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.

Amanda Tarling “The curse of living in a digital world”
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Amanda Tarling "The curse of living in a digital world"

Staying deeply connected is in under threat! Technology is both a blessing and a curse; both linking us to the world while simultaneously reprogramming our brains. How do we navigate our digital lives and deepen our spirituality?

Chris Wulff – Stewards of Wonder and Awe
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chris Wulff - Stewards of Wonder and Awe

Wonder is the very first of our six UU sources, and where the other five are about knowledge in the head or tradition passed down by hand, that first source tells us to listen to our hearts, to the transcending experience of wonder. What happens when we fill our lives so full of doing, that we forget about the very wonder of our being? How does our tradition, our community, serve to create, or simply recognize, moments of transcendence in the world around us?

Kym A. Hines – We are stronger than we know
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Kym A. Hines - We are stronger than we know

We need to build relationships with those people who are other to us or we become narrow. Privileges are merely rights taken from others. Let’s look beyond the social stigma that causes us to push others away.

Kym A Hines is a member of First Unitarian Church of Victoria. He is involved with various activist and social justice groups in Victoria including THAW Victoria, Rise and Resist, The Existence Project, newly forming Men With a Pulse support, education and action group. He is a co-parent, transgender, radical anarcho-feminist and a person disability who lives with complex post traumatic stress disorder.

Margot Lods – The Mysteries of First Century Christianity
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Margot Lods - The Mysteries of First Century Christianity

Ever since her theological studies, Margot has been intrigued by questions about how the first-century church developed after the crucifixion of Jesus. In this talk, she will share some of these mysteries and a few speculations, but does not promise any definitive answers.

Margot Lods, a member of First Unitarian Church of Victoria, now self-identifies as a spiritual humanist. But for many years, she was a liberal Christian and still considers those days as an important part of her life’s spiritual journey. She holds a theological degree from Trinity College, Toronto, and served as Dean of Studies at the Anglican Women’s Training College, where she lectured in New Testament and Systematic Theology.

June Fukushima – A path of peace
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
June Fukushima - A path of peace

“This is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness and who knows the path of peace…”

These words start a list of instructions given by the Buddha 2500 years ago to a group of agitated, frightened forest-dwelling disciples. What can we take from these teachings as we grapple with personal and societal confusion, anger, and greed? June will share the instructions and lead a short guided loving kindness meditation.

June Fukushima has been dedicated to a spiritual and healing path integrating mind, body and spirit for close to 30 years. She is a lifelong student of Buddhist mindfulness and meditation practices. June is trained in Somatic Experiencing®, a body-based approach to resolving trauma and is a Registered Counselling Therapist in Saanich, BC. June`s website