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.

Dec
17
Sun
Jim Rogers “What the stones remember”
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jim Rogers "What the stones remember"

Stonehenge has endured for 5,000 years. For centuries mankind has marveled at its
creation and wondered about its purpose. Only recently have some of the mysteries that
have shrouded these sites begun to be unravelled. Come, hear about these latest
findings as we attempt to look at this unique creation through the eyes of our Neolithic
ancestors and consider the relevance of their beliefs in our present world.

Dec
24
Sun
Amanda Tarling “Songs and stories of the season”
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Amanda Tarling "Songs and stories of the season"

Brought up in the Anglican tradition Amanda loved the Lessons and Carols Christmas services of her youth.  This morning Amanda will create a service in which the magic of storytelling is woven with songs from many winter traditions.  Come and celebrate the joy of the season through stories and music.

Dec
31
Sun
Amanda Tarling “Looking forward into a remarkable year”
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Amanda Tarling "Looking forward into a remarkable year"

New Year’s Eve is traditionally the time of making resolutions that we just can not end up keeping.  Come and join us as we think about new ways to begin the year.

Jan
7
Sun
Diana Smith “Who do we choose to be for these times?”
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Diana Smith "Who do we choose to be for these times?"

This homily explores the ‘new’ spirituality of the 21st century in the context of the threads of our lineage, exploring through both personal story and reflective analysis, what we don’t ever let go of in the face of the demands and distractions of our contemporary lives, where we turn to for support and inspiration, and who we choose to be for these times.

** Tickets for What does reconciliation mean to YOU? šxʷʔam̓ət (home) will be available for sale this Sunday for $15. For more details, or to purchase tickets online for $17, visit theatreforliving.com/present_work/sxwPamet/itinerary.html and this Victoria production is sponsored in part by First Unitarian Church of Victoria.

Jan
14
Sun
Curran Dobbs “A Starvin’ ‘Autist’ in Comedy”
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Curran Dobbs "A Starvin' 'Autist' in Comedy"

Curran Dobbs, an autistic comedian, discusses working in stand-up with a developmental disability.

Jan
21
Sun
Penelope Hagan “Dreams to remember”
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Penelope Hagan "Dreams to remember"

Night dreams, daydreams and future dreams. These are the stuff of the imagination, the subconscious, the collective unconscious and, many would argue, the unknown mystical realms. Whatever they are, dreams connect us with the right side of our brain, the intuitive illogical side that plays in amorphous shapes and fantastical non-realities. What you notice in your sleeping and waking dreams can impact your decisions, your relationships and your spirituality. Come on a journey into the Dreamtime, engage with dream symbology, and learn how you can use your dream life to wake up your sense of wonder, connection and meaning.

Penelope Hagan is an intuitive healer, writer, artist and musician living in Victoria. She enjoys nature, dancing, dreaming, singing, yoga, motherhood, and good cooking.

Jan
28
Sun
Paul Bramadat “The Rise of Cascadian Spirituality”
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Paul Bramadat "The Rise of Cascadian Spirituality"

While some look at nature in and around BC as simply beautiful, others routinely describe this place in deeply spiritual terms. It turns out that there are some distinctive features associated with the “bio-region” we inhabit. Join us today for a partly poetic and partly sociological reflection on space, place, and the sacred.

Paul Bramadat is Professor and Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria, and specializes in religion and public discourse, public policy, and public health.