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.

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 Unitarian-Universalist 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.

Frank Bowie “Life lessons from across the millennia: The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius”
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

His private thoughts, both simple and sincere, are still a goldmine for modern humanity.

Ben Dolf “How then shall we live?”
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From time to time, we reflect on where we stand and where we want to go. But right away we run into a common obstacle: if a new path were obvious, we would have chosen it long ago. Ben Dolf will attempt to bring some new perspectives in the hope of opening new horizons. These may enable us to take a fresh look at how people and organisations of goodwill can support each other and the community in the coming years of upheaval and uncertainty.

Peter Scales “The Conversation Project”
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Conversation Project helps people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty and uncertain. It’s time to transform our culture so we shift from not talking about dying to talking about it. It’s time to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives. And it’s time to communicate about the kind of care we want and don’t want for ourselves. The place for this to begin is at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people we love, before it’s too late.