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:
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.
Kids and Families:
Social Justice Storytime: Picture book stories for all ages. Gather at 8:15 am Monday – Saturday.
Click here for more info.
Meets on Zoom on the first and third Mondays at 7 pm each month for informal social connection. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
Contact one of our ministers–
- Rev. Shana: cell (call or text) 250-891-6331
- Rev. Melora: cell (call or text): 250-891-6330
For other enquires:
Communications and Church Business
Remote Office Holiday Hours
The Office will be closed from Dec. 24, 2020 to Jan. 2, 2021
Opening again at 9 am on Sun. Jan. 3
Shannon will be off over the holidays from Dec. 18, 2020 to Jan. 4, 2021
Our church office and staff continue to work to keep us connected. Our weekly, 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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 email@example.com
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Curious about our congregation?
Just discovered us?
A Unitarian from elsewhere?
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic you can still get to know us.
You may view our Sunday services on Zoom. Just send an email after 9 a.m. Sunday to obtain the entry code. Then join us online at 10:15 a.m. for the Sunday worship service.
If you wish, please take a moment and fill out and submit the Visitor Form below:
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Upgrading our sound and visual equipment in the sanctuary will greatly improve the overall experience of our services, especially for the uhad-of-hearing.
With our new equipment we will be able to invite guest speakers to our sanctuary, or view them at home, from anywhere in the world.
We will have a state-of-the-art facility that will draw premium rates for rentals.
Amplify UU is being led by a new board-appointed team to help complete this ambitious project – Marion Pape, Gary Theal, Nancy Dobbs and John Hopewell in consultation with the Finance Committee. If you have questions, please email John Hopewell or Marion Pape and we’ll provide answers or find someone who can.
For more detailed information two Zoom Information sessions were held:
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9,
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