News

January 28, 2020

New Ideas for our Church Community?

Do you have an idea for doing things differently in our church community: a new program or service or a new way of doing an existing program?

In memory of his wife, Ruth, Ted Humphreys has generously funded the Ruth Humphreys Innovations Fund. Once a year the fund trustees call for proposals that provide opportunities and new ideas that would add value to our congregational life.

A total of $10,000 per year is available to be allocated among successful applicants.

Click here for further information and funding application forms available here or from the church office.  DEADLINE is January 2020.

You can contact any of the trustees with your questions or email innovationsfund@victoriaunitarian.ca.

Al Hoffman, John Tiffany, Betty Sherwood, Lynne Bonner, Lorna Anthony, Rev. Shana (ex officio).

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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October 31, 2019

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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October 30, 2019

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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October 11, 2019

Sign Up Now – Soul Matters Theme Groups

Make Meaningful Connections, Talking About Things That Matter

Sign Up Now!

This Fall we are launching 3 new “Soul Matters” theme groups. Each group of 8 to 10 people will meet once a month to listen to one another’s experiences and ponderings related to each month’s theme. Group members will be given thought-provoking resources to explore and intriguing practices to try out in advance of each monthly gathering. Groups run the whole ‘Church year’ – September (one starts in October) 2019 through June 2020 – 9 to 10 sessions in all. 

These are not ‘drop in’ groups – a full commitment to the program is required to make the experience as rich as possible for everyone in the group. (Of course, some people may have to miss one or two sessions due to unforeseen illness and the like.) People who have attended all of their group gatherings and who have engaged deeply with the at home material have found the program deeply enriching – they report it makes a difference in their daily lives, while also helping them grow in their understanding of big-picture ethical, spiritual, and personal issues.      

Reserve a spot in the group of your choice by contacting Rev. Melora (email rev.melora@gmail.com or text or phone 250-891-6330). If emailing, please put ‘Soul Matters Group’ in subject heading. The schedule is in the process of taking shape. Check the e-weekly for updates.  

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October 6, 2019

Royal Oak Shuttle

If you can get to Royal Oak Transit Exchange by 10:00 am on Sunday, you can get to church in time for the 10:30 am service.  If you live on the #6, #31, or #72 bus route, and can ride a bus, it should work for you.  If the bus doesn’t work for you how about biking (there are bike racks at Royal Oak Exchange) or walking to Royal Oak Exchange?

How does it work?
Get yourself to Royal Oak Transit Exchange by 10:00 and wait in the shelter at Bay D (North West corner of Royal Oak Drive and Elk Lake Drive). Check the map here and a photo of the shelter to wait in here.

At 10:05 am a volunteer driver will take you to the church.
After the service, the volunteer will arrange to deliver you back to Royal Oak Exchange at a mutually agreed time.

And check here if you would like a ride to church from or near your home with a ride-share volunteer who travels nearby. The volunteers have provided contact information and their travel routes.

If you have questions please email LocationTaskForce@victoriaunitarian.ca

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