Workshops

"Evangelism for United Church Dummies" Workshop with Dave Anderson Sept. 12

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Evangelism isn’t about knowing how to “sell Jesus” to others as much as it is about the conviction that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to heal lives and change the world. Once a person or congregation integrates that fundamental belief into their faith life, sharing that Good News becomes both effective and credible because it comes from the heart.

Evangelism for United Church Dummies will focus on the barriers that Mainline churches face in accepting that evangelism doesn’t violate our value system, as well as some concrete practices and techniques that allow it to percolate up in all aspects of the church’s life.

Saturday, September 12, from 9am-3pm at St. George's United Church (505 6th Street) in Courtenay.

There will be refreshments, but please bring a lunch as there will not be one provided to you.

Register using the form below.

Rev. Dave Anderson has pastored two congregations and served as the Conference Minister for Lower Mainland United Churches in his 25 year career. He and Richard Bott are the co-authors of “Immersion: Investing in God’s World,” an experiential course for newcomers and long-time members alike; as well as the Lenten Challenge series. For the past 10 years, Dave has been the Lead Pastor of Eagle Ridge United Church in Coquitlam, BC. ERUC is an open, inclusive, truly multigenerational, discipleship oriented congregation, and the fastest growing United Church this side of the Rockies for close to a decade.

***REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED***

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 cgtalbot@shaw.ca .

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.