“So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder.
There will be time enough for running. For rushing. For worrying.
For now, stay. Wait.
Something is on the horizon.”
— Jan Richardson, from Night Visions: Searching the Shadows of Advent and Christmas
Preparing for the Mystery of Christmas
It's such a mystery! ... God slipping into the world in the form of a tiny baby - gently shifting our hearts and minds, inviting us to love tenderly and graciously, patiently and generously. These are not always easy things. Over the four Sundays of Advent, Oak Bay United's Sunday Worship & Song makes space to reflect on the gifts of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love - preparing our hearts for the transforming energy of Jesus' presence in our lives and the world.
Welcoming you for Advent
Below is the picture we placed in our community's newspaper, the Oak Bay News. Our picture highlights some of the very special gatherings being offered at the church over the month of December. It is a warm and sincere invitation to join us! Come when you can, just as you are.
Details of our usual, ongoing church and congregational events (Youth Group, Prayer Shawl Knitters, Men's Club, Wellness Group, and much) are on the church Calendar: Oak Bay United Upcoming Events. Also, click on 'Ministries' tab in the menu bar to jump to our specific group pages.
Wondering what to expect when coming to Oak Bay United? Here's some information that help you get your bearings.