the Way of Love: Bless
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For the week of Sunday, October 7, 2018 

NOTE: the Good LIfe marathon will be running right by our church! Plan to leave earlier, park a little farther away, or walk or bus to church this Sunday :)
"Every day is a day of Thanksgiving!"

This Sunday we will worship with All Ages together, as we continue our series called, "The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centred Life",

The practice we'll be exploring this week is "BLESS: Share faith and unselfishly give and serve".

On this Thanksgiving Sunday, we gather in gratitude for all the ways we have been blessed by God. And, we come to ponder the ways we are commissioned and equipped to bless others, in our living.

In the story of our faith, we'll hear Jesus sending his disciples out to bless others, in Luke 9:1-6.  Jesus called his disciples to give, forgive, teach, and heal in his name. How are we empowered by the Spirit to bless those we meet? How are we called to practice generosity and compassion? How do we proclaim the Good News of God in our words, as well as our actions, as we invite others to the Way of Love? 

We are also celebrating World Wide Communion this Sunday. First begun in 1933, it is a beautiful way to remind ourselves of the worldwide movement of disciples that we belong to, and to pray for Christians around the world as we attempt to walk and live the Way of Love. 

Of course, there will be spirited singing, heart-felt prayer, warm hospitality, and the company of others on the way.

See you in church!

~ Rev. Michelle 


This Week in Our Children and Youth Ministries...

This week we will all worship together!

Our age-specific children and youth Sunday ministries are offered again next

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 7th Worship & Song Sheet

What's happening in the church this week:

Monday, October 8: 
5 pm - FamJam Supper
7 pm - SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus

Tuesday, October 9:
9:30 am - Point of Grace Playgroup
9:30 am - Memory Plus*
5:30 pm - Victoria Choral Society*
7:15 pm - Pub Theology

Wednesday, October 10:
9:00 am - Thrift/Annex sorting
1:00 pm - Bible Study
7:00 pm - The Chorus*
8:00 pm - Corpus Veritas AA*

Thursday, October 11:
1:30 pm - Seniors Friendship Tea
7:00 pm - Worship Choir

Friday, October 12:
10:00 am - Thrift Shop/Annex open!
11:00 am - AA Oak Bay Recovery
6:00 pm - Youth Group

(* 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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