Adult Programs – Lifelong Learning
Unitarians are diverse in our spiritual beliefs and united in our shared values. One of the seven principles affirmed by Unitarians is the need for a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” The adult programs offered by the CVUF seek to support members of the fellowship and of the broader community as we explore ways to grow deeper in our understanding of our own spirituality, and of our place in this world. Anyone interested in learning more about any of our programs is encouraged to contact the group’s facilitator through our admin assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soul Matters Group:
Facilitated by Rev. Meg Roberts, this group meets one Friday evening each month. Together, we practice guided spiritual reflection through sharing personal experiences in a supportive group that focuses on deeply listening to one another. It will be about our lives, how we live them, the things we struggle with, and the things that inspire us. New members are welcome and do not need to be a member of the Fellowship.
The men’s group started in 2013. It meets at members’ homes on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from September through June and informally through the summer. Topics include men’s, community and world issues, but the group’s main purpose is to share and explore our deeper male selves. We focus on feelings, intimacy and learning more about each other and ourselves. The group is open to new members (who identify as Unitarian), but it is not a drop in group. It requires a commitment to sharing honestly and to keeping the confidentiality of other members’ deeply personal stories. If you wish to become a member, two or more members will take you out for a coffee, share with you the group’s mission statement and ground rules, and generally familiarize you with the group’s culture. Then, if you wish to join, you will be invited to one of the next meetings when there is a topic and format that will be suitable for you and the group to get to know each other.
A Chalice Circle meets to discuss topics with a spiritual dimension which are of importance to the group. We will be forming a new group once sufficient numbers have signed up. New members are welcome and do not need to be a member of the Fellowship.
The book club meets every fourth Thursday from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Books chosen cover a wide range of topics. New members are always welcome – we are an informal, friendly group.
Sammi Stewart is the contact person for this group: SammiStewart@shaw.ca 250-339-0236.
Women’s Spirit Circle:
A Women’s Spirit Circle meets once a month to discuss the deeper levels of our spirit, and how we can feel connected to each other with that unique experience. Together we sing, share, meditate and grow in the changing season’s of our lives.
At this time, the two circles are full and we are starting another group this fall. To put your name on an interest list, fill in the Adult Lifelong Learning form below.
Workshops are offered periodically on a wide range of topics. Some examples include:
- The new climate change era
- Cakes for the Queen of Heaven
- Unplugging the Christmas Machine
- Story Telling and Intercultural Communication
- Reconciliation dialogue and interactive workshop