We are an extravagantly welcoming, inclusive and active community of faith.
Everyone - and we mean EVERYONE - is welcome in this home
Six times a year on Friday evening children bring their parents, grandparents, friends and family for active – and messy! – fun. We explore the Bible through creative activities, share a meal and celebrate with sacred stories and song. Kids love it! Dinner is provided. Join us – but be prepared to get messy!
And one day every summer we take Messy Church to the beach for Messy Beach Day.
We welcome ALL children and youth into our church and provide them with their own “Prayer Ground” – an area where they can sit together during the regular Sunday service.
Wondering Time is the time during the Sunday service when the children are the focus. It’s a time for them to listen to a Bible story or watch a video about a refugee child or take part in an interactive play.
Following Wondering Time the children and youth take part in programs designed especially for them.
We provide a number of activities for youth outside of regular Sunday services.
Our Awesome Peoples group is for kids in grades 4 to 6/7. They come together to explore faith and build community. Activities have included bowling, mini-golf and skating on the outdoor rink at Butchart Gardens.
The Youth Fellowship Group gets together once a month to build fellowship. Activities have included filling backpacks for the homeless at Our Place.
Youth at Cordova Bay United Church connect with youth on the Island through events like those at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake, regionally through Evolve and nationally through Rendez-Vous and General Council , the United Church’s national conference held every three years.
Cordova Bay United Church also connects with the UVic Campus Ministry