Calendar of events

Here you will find all of our congregation’s Sunday Services, Board and Committee meetings and other events. Use the calendar controls to see events for past or future dates. For a quick look at recent Sunday Services, click here!

Dec
3
Sun
Lisa Greenly “When life’s big questions get asked at Christmas”
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lisa Greenly "When life's big questions get asked at Christmas"

A Christmas story that reflects on the strength of the human spirit and speaks to the personal nature of the holidays.

Lisa is a gifted storyteller, and a pragmatic dreamer. She loves to weave together aspects of her open spirit, heart, and hands into an inclusive strategy for living life to its fullest.

Dec
10
Sun
Dar Gareau-Levy “Radical Acceptance and the Stigma of Difference”
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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 “Religion and Society”
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Paul Bramadat "Religion and Society"

Paul Bramadat is Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. He is interested in the intersections between secularism, religious radicalization, securitization, post-colonialism, and religious identity in contemporary Canada. Many of his research interests revolve around emerging understandings of religious, political and ethnic identities in rapidly evolving liberal democratic societies.