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.

Jim Hemstock “Healing a War: Reconciliation and Integration of Child Soldiers in Uganda”
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Uganda is recovering from a de-colonialization process that has disrupted traditional cultural governance and brought about a series of wars which were marked by extraordinary brutality. But wars end and stolen children return from battle. Can they find a home?

Amanda Tarling “Understanding Truth, Healing and Reconciliation through a memorable journey”
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Amanda Tarling “Understanding Truth, Healing and Reconciliation through a memorable journey"

Based on a day long experiential workshop this is a unique and powerful service in which Amanda will lead us in re-creating an ancient First Nations community and then allow history to unfold around us.  Come join us for an extraordinary and moving Sunday Service.

Janet Vickers “Infinite Power”
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Janet Vickers will read from her second trade book of poems – Infinite Power (Ekstasis 2016). Infinite power, in her eyes “is not a zero sum game but a journey / a stone thrown in a lake”. The danger of our age is that we have lost contact with that power, made it something to possess like a personal bank account. In writing these poems she hopes for a reconnection to that sacred universal relationship.

Misty “Raincoast Conservation Foundation: Protecting Habitat”
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Raincoast Conservation Foundation was our September Capital Connects recipient. Hear about their work on salmon conservation and how salmon are a foundation species for BC’s coastal ecosystems. Helping to conserve them fits into Raincoast’s big picture goals to protect the magnificent predator-prey relationships that exist on BC’s coast, especially regarding grizzly bears.

Dr. Dana L. SEaborn “Going Home: Thoughts on aging and dying”
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The start of church year is traditionally ‘Homecoming Sunday’ in UnitarianUniversalist churches. As we age, we come closer to what’s been called the final homecoming. How do we as UUs deal with the challenges of old age? Can we view death with equanimity? Dana Lynn Seaborn will share the wisdom of our predecessors, as well as some entertaining stories and irreverent thoughts.