“Sounds of Silence”: Tuesday, February 11 from 7pm-7:45pm

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IMG_0997Starting on  Tuesday, February 11, I’ll be trying something new–but actually, it’s old—really old—as in ancient. And everyone is welcome. 

Starting on Tuesday, February 11, I’ll be opening the sanctuary once a month from 7pm-7:45pm. I’ll be in there praying in silence.  

That’s right. The sanctuary will be open for silent prayer, meditation, contemplation, reading devotional works,  personal reflection or just to sit in a space that is quiet.

Why do that?!?!? 

Well, frankly, life is noisy, chaotic and full of distractions. Finding a quiet space is getting very difficult. We have a quiet space that can be shared with the community. Imagine: no laptops, no phones, no music, no gaming consoles, no human voices—NO STRUCTURE! Once a month, you can take a break from all of that.  Just come, sit and listen for the still, small voice of God in your head, heart and soul. Stay as long as you like–5 minutes, 11 or maybe even the full 45 without the pressure of having to talk to anyone else there. Use the time however you like–as long as you are silent. At the end of the 45 minutes, the candles will be extinguished to indicate that the time has come to an end.  

All are welcome, of course. And if you have any questions about this, just send me a message!


Valentine Tea: A Century-Old Tradition Returns

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Val tea 2014 PosterIf you’re from the area around the church or you had any connection to the United Church that used to be in Victoria Harbour then it’s likely you remember the Valentine Tea. 

If you have no idea what the Valentine Tea is all about, then let me just say, it’s something you have to experience…and you can do just that on Saturday, February 15 at the Oakwood Community Centre on 290 Park Street in Victoria Harbour—from 11:30am to 2:30pm. This is a UCW fundraiser: a free-will offering will be collected. Their hard work and dedication to this event is what makes it possible. 

See you there!



What’s Going On This Sunday? Epiphany!

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Experience Epiphany in two ways in ONE day! What is Epiphany, you may ask? Well, you’ll just have to come to Play and Worship on Sunday at Unity to find out.


Godly Play for Adults (although all ages are welcome) begins at 8:30a.m.: theme: “Epiphany”. I wonder what will happen? 

Our worship service begins at 10:00 a.m. We’ll be thinking about Epiphany and hearing about Matthew’s account of The Magi (a.k.a. The Wisemen). What makes that story important? What does it really say? 

We’ll also be saying a formal “Goodbye!” to 2013 and celebrating the hope that is in 2014 during our Extinguishing of the Advent Candles and the Re-lighting of the God/Christ/Sprit Candle. So c’mon out for a relaxed time of sharing and worship in a relaxed community of faith! See you Sunday!