Exploring Membership

Exploring Unitarian Universalism and our Congregation

 

Sunday November 13th, 2022 from 12:30 – 2:30pm (max)

Curious to know more about Unitarian Universalism and what our congregation at First Unitarian is up to in Victoria?

For newcomers, searchers and anyone wanting to learn more, the purpose of this gathering is two-fold:to share information about events and activities within our community so that you can discern and decide how to get involved; and to introduce you to some of the history, stories, and theology of Unitarian Universalism.

We hope this will offer a better sense of what is unique about our spiritual community and ways we may be similar to other congregations and communities.

This is also a time to connect with others who are new to exploring this community as well as connecting with Reverend Shana Lyngood and some members of the congregation. We will outline the pathway to becoming a member or friend of the congregation.

RSVP before November 10th, 2022 to rev.shana@victoriaunitarian.ca and/or membership@victoriaunitarian.ca – we will send location and meeting details in reply. Snacks will be served.

Please feel free to contact Reverend Shana Lynngood by email or 250-891-6331 with your questions and wonderings

Exploring Ways to Connect with our Community Compassion in Action

Community Building

*COFFEE/TEA join us in the Lion Hall after Service to socialize in a small group
*NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUPS organize fun, friendship and community.
Contact Kathy Vinton 250 882-8650 or krvinton@shaw.ca to find a group in your area
*PUB NIGHT is a social in-person gathering 7:00 pm on the 1st Monday of every month. Fun and informal. For more info, email John Hopewell hopewell@telus.net
*SONG CIRCLE & ZOOM SING online with Nancy Dobbs & Jewel Spooner. In-person & on Zoom. 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month from 1:30-2:30 pm: Informal and relaxed, with words provided. Contact Nancy Dobbs nandobbs@telus.net for the Zoom link
*SUPPORT GROUP for Depression/Anxiety meets every Saturday on Zoom from 10-11:30 am.
Contact Pat: kinradep@gmail.com or Lies: eweijs@ryerson.ca for the Zoom link
*MONDAY UNITARIAN WALKERS an inclusive group that welcomes ALL
interested Unitarian members and friends who can walk steadily for 1-2 hours.
Contact: Sylvia Krogh skrogh@shaw.ca, 778-350-6216 or Nancy Dobbs,
nandobbs@telus.net, 250-652-5438

Event and Volunteering

*FUCV CALENDAR https://victoriaunitarian.ca/calendar/
*CURRENT PROGRAMS https://victoriaunitarian.ca/program/adult-programs/
*CHOIR bring your voice to our virtual choir on Zoom. Contact Music Director Nick Fairbank for schedules and links 250 514-2669 or info@victorianunitarian.ca
*ZOOM SERVICE TECH Volunteer to help with zoom services.
Contact Jamie Twidale at jamiet@neofusion.net

Spiritual Growth

*SUNDAY SERVICES are on Zoom at 10:30. The link is automatically sent out to Members and Visitors every Saturday. If you don’t receive an email, please contact Shannon Oatway at the church office: communications@victoriaunitarian.ca
*Sermons Archive on our website: https://victoriaunitarian.ca/our-programs/sunday-services/
*SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets monthly on the 1st Sunday, In person & Zoom
Contact Nancy Dobbs: nandobbs@telus.net
*MEDITATION GROUP meets Saturdays for Tibetan Buddhist meditation.
Contact Earle Anthony 250 592-4831 or earleanthony@shaw.ca
*CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS our programs for children and youth encourage exploration of values, respect for diversity, and connection to the interdependent web of life. Children and youth develop a sense of wonder and awe through stories, music, art, nature-based learning. Inclusion, communication, and healthy relationships are at the core of all we do. Contact Anna Isaacs, anna@victoriaunitarian.ca
*CURRENT PROGRAMS https://victoriaunitarian.ca/children-youth/

Social Activism

*OUTREACH Contact Evelyn Peters, Evelyn.Joy.Peters@outlook.com
*GREATER VICTORIA ACTING TOGETHER (GVAT) is up to some good
https://www.gvat.ca/ 
*ACTION COMMITTEES Healing our World. Truth & Reconciliation, Environment Action Team, Child Haven Contact Evelyn Peters, Evelyn.Joy.Peters@outlook.com
*SOCIAL MEDIA Post your ideas to our FUCV FACEBOOK GROUP and Follow us on our CHURCH FACEBOOK Page, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

To Download a PDF of the Exploring Membership Brochure click here: Exploring Membership Brochure_Oct 2022 

Curious about Unitarian Universalism and our Congregation at 1st Unitarian?

Just Visiting the Unitarian Community and want to know more?

Please fill out and submit the Visitor Form below:

(The Membership Form is beneath this Visitor Form)

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:

Membership Form. Fill out the form below. Submit the form and a financial pledge or contribution to the office. Your name will be read into the membership records at the next board meeting. Voting privileges commence 60 days after and you will be recognized at the next New Member Ceremony.

 

We are so glad you have found us and we are looking forward to getting to know you.

Sunday Services

Join us online at 10:30 a.m. for the Sunday worship service. Send an email after 9 a.m. Sunday to obtain the entry code. You can connect by phone or online.