-demand saxophonists. His most recent recording, “Strive” features legendary jazz drummer Victor Lewis.

Mark Crawford is an Emmy-nominated composer, director, and producer who has traveled the world making films and absorbing cultures. His music and video work have been included in programs featured on National Geographic California Academy of Science, Harvard Kennedy School Fast Company, and additional music for the award-winning feature documentaries Chasing Coral (2017) and Chasing Ice (2012). More deals here.

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February 11, 2020

Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation Film Discussion Series

In February, March, and April a team from the Capital and First Unitarian congregations will facilitate a Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation Film Discussion Series based on five Indigenous lead films. The series is guided by material developed by the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC). The aim is to help us reach a deeper understanding of the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada and our shared history and its impacts.

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January 26, 2020

Annual General Meeting

12:15 in the Sanctuary.  You do not need to be a church member to attend or join in the discussions,  but non-members may not vote.

The agenda will include presentation of the 2020 budget, the Location Task Force report, a staffing update for the Church office and discussion on streamlining and simplifying church activities.

Sandwiches available for sale and daycare will be provided.


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January 26, 2020

Spirited Jazz Vespers 

7 pm to 8 pm – “2020 Vision ” with the Edie Daponte Quartet.

Edie Daponte, vocals; Jan Stirling, piano; Damian Graham, drums; Joey Smith, guitar and bass; and the musings of Reverend Shana Lynngood.

By donation and greatly appreciated.

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