Worship

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 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.

A contemplative Taize service:  The focus of Taizé worship is the music. A few words or phrases sung over and over again give the singing a meditative character. The songs are not meant to be sung as hymns but, rather, as a series of prayers and do not require any singing talent or experience. The repetition allows the words to become a prayer of the heart. In between the Christian chants and short sacred readings, silence is observed for periods of 5 to 7 minutes. The intent of the silence is to make oneself available to the presence of the spirit that resides within. There are no sermons or particular formal meditative techniques involved.

The Taize service is sponsored by Comox United Church and the Unitarian Fellowship. It meets the fourth Saturday of every month at 5:00 pm for about 45 minutes total in the large downstairs room accessed by the door off the lower parking lot.

ONE WORLD CHANT AND MEDITATION: 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.

The gathering meets in the main hall from 5:00-5:45 pm the 2nd Saturday of each month year round. It is sponsored by Comox United Church, the Comox Unitarian Fellowship, and Unity Comox Valley Spiritual Centre.

In addition to seating, the venue has open floor space for prayer rugs and kneeling benches. For more information, call 250-339-3966.

 

Gratitude Letter Writing Circle:  Would you enjoy quiet time with others, writing a personal letter of gratitude to someone or something in your life, past or present? In our first two sessions, we had a beautiful, gentle time together of writing and then connecting. Bring your preferred writing instruments, or borrow ours. All are welcome; please invite friends and neighbours who may enjoy this. This event wraps up fifteen minutes before One World Chant, for those who wish to participate in both. Some participants get together for dinner after both, and you are welcome to join for that as well. Details at: https://communitybuilder.wixsite.com/gratitude  For more information, please email [email protected] or call Joanne Wiens at 250-941-1598.

 World Day of Prayer: All are invited to this ecumenical worship service written by women of Zimbabwe, held at Comox Pentecostal Church on Guthrie, Friday, March 6 at 1;00 p.m.

Members of the church are encouraged to participate as greeters, ushers, and scripture readers.

A fellowship time is held in the church hall after Sunday morning worship, serving Fair Trade tea and         coffee.

Hearing assist headphones are available from the Sound Booth.