Who we are

Capital Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a vibrant lay-led UU community in the James Bay neighbourhood of Victoria, BC, Canada.

We welcome you, whoever you are, whatever religious belief, tradition, gender, race, sexual orientation or age you represent.  We hope that our time together will enhance in all of us a feeling of fellowship and love, help us maintain peace of mind, and bring wisdom and the joy of caring and sharing.

Our mission is to build an inclusive, evolving, liberal religious community which offers a safe, supportive, stimulating environment to those who feel the need for spiritual growth.  Many of us enjoy discussing the moral philosophical issues of the day!

Sunday Services

Our Sunday services are held at 10:00am every Sunday, in the James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies Street. [more info and map] A children’s program is available during the service. Refreshments follow at 11:00am, then an open forum for discussion of the service is held from 11:30am – 12:15pm.

Feb
26
Sun
Charles Card “Caring for Victoria’s most vulnerable children and their care-givers: the story of MiMi’s House.”
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Charles Card "Caring for Victoria's most vulnerable children and their care-givers: the story of MiMi's House."

MiMi’s House is a small residential care facility in Saanich that provides short-term care to children with severe cognitive and physical impairments, allowing their families to obtain a brief respite from the challenges and demands of providing for their children’s on-going care.   The story of MiMi’s House, from the crisis that led to it’s creation nearly 14 years ago to the provision of care that continues today, will be told by Charles Card, one of the founding directors of Children’s Respite Support Society, a small charitable organization that works to augment the respite care given at MiMi’s House.

 

Mar
5
Sun
Peter Scales ““Continuity and Change” “
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Peter Scales "“Continuity and Change” "

Our congregation’s first service was 21 years ago. What has changed and what are we still doing the same? This is a time to envision the future of our community.

Mar
12
Sun
Don Hume “Reflections of a drug addict”
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Following retirement from ministry in the United Church, Don became addicted to illegal drugs. He shares his reflections on addiction and recovery.

Mar
19
Sun
Faye Mogensen “Transforming the World, One Story at a Time”
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Faye Mogensen "Transforming the World, One Story at a Time"

When chosen with care and respect, stories can guide, heal, inspire and even transform us. Come celebrate World Storytelling Day and Faye’s book Ancient Stories for Modern Times recently published by our UU Press Skinner House Books. Faye links personal journey with traditional wisdom tale in an exploration of our ever-changing relationships with nature, with one another and with ourselves.

Faye began storytelling in her 20’s. For over a decade, she has been sharing tales at the First Unitarian Church of Victoria, where she works as Director of Spiritual Exploration for Children and Youth. She puts a new spin on classic tales and weaves original stories full of mystery, humour, compassion and spirit. Her first book came out last year.

Mar
26
Sun
Bill Ross “Diplomacy Demystified…Perhaps”
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bill Ross "Diplomacy Demystified...Perhaps"

Learn the definition and history of diplomacy, how it generally works and the structure of diplomatic posts, what a typical Canadian Embassy is life, and hear a few stories.

Charles William Ross spent almost 35 years with Canada’s federal government and its diplomatic service, serving in the departments of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Industry Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. His assignments abroad took him and his family to Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Canberra, Perth, The Hague, Sao Paulo, and Bogota. Upon retirement he spent 5 years as the President of the Canadian Vintners Association, and several years as an international trade consultant.