Upcoming services

October 27, 2019

Parenting These Days

SPEAKERS: Parents with Worship AssociateSamantha Magnus — 

There is great diversity and complexity in who makes up a family, how parenting happens, and what family and home life look like. Small wonder that there is abundant variety in the philosophies, techniques and goals that different families have for their life together.

Today is about the realities of spiritual life in contemporary family within and beyond our congregation.

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October 20, 2019

Going It Together

Rev. Shana Lynngood with Worship Associate Shelly Motz and the Chalice Choir with Guest Conductor Brian Tate —
On this Sunday, as we make our 2020 financial pledges in support of this congregation, we look at the meaning of community. 

There is a growing isolation epidemic, and loneliness abounds throughout our world with fewer and fewer people able to say they have close friends. If we human beings are indeed social creatures and can only find solutions to the biggest problems that face us together – why do we so often “go it alone”? What can belonging to this congregation do to point us in the opposite direction?

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October 13, 2019

Dual Faith Combo (with a side of fries)

Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Morgan Reid — UU Jews, UU Buddhists, UU Christians, UU Hindus…

Our Unitarian Universalist faith welcomes people of a wide variety of beliefs and traditions.  What are the joys of living a dual faith life within our UU congregations? What are the challenges?  How does it affect one’s sense of belonging within a UU congregation?  And what are the challenges for us, as a community, as we strive to create space and spiritual depth for all? 

How do we walk the fine line between drawing on the wisdom of the world’s traditions and cultural misappropriation?  How do we advocate for multi-faith appreciation in our larger community?

Child Dedication Today!

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October 6, 2019

We Belong to a History (a UU theology sermon)

Rev. Shana Lynngood with Worship Associate Lynne Bonner — 

As we begin to explore what it means to be a people of belonging, we start by remembering that our congregation is part of a longer and larger history. 

What are the legacies of our Unitarian and Universalist forebears that we wish to continue to embrace? 

How did our ancestors in this faith tradition create and shape what we have now? What were their failings, and are there cautionary tales we need also not forget?

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September 29, 2019

An Intergenerational Web of Intentional Care

Rev Melora Lynngood and Arran Liddel, Director of Spiritual Exploration and Learningwith Worship Associate Oliver Belisle – Some say that meaning in life can be found when we allow ourselves to care about others.

When others matter to us, and when we matter to others, we become a part of one another’s stories. We carry one another around in our hearts and minds. This is part of what we do in church community. 

We care for one another. Whether you walked in the door for the first time, or whether you are a dear friend, whether you are 5, 55, or 95, we care about one another’s struggles and delights, we wish one another well. Thus we are knit together in the interdependent web that holds us all. 

In this service for all ages, we explore how we can nurture this web of care with mindful intention.

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September 22, 2019

Beneficiaries of a Genocide

Michelle Brown with Worship Associate Susan Layng – “Drive to work all day, try to sleep at night / Beneficiary of a genocide.” These lyrics, from “Beneficiary,” by Wintersleep, can be uncomfortable to grapple with. This was the kind of grappling done in during the sustained dialogues on “Reconciliation and Relationship” we hosted for Victoria Unitarian Universalists and guests in the spring of 2019.

This service will include elements of reflection and response to this song, and on our personal and collective paths of reconciliation. Michelle’s homily will address her experience co-facilitating these sustained dialogues, both at the church and at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria.

An opportunity for further dialogue among interested participants will be held after after coffee time. Childminding for wee kids and children’s programming for school aged children and youth provided.

Michelle Brown is a Cree Métis poet, performer, and homilist. She is a member of the Advisory Council at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (UVic) and a retired treaty negotiator.

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