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.

Apr
30
Sun
Murray Enkin “Myth from the Ice Age to Mickey Mouse”
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Myths make the glue that has held humankind together since the Agricultural Revolution. Do the myths of today really, really, differ from the myths of then?

May
7
Sun
Elizabeth Atchison “The Inclusive Community”
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Elizabeth Atchison "The Inclusive Community"

What is it about this community that makes it so important to you and me? Let us think about this together.

May
14
Sun
Don Vipond “Not wanted on the voyage”
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Don Vipond "Not wanted on the voyage"

Before the days of easy trans-ocean flights, the way to travel was on great ships. Even luxury staterooms couldn’t handle all of the trunks of stuff rich people want with them, so some trunks got labeled, “Not wanted on the voyage” and disappeared into the hold. What if that label was applied to people? In fact, we do it all the time. Every time we look away from someone crouched on the sidewalk, with their dog beside them and a hat inviting hand-outs, we tell them “not wanted on the voyage.” Specifically, we tell them “YOU are not wanted on the voyage.”

 

 

May
21
Sun
Mary Lynch & Susan Gage “Engaging in Guatemala”
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn about the challenges and rewards of working with another culture. Four women from Vancouver Island have been working in Guatemala for the past 11 years trying to make a real difference in the lives of Mayan families in the beautiful but impoverished communities around Lake Atitlan.

ICOAtitlan works with villagers on projects which emphasize sustainability, education and health. More info at www.icoatitlan.blogspot.com

May
28
Sun
Rabbi Shimon Moch “Love thy neighbour as thyself”
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Rabbi Shimon Moch "Love thy neighbour as thyself"

Among the sources of the UU living tradition are Jewish and Christian teachings about God’s love. How can we integrate ancient lessons into 21st century living?

Rabbi Shimon Moch is a leader of Kolot Mayim Reform Temple, a spiritual home for Victoria’s liberal Jews to worship, study Torah, and observe Jewish sacred times together