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!

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.

Feb
11
Sun
David Merner “BC’s Proportional Representation Referendum”
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
David Merner "BC's Proportional Representation Referendum"

Learn more about the upcoming fall 2018 referendum on proportional representation from Fair Voting BC, a non-partisan society which works for fair voting systems for all elections held in BC. They support improvements in operating practices of elected bodies aimed at making government more representative, inclusive, transparent and accountable.

Feb
18
Sun
Peter Scales “Personal Reflections on Medical Assistance in Dying”
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Peter Scales "Personal Reflections on Medical Assistance in Dying"

Peter Scales was near his mother before, during and after her medically-assisted death (MAiD). MAiD presents families with blessings and burdens, some of which may surprise you.

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