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To Truly Love the Earth

The poet Denise Levertov writes, “But we have only begun to love the earth.” In this service, to honour Earth Day, Rev. Shawn Gauthier, of the Vancouver Unitarians, will invite us to reflect on what a deep and enduring love of the earth really requires … read more.

Who We Are

First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo is an inclusive growing religious community of over 75 members and friends. Drawn from all areas of central Vancouver Island, we meet for worship and community at Unitarian Hall in the city of Nanaimo. We welcome all who share our philosophy regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. We provide a full range of programs including: Sunday services, a children’s religious education program, a dynamic choir, open to all, and opportunities to meet in small and large groups for spiritual enrichment and fellowship.

Living our principles of social responsibility, we house and manage a low barrier shelter for unhoused people in Nanaimo in the lower floor of our building. Members are involved in numerous other social justice and environmental causes. 

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Environmental Action


Our members and friends have a deep interest in environmental action. We are particularly concerned about impacts of climate change on the world our children will inherit. Some folks have participated in marches for climate action and others have taken bold steps to reduce their personal carbon footprint.

For more information on current activities please visit the Environmental Justice pages

Children & Youth Activities


Every Sunday, the children start off the morning with their family in the sanctuary together. They listen to music and sing a song or two with everyone else. One child each Sunday is invited to light the Children’s Chalice along with an adult. After the Story for All Ages, the children are sung out and they go to their own room with their teacher. Near the end of the service they rejoin the congregation and sing our ending song “Carry the Flame”.

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