the Way of Love: Go
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"What next?"  

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 "Go: Cross boundaries, listen deeply, and live like Jesus".

In the last five weeks, we've focused on Turning to God, Learning from Scripture, Praying regularly, Blessing others and Worshipping regularly. 

What next? This profound question, which usually comes unbidden into our lives at the most inopportune time, brings with it friends. Who am I to be able to face this time? What is the next step that needs to be taken?

This week we shall engage the story of Jesus appearing to the disciples as told in John 20:19-23. A key phrase that Rev. Keith Howard wonders about is this: As (God the) Father has sent me, so I send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit…” 

Are this call and commission too big, too small or irrelevant?

This Sunday these questions will poke at us as we gather in worship. There will be music, laughter, tears and the possibility of a new orientation towards abundant life.

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 Karla and Frances, Children's Church will be led by Reyna and Jasmine, 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 21st Worship & Song Sheet
What's happening in the church this  coming week:

MONDAY, October 22
7:00pm - SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus
TUESDAY, October 23
9:30am – Point of Grace Playgroup
9:30am – Memory Plus*
12:45pm – Homelearners Choir*
7:00pm – Victoria Choral Society*
WEDNESDAY, October 24
9:00am – Thrift/Annex Sorting
10:30am – Prayer Shawl Gathering
1:00pm – Bible Study
5:00pm – FamJam Supper
7:00pm – The Chorus*
8:00pm – Corpus Veritas AA*
THURSDAY, October 25
5:30pm – LGBTQ+ Potluck Gathering
7:00 pm – Worship Choir
FRIDAY, October 26
10:00am – Thrift Shop/Annex Open!
11:00am – AA Oak Bay Recovery*
5:30pm – Holy Halloween Party
5:30pm - Youth Group!
SATURDAY, October 27
1:00pm – Meta Campbell Memorial
SUNDAY, October 28
10:00am –Worship led by
Rev Michelle Slater, Rev. Keith Howard, Amy van Wensem
& Zach Burrill
2:00pm – Maureen Cook Memorial
7:30pm - Taize worship

(* 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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