Cordova Bay United Church, its hall and rooms are available for rent by community groups, organizations and businesses.
A number of groups currently rent space on a regular basis, including Island Health and Gentle Yoga. Other groups use the church to stage concerts. And every December The Victoria Bluegrass Association and The Sooke River Bluegrass Festival partner with Cordova Bay United to host John Reischman and the Jaybirds’ annual Christmas concert with some of the proceeds going to Our Place.
To inquire for facility specs, rates and availability please contact the church office at (250) 658-5911 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the COVID-19 pandemic Cordova Bay United Church is offering a weekly Sunday service online. Just click on the image below.
Reflections from Rev. Bill Cantelon
Read Rev. Bill Cantelon's reflection for Sunday May 24 here.
Read more reflections by Rev. Bill Cantelon and Nancy Walkerhere.
Reflections from Nancy Walker
Here is one for kids of any age. It's a story called Zero by Kathryn Otoshi and published by KO Kids Books.
To see more of Nancy's messages visit the Cordova Bay United Church YouTube Channel here.
Music from Dr. Garry Froese
This week's hymn is When We seek Language to PraiseYou, O God; Hymn No. 49 in More Voices United.
This hymn is intended firstly for members of the Sanctuary Choir and for anyone else who may have been harbouring secret thoughts of singing with the choir.
Since it looks as if it will be a while before we can sing together in person, please give this video and the accompanying PDF (here) a try. It will help keep your musical ear active!
This is an opportunity to learn the refrain for the Closing Hymn in the Sunday, May 17th recorded service, with an invitation to sing along with this new hymn at the 28-minute, 20-second mark on the video recording.
Do give it a try and let me know if this works for you and/or how we can improve the experience.
Do you have a request for a hymn? Just email Garry with the hymn you'd like to see him play in a future video.
To see more of Garry's music videos, visit our YouTube channel here
Flat Jesus Returns!
This is a project that reminds us that Jesus is with us wherever we are, not just when we come to the church building.
The first thing you need to do is print out a picture of Jesus. You can get the picture by clicking here. Then colour it. If you don’t have a printer, draw your own Jesus (stick figures work).
Then take pictures of Jesus with you in your daily lives…eating a meal, doing chores, going for walks…whatever you are doing.
Send the pictures to the office or post them on Facebook.
Remember, we are all connected by the love of Jesus.
The church office is closed to the public. However, office administrator Jane Shumka is working from home. You can contact her by email: email@example.com
Rev. Bill Cantelon, Nancy Walker (Minister of Children, Youth and Young Adults) and Music Director Dr. Garry Froese are also working from home. You can contact them by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Church and community programs are no longer available in the church building. Some church programs are moving online.
For example, the Prayer Ministry is meeting online every Monday at 10 am. If you would like to participate contact Sam Boehner at: email@example.com
Watch this space for further information about church programs available online.