Upcoming services

April 26, 2020

And now for something completely different.

Rev. Shana Lynngood and Arran Liddel with Worship Associate Samantha Magnus

How do we react when liberation is something completely different than what we were expecting? 

Let’s practice what we preach and prepare to be surprised!

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April 19, 2020

The Allure of Ecosystems

 Ken Wu with Worship Associate Lynne Bonner – 

Ken Wu’s love of nature and his perseverance in protecting what he cherishes was evident from his teenage years when he worked to protect the Central Walbran Valley.

In this Earth Day service he will be giving a presentation on endangered ecosystems (with some magnificent photos) and the efforts to protect them.

Ken earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from UBC in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He worked as the Executive Director and Campaign Director for the Wilderness Committee’s Victoria chapter, from 1999 to 2010. He is the former Executive Director and co-founder of the Ancient Forest Alliance. 

More recently Ken has worked to establish a new national environmental organization, the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance that works for the science-based protection of all native ecosystems across Canada.

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April 12, 2020

In Need of Resurrection

Rev. Shana Lynngood with Worship Associate Shelley Motz – 

This Easter morning, as we continue to explore what it means to be a people of liberation, we will look to the Easter story and wonder what resurrection would mean for us and look like in these troubled times.

This service will be carried on Zoom, an internet communication tool, and all service leaders and participants will be in their own homes. The Sunday service prelude begins at 10:30 a.m. but Zoom opens at 10:15 a.m. to allow time for everyone to join, test their connections and settle in.

(For more information about using Zoom, please visit the FUCV page about Zoom. )

If you have a chalice at home to light, please have it handy when we gather virtually this Sunday morning.

This month’s Share-the-Plate charity is B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, founded in 1982 by a small group of farmers, teachers, and agriculture enthusiasts who had a passion for teaching about agriculture.

Programs involve students and teachers growing gardens, tasting B.C. grown products, learning to cook and preserve the harvest and learning to appreciate farmers for their hard work and sustaining our land base.

Visit www.bcaitc.ca for more information.

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April 5, 2020

Are We Both the Prison and the Key?

Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Kressa Sisu – An introduction to this month’s theme of “What does it mean to be a people of liberation?” tailored to these times in which we live.

A question to consider, “these days, what is it from which you need to be freed?”

A quotation from our Soul Matters network to guide us: “True wisdom comes in understanding that sometimes, you are both the prison and the key.”- Johnathan Jena

Click here for information about watching on Zoom. Zoom opens at 10:15 a.m. to allow time for everyone to join, test their connections and settle in.

If you have a chalice at home to light, please have it handy when we gather virtually this Sunday morning.

This month’s Share-the-Plate charity is B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, founded in 1982 by a small group of farmers, teachers, and agriculture enthusiasts who had a passion for teaching about agriculture.

Programs involve students and teachers growing gardens, tasting B.C. grown products, learning to cook and preserve the harvest and learning to appreciate farmers for their hard work and sustaining our land base.

Visit www.bcaitc.ca for more information.

Order of Service

Welcome and Announcements – Kressa, Worship Associate

Chalice Lighting – Rev. Melora

Greet One Another – Rev. Melora 

 Story for All Ages – Arran, Director of Spiritual Exploration and Learning for Children and Youth

A Capella Song  –Jen Rashleigh     

Offering – Kressa 

Donate online:  https://victoriaunitarian.ca/online-plate-donation/ 

Share the Plate Recipient of the Month – BC Agriculture in the Classroom (BCAITC) Foundation, Kathleen reading words of Donna Jack,

Meditative Song – “Spirit of Life”

Meditation – Rev. Melora 

Personal Reflection – Kressa    

 Musical Interlude – Nick Fairbank, Music Director

Homily – Rev. Melora

Extinguishing Our Chalices  

Coffee Hour Breakout Rooms –  Rebecca instructs Song  –Jen Rashleigh     

Extinguishing Our Chalices  

Coffee Hour Breakout Rooms –  Rebecca instructs

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