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in person at 10 am (doors open at 9:30 am)
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anytime through our recorded program. Just click on the image below.
We offer a Sunday children's program called 'Spirit Kids'. The program begins with children and youth joining the rest of the congregation in the sanctuary before getting together in the youth lounge or outside.
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'Tis the season for angels
Every year Cordova Bay United Church supports the Angel Gift campaign for Our Place.
We provide gifts and Christmas greetings for those in Victoria';s inner city.
Often, these Angel Gifts are the only gifts Our Place members will receive at Christmas.
This year we have a goal of donating 75 gifts. To date we have committed to 60 gifts. Just 15 more needed to reach our goal!
Paralympian Jessica Tuomela inspires Ethel Wilson women
More than 20 women turned out for Tuesday's Ethel Wilson Women's Group monthly meeting to hear Jessica Tuomela speak about her amazing life.
Jessica was accompanied by her guide dog Brandy.
Jessica has been totally blind since she was three due to retinoblastoma -- cancer of the eye -- and has had both her eyes surgically removed. The chemotherapy following her surgery left her deaf in one ear.
But these challenges have not stopped this amazing young woman from achieving great things.
Jessica is a four-time paralympian. She represented Canada as a swimmer in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Paralympian Games. In 2000, she brought home a silver medal in the 50-metre freestyle S11 Class when she was just 17.
She retired from swimming in 2008, but in 2016 came out of retirement to take up the sport of paratriathalon.
In 2019, she captured bronze at the Paratriathalon World Championships. In 2021 she represented Canada at her fourth Paralympic Games when she took fifth in Tokyo.
In addition to her sporting accomplishments, Jessica has excelled in school. She became a Registered Massage Therapist, then moved to Scotland and obtained a Diploma in Performance Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.
She then earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
Jessica spoke to the women about the importance of "trust".
For instance, she must trust the opinion and guidance of others in so many things, like buying clothes. She must also trust her guide dog Brandy to not put her in danger.
Large crowd turns out to enjoy Cafe Book Sale and More
The Cordova Cafe Book Sale and More was a huge hit Saturday as churchgoers and community members turned out in droves looking for that perfect book, purse, scarf and piece of jewelry.
Afterwards, they filled the church hall and enjoyed a coffee and homemade goodies.
This cafe served a dual purpose: helping neighbours meet neighbours while raising funds for the church mission.
In the end, the Book Sale and More raised over $2,100.
Thanks to the Caring Team and their host of volunteers for doing such a terrific job!