the Way of Love: Rest
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"I Don't Have Time to Live!"  


This Sunday, we continue our fall sermon series, The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centred Life. The practice we're exploring this week is "Rest: Receive the gift of God's grace, peace and restoration", through the story of God's creation of the world in Genesis 1:1-2:4a.

Most of our calendars fill up before we are even aware. With children, grandchildren, work, volunteering, appointments and the dreaded "Unforeseen", life whips past.

In the Christian understanding, Sabbath is intended as a gift. Can we receive it as a blessing or is the Sabbath another thing we can only partially manage?

This Sunday we shall peel back the wrapping and have a closer look.

See you in church on Sunday!

~ Rev. Michelle and Rev. Keith

This Week in Our Children and Youth Ministries...

Our age-specific children and youth Sunday ministries are offered this Sunday! We gather at 10am for prayer, song, sacred story, reflection and response (for about 20 minutes), before being invited to move to separate places and ways of being together.

Preschool Church will be led by Susanne and Frances, Children's Church will be led by Reyna and Pam, and Youth Church will be led by Zach.

More details about our fab children and youth ministry are here. Check the church calendar for our youth events, and check out our general youth group page here.
Click for the October 28th Worship & Song Sheet
What's happening in the church this  coming week:

MONDAY, October 29
10:00am – Halloween Bridge Luncheon
7:00pm - SingYourJoy Chorus
TUESDAY, October 30
9:30am – Point of Grace Playgroup
9:30am – Memory Plus*
12:45pm – Homelearners Choir*
WEDNESDAY, October 31
9:00am – Thrift/Annex Sorting
1:00pm – Bible Study
8:00pm – Corpus Veritas AA*
THURSDAY, November 1
7:00 pm – Worship Choir
FRIDAY, November 2
10:00am – Thrift Shop/Annex Open!
11:00am – AA Oak Bay Recovery*
SATURDAY, November 3
10:00am - Thrift Shop/Annex Open!
5:00pm – Monterey Centre Drama Group Rehearsal
SUNDAY, November 4
10:00am –Worship & Song, with communion,
led by Rev Michelle Slater, Rev. Keith Howard,
Christine Chepyha & Zach Burrill
7pm – Sing Your Joy Movie Night

(* rental group)
Click for Oak Bay United's Online Calendar
We’re a progressive Christian community, eager to share God’s hospitality— that embraces you as you are, regardless of age, culture, gender, marital status, orientation, the state of your bank book, or the state of your faith. You are welcome, just as you are. Oak Bay United is hopping with Sunday and mid-week events, programs and ministries for children, families of all kinds, elders, and tons of community events and concerts too.   Find out more online, or come by—we’re at the corner  of Granite & Mitchell Streets, just up from Oak Bay Ave.
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