These small groups are open both to members of the congregation and to those comfortable with Unitarian-Universalism. Presumably, no one comes to a religious community just to join a committee or participate in corporate worship. Click any one of these for details:
The Spirituality Group
Spirituality Group members are currently meeting in person at someone’s home and also on Zoom from 2 pm to 4 pm on the first Sunday of the month. We maintain social distance in accordance with our church protocols on Covid 19.
The meeting format includes opening readings, expressions of joys and concerns through lighting of a candle, and a 15-minute silent meditation before a free-wheeling discussion on a mutually pre-chosen topic.
Spirituality Group members examine their own humanity in the context of our place within the great mystery, our relationship to each other and to nature, all the while acknowledging the “spirit” within. The goal is a gentle journey together towards deeper understanding.
Members develop trust, share deep personal stories and keep such things confidential. Everyone is most welcome.
The Depression & Anxiety Support Circle
A peer support group, membership and all information shared during Depression & Anxiety Support Circle meetings remain strictly confidential. Meetings are a mix of structured sharing and informal conversation, to provide a safe space, as well as foster a great deal of warmth and humour wherever it can be found, during our 90 minutes together.
For more information, or to put your name on our email list, please email John Tiffany (Tiff) (or 778-432-0881).
A burden shared is a burden lightened. Whether your struggle is situational or on-going, we extend a heart-felt welcome to anyone who would like to join us.
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
Led by Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Tara, the Tibetan Buddhist Meditation group meets every Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on Zoom.
Texts provided. Normally divided into two parts: the first half hour is for silent meditation, the second half is reciting from a text provided, the compassionate meditation practice called Chenrezig.
The second Saturday of each month is designed for beginners. We welcome donations to the teacher. Email Earle Anthony for more more information.
COVID has taught us many things and one of the more important lessons is the need to keep our bodies active and moving, preferably walking on one of the many beautiful trails of South Vancouver Island. The second important lesson is realizing the importance of hanging out with our fellow Unitarians.
So, let’s form a walking group called Monday Unitarian Walkers. This will be an inclusive group and we welcome ALL interested Unitarian members and friends who can walk steadily for 1-2 hours.
Starting on Jan. 3 we will meet at 9:25 am to start at 9:30 am. We will set up a Google list of walk leaders to take us on our Monday adventures. You will receive notice by the Saturday evening before the walk.