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 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.

October 6th, 2013: A Journey of the Heart by Elaine Head and Bruce Logan

BruceandElaine

Bruce Logan and Elaine Head will take us along on their Journey of the Heart to Vietnam, where Bruce served as a young officer during the war and where they now return annually to work with the Vietnamese to alleviate some of the devastating effects of this conflict. With slides to illustrate their stories, they will share with us the rewards of finding purposeful work in their retirement years.

October 13th, 2013: Discovery Circle with Amanda Tarling

Amanda Tarling

Our first and most challenging principle is; “The inherent worth and dignity of every person”. Is everyone inherently worthy?  Where is dignity lost? How can we follow our first Principle in difficult times?  The first in an eight homily series looking at our Unitarian Principles and Sources and our own spiritual practice.  Each of these eight services will feature a spiritual practice that is reflective of our seven principles.

What do you live by: the golden rule, the truth, spiritual principles, inner wisdom, direction from the divine or something else entirely?  This year join Amanda to delve deeply into Principles to live by.  Eight monthly worship services (October to May) designed to challenge and inspire.  Services will include practical ideas to carry the ideas into your own spiritual practice.

Everyone is welcome to come to any or all of the Discovery Circles scheduled.

Discovery services are led by Amanda Tarling of the Capital UU Congregation in Victoria BC.

 

October 20th, 2013: Sacred Singing with Barbara Slater

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!

October 27th, 2013: Samhain with Angela Flegel and Daniel Van Koughnett

Angela and Daniel

Samhain (pronounced sow-when) is an ancient Celtic festival, beginning at dusk on October 31,  that marks one of eight solar festivals in the Wiccan calendar or “Wheel of the Year”. The celebration has been adopted by the Christian church as All Saints Day, and by secular society as Halloween.

Samhain was one of the most important of the Celtic solar festivals. It marked the end of summer ( the word is literally translated as “summer’s end”), and the beginning of the new year. The ancient Celts believed that the “veil between worlds” was thinnest at this time, and that loved ones who had previously passed over could be reunited for the day with those still living.

Samhain today is celebrated by Wiccan and other neo-Pagans in much the same way. It is a time to look forward to the coming winter rest, to celebrate the end of the harvest, and to remember and commune with those loved ones who have passed over.

November 3rd, 2013: Discovery Circle with Amanda Tarling

Amanda Tarling

Following on from our First Principle the second states: “Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”.  Let’s get to the bottom of what justice and equity really mean. Furthermore being a part of a religious community provides a platform and an opportunity for us to deepen compassion. Do we take this opportunity? How do we live this second principle every day? The second in an eight homily series looking at our Unitarian Principles and Sources and our own spiritual practice.  Each of these eight services will feature a spiritual practice that is reflective of our seven principles.

What do you live by: the golden rule, the truth, spiritual principles, inner wisdom, direction from the divine or something else entirely?  This year join Amanda to delve deeply into Principles to live by.  Eight monthly worship services (October to May) designed to challenge and inspire.  Services will include practical ideas to carry the ideas into your own spiritual practice.

Everyone is welcome to come to any or all of the Discovery Circles scheduled.

Discovery services are led by Amanda Tarling of the Capital UU Congregation in Victoria BC.

 

November 10th, 2013: A Year in Bhutan Where Less is More with Martin Thorn & Tara Hollingsworth

Tara and Martin

This service will focus on the volunteer teaching experiences of our guest speakers with Bhutan Canada Foundation in Bhutan.  Tara and Martin would like to share some of their experiences living at 3400m in the Bumthand Valley in central Bhutan and teaching at a school of one Canadian and 45 Bhutanese teachers!

November 17th, 2013: Sacred Singing with Barb Slater

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!