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
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 the play “What does reconciliation mean to YOU? – šxʷʔam̓ət (home)“, showing on the evenings of Jan. 19 and 20, 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. 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.

Feb
4
Sun
Greg Greenway “Marching in the Arc of Justice”
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Greg Greenway "Marching in the Arc of Justice"

In March of 2015, 500 UU’s attended the Marching in the Arc of Justice Conference in Birmingham, AL as a part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Selma Voting Rights action – the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and subsequent march to Montgomery. Two UU’s, James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo, lost their lives there in 1965, defining our commitment to social justice then and challenging UU’s today to carry our principles beyond the walls of our churches. In addition to discussing his experience in Birmingham, Greg will perform some of his music. Many of his songs include race and love as common themes.

Greg Greenway is an accomplished singer-songwriter from the U.S. whose passion for social justice frequently brings his words and music to UU congregations. He has been part of the musical trio Brother Sun with another friend of Capital UU, Joe Jencks.