News

August 10, 2021

Connect During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how we gather and connect. Through it all, rest assured that the church staff and community are still here for you — virtually and by phone. Here is how to connect with the community:

Sunday worship:

We continue to gather online at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. The Zoom connection info will be emailed to all members and friends on Friday or Saturday.  You can connect by phone or online.  Check your inbox and then please join us.

Click here for more info.

Kids and Families:

Social Justice Storytime: Picture book stories for all ages. Gather at 8:15 am Monday – Saturday.
Click here for more info.

Pub Night:

Meets on Zoom on the first and third Mondays at 7 pm each month for informal social connection.  Email hopewell@telus.net to receive the Zoom link.

Pastoral Care:

While Rev. Melora and Rev. Shana are on sabbatical until August 10 you may contact Pastoral Listeners who offer a trained, sympathetic and confidential ear to help with crises and emotional issues. (They do not, however, provide counselling).

Liz Graham
hello.liz.graham@gmail.com
(250) 384-4351
Hanny Pannekoek
hannyhugo@shaw.ca
(250) 385-2299
Darcy Allder
(250) 818-0419

For other enquires:

Steve Sharlow, Board President (if it is about church business and decision-making) sharlowsteve@yahoo.ca and 250-519-0400

Andy Lee, Chair of Committee on Ministry (if it is about a relational or church and ministry dynamics concern) andrew.lee@firley.ca and 250-858-5155

Barbara Boyle, Chair of Care and Concern (if in regard to a caring issue) barbara.boyle@shaw.ca and 250-381-0264

Communications and Church Business:

Our church office and staff continue to work to keep us connected. Our weekly email newsletter, and sometimes special messages will be sent out to keep you posted on what is happening and how to remain plugged in to the community. Be sure to check the Church Calendar for upcoming Zoom meetings. 

Our office staff will be working remotely and you can still reach them during their regular work hours — their email addresses are unchanged. You can leave voicemail messages on the church phone 250-744-2665 as they will be retrieved each business day (not Friday or Saturday). 

You can reach Shannon about all Communications needs (setting up a Zoom meeting, sending out messages to the congregation, database, social media) at communications@victoriaunitarian.ca. 

You can reach Church Administrator, Niki, for questions about cheque requisitions, rental concerns, general office needs, or property questions that have arisen even while we don’t meet on West Saanich Road. Niki can be reached at churchoffice@victoriaunitarian.ca.

More than anything, we want you to know that we are still here for you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with a call, text, or email if you want to connect.

– Rev. Melora and Rev. Shana

 

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May 30, 2021

Meet on Zoom

Although we must stay apart for our health during the pandemic committee chairs and and team leaders may still have their meetings by using Victoria Unitarian’s Zoom with each participant using their own computer, laptop or cellphone.

Victoria Unitarian’s Zoom program permits only one meeting at a time – and will bump off the first group if another one starts a meeting  – so use a wide margin of time between meetings.

To book a time check the calendar then if your time is available email the office.

How to participate in a Zoom session: https://youtu.be/fGbpwZNW3oI

For training/tutorials, webinars and best practices https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/201740096

Short tutorials on scheduling a/o participating in meetings:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

Click here to read the Zoom cheat sheet.

If you still have a question or just need encouragement to use Zoom, contact Wally du Temple wallydutemple@telus.net

 

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