Worship Services in the church building resumed on September 12th! Services will continue to be recorded and will be available on this website, on the Home Page and on the Virtual Services page.

 

In non-Covid times, Worship services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am.   Communion services are held once each month - watch our website, or check our e-mail bulletin regularly.    If you aren't on our weekly e-mail bulletin list, you are welcome to contact the office ([email protected]) to request that you be added.

All ages are welcome in our worship services, with childcare available for toddlers and pre-schoolers, and programing provided for children and youth.

 

Queer Vespers

Every last Sunday of the month

Comox United Church presents Queer Vespers (via Zoom)

“Queer” is a word that means odd, unexpected, surprizing, and maybe unsettling. It also has come to refer to people who experience romantic attraction or gender identity in ways that are uncommon. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, intersexed, two-spirited, asexual or just questioning can give a person a “queer” perspective on love, gender, life, and spirituality.

The Bible gives us a rich tapestry of images, stories and poetry that reflects the many ways that people have struggled to express their relationship with the Divine. Many people who identify as “queer” have been turned off or turned away from claiming this heritage as their own, and from finding community in the quest for God.

Queer Vespers is a new ministry of the Comox United Church, by and especially for queer people and others who want to explore the Bible from new, queer perspectives. In this sacred time we will bring our whole selves to prayer, music, and selections from the Bible.

Each month there will be a short explanation of where a piece of scripture comes from, who it was written for, and what was going on at the time. In the safety of a moderated virtual space, participants will be invited to “queer” the Bible reading by exploring it in light of their own lives—how it may explain, inspire, challenge, or express something that they know, too, through experience.

Queer Vespers is held via a Zoom connection on the last Sunday of the month, from 7 pm to 8:30. Find the Zoom link by going to the Events page of this website.We are led by Serena Patterson, with support from the Rev. Keltie VanBinsbergen. 

 

ONE WORLD CHANT AND MEDITATION:  This service continues via Zoom. If you would like to participate, please contact the church office so that you will be put on the list to receive an email to be able to access the Zoom meeting. 

This gathering consists of meditation periods, chants, and short readings from the various spiritual traditions. It is an opportunity to bring all the traditions together as a local expression of global unity. The intention is to provide space and time for the valley’s diverse voices to be united in the message of peace and healing. Whether one views the universal living energy as the Buddha nature, Allah, the Christos, the Great Spirit, Yahweh, Brahman, or by any other name – all are welcome.

For more information, call 250-339-3966.