Service Schedule


Nothing is set in stone, and this calendar is subject to change.

Services in 2020:

January 11 – Makar Sankranti and the Return of the Sun

January 25 – World Religion Day with Bijan Adlparvar (watch the sermon on YouTube here)

February 8 – The History of Vancouver: An Indigenous and Intercultural Story with Lauren Sanders (watch the talk on YouTube here)

February 22 – Honoring Losar: The Tibetan New Year with Daniel Francis and Lisa Kaminsky (watch the talk on YouTube here)

March 7 – The Joy of Holi with Nirmalya Das (watch the talk on YouTube here)

In light of physical distancing now in effect, we will hold our services virtually via Zoom until further notice. You can connect with us and receive our bi-weekly email newsletter which gives additional information here.  All are welcome!

March 21 – Global Renewal and the Spring Equinox with Cathy Merchant (Zoom recording of service here)

April 4 – Our Annual Passover Seder with Susan Partnow (Zoom recording of service here)

April 18 – Easter: Coming Back to Life with Jean and Steven Ward (Zoom recording of service here)

May 2 – Maidyozarem Gahanbar: The Zoroastrian Spring Festival with Firdosh Mehta 

May 16 – Ascension Day: Then and Now with Dr. Eloecea (Zoom recording of service here)

May 30 – Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr with Sister Jaminah Shannon (Zoom recording of service here)

June 13 – Remembering Guru Arjan with Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning (Zoom recording of service here)

June 27 – National Indigenous Peoples Day with Reverend Mary Fontaine and Elder Dorothy Visser (Zoom recording of service here)

July 11 – The Life and Death of the Báb with Harold Rosen (Zoom recording of service here)

July 25 – Hajj: A Time of Spiritual Pilgrimage with Sheikh Nasir Zaidi (Zoom recording of service here)

August 8 – Enjoying the Harvest: A Lughnasadh Celebration with Patrick McKenna (Zoom login:; Meeting ID: 873 5464 9655)

August 22 – The Inner Work of Anti-Racism with Siddika Jessa and Cathy Merchant

September 5 – Two Years Together with Cathy Merchant

September 19 – Honouring Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

October 3 – The Beauty of Jainism (Jain)

October 17 – Decolonizing Thanksgiving (Indigenous)

October 31 – Celebrating Samhain (Wiccan)

November 14 – The Joy of Diwali (Hindu)

November 28 – A Day of Remembrance for our Trans Sisters and Brothers

December 12 – The Awakening of the Buddha (Buddhist)

December 26 – A Child is Born (Christian)

Do you have a festival that you really want to celebrate or something from your own tradition that you would like to share with the rest of us? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please tell us more about it at