Past Events

Here are some of the Sunday Services we've had in the past - to give you an idea of the neat places we've been and special things that we do!

September 7th, 2014: Annual Pride Service with Amanda Tarling

Amanda Tarling

This morning I would like to explore the word “Pride” and why it was the word that was chosen to represent a movement.  Wikipedia says “Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. How do we wear our Pride personally, socially, politically, and how does Pride help define our  Spirituality.

Come join us for a Pride-filled Sunday service. Everyone is welcome.

September 14th, 2014: Fall Fair: NO SERVICE THIS SUNDAY

pumpkins

Traditionally we don’t have a Sunday service on the fall fair weekend – because we all love fall fair so much!

September 21st, 2014: Our Monthly Unitarian Singing Service

Barbara Slater

Our first singing service of the new season!

In our family-friendly sacred song circles, Barbara Slater teaches us chants from around the world, as well as a few simple songs from the Unitarian tradition. Any fan of Barbara’s Ubuntu song circles around the island are certainly welcome.

Uplifting :) Don’t miss it!

September 28th, 2014: Nanaimo Church Anniversary Celebration

October 5th, 2014: Amanda Tarling: “What is it to a Life of Purpose?”

Amanda Tarling

The second in our theme-based ministry asks us “What is it to life a life of Purpose?” During October we will be thinking about the purpose of our lives and our Fellowship.  Why do we exist, where are we going, how are we getting there, where will we be when we get there, where is there. Come join us as we cogitate and discuss the age old questions of existence and purpose.

October 12th, 2014: Russell McNeil: What Moves Us

What is it we share? This presentation, offers an (unofficial) “Letterman Top-10″ response. We see those through the lenses of ten of the “founders” of our Unitarian Universalist theological tradition(s). One answer, is founded on the ideas of founder Sophia Lyon Fahs, who taught the importance of embracing our “emotional impulses” – because such impulses often prompt people to be “religious.”  Another answer, credited to UU theologian James Luther Adams, taught that religious beliefs are reflected in “deeds, not words.” The eight other reasons reviewed in the talk are just as provocative – and moving.

October 19th, 2014: Our Monthly Unitarian Singing Service

Barbara Slater

In our family-friendly sacred song circles, Barbara Slater teaches us chants from around the world, as well as a few simple songs from the Unitarian tradition. Any fan of Barbara’s Ubuntu song circles around the island are certainly welcome.

Uplifting :) Don’t miss it!

September 15th, 2013: NO SERVICE – Fall Fair!!

Fall Fair

Traditionally we don’t have a Sunday service on the fall fair weekend – because we all love fall fair so much!

 

September 22nd, 2013: Sacred Singing with Barb Slater

Barbara Slater

Our first singing service of the new season!

In our family-friendly sacred song circles, Barbara Slater teaches us chants from around the world, as well as a few simple songs from the Unitarian tradition. Any fan of Barbara’s Ubuntu song circles around the island are certainly welcome.

Uplifting :) Don’t miss it!

September 29th, 2013: Angela Flegel and Daniel Van Koughnett–Wiccan Theology and Practice

Angela and Daniel

Wicca is a modern pagan religion that has roots in various ancient, pre-Christian, European religions. In this presentation we will explore the Wiccan worldview, the Wiccan beliefs regarding the nature of the Divine, and the Wiccan philosophy of living, and dying. We will also explore the Wiccan calendar of festivals, and Wiccan rituals and worship traditions.