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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:
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.
Please email Nancy Dobbs: email@example.com for the Zoom Link.
Depression & Anxiety Support Circle
We are a confidential peer-led support group. Weekly zoom meetings are a mix of structured sharing and informal conversation, to provide a safe space, as well as foster 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 Pat: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lies: email@example.com
Song Circle and Zoom Sing
Coordinators: Nancy Dobbs and Jewel Spooner
Fridays from 1:30-2:30
SONG CIRCLE: Everyone welcome to hybrid format singing in the Sanctuary and on Zoom. Two Fridays a month- 1:30-2:30. Check the newsletter, E-weekly or contact Nancy Dobbs for the schedule. Led by Nancy Dobbs and Jewel Spooner with tech support from Bernhard Spalteholz. Our Song Circles are Informal, relaxed, with a campfire vibe… songs of peace and joy; familiar, new, folk, world songs, lighthearted, chants…all with words provided.
Please email Nancy Dobbs firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and/or a Zoom link.
All members, friends, and newcomers may join a Neighbourhood Group. Groups meet monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly and, sometimes, occasionally.There are no rules to join, no tests to pass. All you have to do is live in one of the neighbourhoods.
If you don’t know which group could be yours, please phone the office, 250-744-2665. to find out more please visit this link: https://victoriaunitarian.ca/program/neighbourhood-groups/
Monday Unitarian Walkers
We need to keep our bodies active and moving, preferably walking on one of the many beautiful trails of South Vancouver Island. And it’s great fun hanging out with our fellow Unitarians.
So join us, the Monday Unitarian Walkers, an inclusive group which welcome ALL interested Unitarian members and friends who can walk steadily for 1-2 hours.
Embodied Soul Celebrations
Circle Dance is an ancient tradition common to many cultures to mark special occasions and strengthen community. Sacred Circle Dances are moving meditations that integrate mind, body, and spirit to music from around the world. No previous experience or partners are needed, all dances are simple and taught — if you can walk, you can dance!
Equinox and Solstice Rituals enrich life and aid spiritual development. They honour the start of each season and serve as focal points for individuals and communities, strengthening connections with dimensions of self, other, sacred forces, and Nature. They commonly include times of silent introspection, exuberant expression, and vocal interaction.
Dia de los Muertos is a widely celebrated Nov 2nd pre-conquest Mexican tradition of honouring the deceased and reflects the indigenous belief that death is a continuance of life in another dimension.