The Psalms and the Life of Faith August Sermon Series

The Psalms have been treasured as the prayer book of the Bible and world spirituality for three-thousand years. This worship series on the Psalms moves through a selection in a way which reflects how the life of faith is actually experienced—from stability to crisis, and then through to new life. Join us throughout the month of August as we explore the life of faith as patterned by the Psalms in prayer, music and in song.

Psalm 1: “The Two Ways” with Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee, Sunday, August 2th

The first Psalm opens the whole book by affirming that there is a trustworthy, though surprising “Way” to live life abundantly.

Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee is the recently appointed Butler Chair professor of preaching and biblical interpretation at Vancouver School of Theology. Jason is an ordained minister in the Methodist Church USA and joins us all the way from North Carolina where he pastored Boone Methodist Church.

Psalm 113: “Psalms of Orientation” with Rev. Ryan Slifka, Sunday, August 9th

Psalm 113 affirms that life and the world are good, reliable and stable. The world is shot through with the divine and a place of awe and worthy of deep reverence.

Psalm 69: “Psalms of Disorientation” with Rev. Ryan Slifka, Sunday, August 16th

The psalms of disorientation admit that life is not as well-ordered as a simple naïve faith may pretend.

Psalm 27: “Psalms of New Orientation” with Rev. Ryan Slifka, Sunday, August 23rd

Psalms of new orientation see that life in the world is not safe, and is filled with heartache and danger. Yet, these Psalms trust in a brighter tomorrow based on past experiences.

Psalm 148: “Living in Praise and Trust” with Ingrid Hartloff Brown, Sunday, August 30th


The psalms as a whole are not meant primarily to be sung in worship. Rather, we are invited to come to worship in order that we might sing the songs in daily life. We may live lives of deep courage, conviction and hope in the face of life’s troubles.

Ingrid Hartloff-Brown was formerly Associate Pastor at Eagle Ridge United Church in Port Coquitlam, and is a candidate for Ministry in the United Church of Canada

Fourth Annual United Church Summer Day Camp

Comox United Church will be hosting the fourth annual United Church Summer Day Camp at Comox United from July 20th to 24th. Last year was a wonderful experience, and we look forward to another one!

The programme is designed for children ages 5 to 12 years old and will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. The cost is $10.00 per child for the week. Snacks will be provided; please bring your own lunch

The theme is “HEROES!” and children will meet five Biblical heroes (Moses and Joshua, Esther, David, Mary, and Jesus). These heroes will be explored through stories, music, art, games, and craft activities. Children learn how they can be heroes too, at home, in their community, and in the world.

We hope that your children and grandchildren will be able to join us, and that they will invite their friends. It is being coordinated by Cathie Talbot, minister of Children and Families at Comox United Church, working with our two great leaders, Rachael and Jordan Freed, and junior youth helpers.

CLICK HERE to fill out the signup form.

You can contact Cathie for more information at 250-339-1021 or contact by email at .

Kid-dom of God Workshop February 1st at St. George's

On Sunday February 1, St. George's and Comox United Church will host The Kid-dom of God: A Workshop for Parents on Sharing Faith with Children. Many parents wonder how to share their faith in a way that respects their child’s need to develop and grow their own spirituality. This workshop is designed for parents, grandparents, and other adults interested in talking about faith with children. Nancy Reeves and Linnea Good will be leading the workshop together.