Pub Theology: Beer, Conversation, and God  1st Tuesday of the month, 7:15pm Starting October 3rd, 2017 'till June Come with your own questions, stories, and wonderings, to listen and share with open minds and open hearts. No "right answer" provided... just good conversation, about things that matter, with good people, over a drink with Rev. Michelle. Pub Theology is held at  The Penny Farthing Pub , 2228 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC ( map ). Never miss a night -  click to   follow the details on OAK BAY PUB THEOLOGY MEET UP

Pub Theology: Beer, Conversation, and God
1st Tuesday of the month, 7:15pm
Starting October 3rd, 2017 'till June
Come with your own questions, stories, and wonderings, to listen and share with open minds and open hearts. No "right answer" provided... just good conversation, about things that matter, with good people, over a drink with Rev. Michelle. Pub Theology is held at The Penny Farthing Pub, 2228 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC (map). Never miss a night - click to follow the details on OAK BAY PUB THEOLOGY MEET UP

 
  Taize Worship  4th Sunday of the month, 7:30 pm  September to June Contemplative, candlelight chant, scripture, silence and prayer in the Oak Bay United sanctuary. A beautifully grounding and meditative experience. 

Taize Worship
4th Sunday of the month, 7:30 pm
September to June
Contemplative, candlelight chant, scripture, silence and prayer in the Oak Bay United sanctuary. A beautifully grounding and meditative experience. 

 
  Youth Group  Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month We gather year 'round! - on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month for fellowship and fun,  from 6-9pm and the occasional Saturday afternoon. On Sunday mornings during the school year, we gather in the Youth room at Oak Bay United. Come on Fridays, Sundays, or both; we'll be glad you came, and hope you are too!  Click here for more information on Youth at Oak Bay United Church.

Youth Group
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month
We gather year 'round! - on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month for fellowship and fun,  from 6-9pm and the occasional Saturday afternoon. On Sunday mornings during the school year, we gather in the Youth room at Oak Bay United. Come on Fridays, Sundays, or both; we'll be glad you came, and hope you are too! Click here for more information on Youth at Oak Bay United Church.

  Prayer Shawl Ministry  Prayer Shawl Ministry is a tangible way of offering the support, love and comfort of Oak Bay United Church as a part of Pastoral Care.  The shawls are knitted or crocheted at home with prayers and concern for those who may receive them.  The shawls are brought to the office, blessed in worship and distributed at the discretion of Rev. Michelle.  If you would like to offer your care, gifts and skills through this ministry and would like more information, please contact Barb Foster at 250-598-5200 or Helen Waddell at 250-592-4024.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry is a tangible way of offering the support, love and comfort of Oak Bay United Church as a part of Pastoral Care.  The shawls are knitted or crocheted at home with prayers and concern for those who may receive them.  The shawls are brought to the office, blessed in worship and distributed at the discretion of Rev. Michelle.  If you would like to offer your care, gifts and skills through this ministry and would like more information, please contact Barb Foster at 250-598-5200 or Helen Waddell at 250-592-4024.

 
  Healing Pathway Ministry  Healing Pathway is an accessible way to develop skills for offering healing to yourself and to others. The training uses a meditative, energy-based experiential approach. A United Church ministry, Healing Pathway was developed from the American Holistic Nurses Association’s Healing Touch. The Healing Pathway practice groups meets once per month. If you are curious about or interested in this ministry, please talk to Rev. Michelle.    

Healing Pathway Ministry
Healing Pathway is an accessible way to develop skills for offering healing to yourself and to others. The training uses a meditative, energy-based experiential approach. A United Church ministry, Healing Pathway was developed from the American Holistic Nurses Association’s Healing Touch. The Healing Pathway practice groups meets once per month. If you are curious about or interested in this ministry, please talk to Rev. Michelle. 

 

  Point of Grace Drop In Toddler Time and Sacred Circle  Tuesdays, 9:30-11am at Oak Bay United Church Point of Grace is for Babies to Pre-Schoolers, and their adults. It's held in the Children's Church room, right off the side door on Mitchell Street. Enjoy a cuppa with other mums, dads, nanas, aunties and caregivers, and time to give thanks for the gifts in our days. A simple snack, tea and coffee are provided. All are very welcome. Free. Visit us on Facebook for weekly updates and closures:   @OBUCpointofgrace

Point of Grace Drop In Toddler Time and Sacred Circle
Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
at Oak Bay United Church
Point of Grace is for Babies to Pre-Schoolers, and their adults. It's held in the Children's Church room, right off the side door on Mitchell Street. Enjoy a cuppa with other mums, dads, nanas, aunties and caregivers, and time to give thanks for the gifts in our days. A simple snack, tea and coffee are provided. All are very welcome. Free. Visit us on Facebook for weekly updates and closures:  @OBUCpointofgrace

 
  Men's Club Dinner  3rd Monday of the month, 6:30pm September to June All men are invited for regular evenings of  interesting conversation, good food, and fellowship. Gathers the third Monday of the month, at 6:30 pm, $10 donations for dinner.  Sign up in the Church office.

Men's Club Dinner
3rd Monday of the month, 6:30pm
September to June
All men are invited for regular evenings of  interesting conversation, good food, and fellowship. Gathers the third Monday of the month, at 6:30 pm, $10 donations for dinner.  Sign up in the Church office.

 
 
  Prayer Chain   The Prayer Chain is a ministry available to anyone who would like to request others to pray for them. The mechanism is simple; just call the person listed in the weekly Worship Sheet and request that the Prayer chain group include you in their prayers. Requests for prayers may be made on behalf of a third person, but only with their permission. Confidentiality is held in sacred trust. You provide the person in the bulletin with basic information. No need for any detail. That person insures others in the prayer chain receive the information. You will remain on the prayer chain for one week. Please call again if you want to remain on the chain. If you would like to become part of this ministry, contact Rev. Michelle.

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain is a ministry available to anyone who would like to request others to pray for them. The mechanism is simple; just call the person listed in the weekly Worship Sheet and request that the Prayer chain group include you in their prayers. Requests for prayers may be made on behalf of a third person, but only with their permission. Confidentiality is held in sacred trust. You provide the person in the bulletin with basic information. No need for any detail. That person insures others in the prayer chain receive the information. You will remain on the prayer chain for one week. Please call again if you want to remain on the chain. If you would like to become part of this ministry, contact Rev. Michelle.

  Slangspruit   Oak Bay United has a very special friendship with the children at  Slangspruit Primary School (SPS, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) , a rural school in an impoverished community in South Africa. Many children here eat only one meal a day, a meal in school that is provided by the government, but unfortunately lacks nutrition for growth and physical and mental development. In partnership with  Ukulapha Outreach Project ,  funds are sent to Carolyn Burns (founder and director), who lives in South Africa, to purchase nutritious food and ingredients and supervise the preparation of the food, that is served to the over 1,000 students at SPS. The food is cooked in huge vats in the school kitchen. Four special nutritious meals a year are provided: Easter Meal, Celebration Meal, Ubungane (Friendship) Meal and Christmas meal. For one meal in 2014, a Oak Bay United youth visited SPS to help Carolyn purchase the food to be cooked, spend time with the children in class, help prepare and cook the food, and serve the meal.

Slangspruit

Oak Bay United has a very special friendship with the children at Slangspruit Primary School (SPS, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa), a rural school in an impoverished community in South Africa. Many children here eat only one meal a day, a meal in school that is provided by the government, but unfortunately lacks nutrition for growth and physical and mental development. In partnership with Ukulapha Outreach Project,  funds are sent to Carolyn Burns (founder and director), who lives in South Africa, to purchase nutritious food and ingredients and supervise the preparation of the food, that is served to the over 1,000 students at SPS. The food is cooked in huge vats in the school kitchen. Four special nutritious meals a year are provided: Easter Meal, Celebration Meal, Ubungane (Friendship) Meal and Christmas meal. For one meal in 2014, a Oak Bay United youth visited SPS to help Carolyn purchase the food to be cooked, spend time with the children in class, help prepare and cook the food, and serve the meal.

  DISCIPLE Bible Study  is a 24 week bible study, with daily readings (about 15 min per day), and a weekly DVD based discussion group. This study takes the reader from Genesis through to the book of Revelation. It's a wonderful way to become familiar with the characters, stories and timelines of "the greatest story ever told". For more information about where and when, and to register, please contact the office, or Rev. Michelle.  

DISCIPLE Bible Study is a 24 week bible study, with daily readings (about 15 min per day), and a weekly DVD based discussion group. This study takes the reader from Genesis through to the book of Revelation. It's a wonderful way to become familiar with the characters, stories and timelines of "the greatest story ever told". For more information about where and when, and to register, please contact the office, or Rev. Michelle.