Our Gathering

Every Sunday at 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. we gather to explore what it means to live life with God at the centre. Through our music and singing, our speaking and sharing, our stories and listening, our prayers and offerings, our gifts and creativity, we are encouraged and challenged as we strive to love God and others.

At UCC, we hope to be a welcoming place. Wear what you’re comfortable in. There’s no need to dress up to come here, but if you do, that’s fine too! We spend the beginning portion of the morning singing songs together and listening to a message based on our current series. A few times a month we gather around round tables to share with one another.  It’s a great way to explore the theme of the morning and meet some new people!

Current Series…

Join us every Sunday morning in November from 10:30 – 11:45 for our November series entitled, BE STILL…

In the quiet whisper the presence of God came to Elijah.
When the storm raged Jesus called it back to stillness.
The psalmist hears the weighted direction to calm.
How can we be at rest in a world that needs change?
What is our role, where is our voice,
what do we do when winds, and trees,
and the great Divine voice sighs in our ears:
peace, be still.

Nov. 3: Be Still and Know

Nov. 10: Peace, Be Still

Nov. 17: Let All the Earth Keep Silence

Nov. 24: There Came a Gentle Whisper

Next Series…

ADVENT – What Can’t Wait

Advent is a season of waiting, but is idle waiting what God wants of us?
In preparation for the coming Messiah, we wonder together—what things can’t wait? What demands our immediate attention? What requires our work and preparation? What is it that God can’t wait for? Is it our praise, reconciliation, and proclamation?
Is it the end of suffering, isolation, and fear?
This Advent, we invite you to join us in imagining, prioritizing, and preparing.
As we wait, what can’t?

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
GOD’S PROMISED DAY (Hope) CAN’T WAIT 
Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122

These texts speak of God’s promised day—a day when wars end, swords are beaten into plowshares, and spears become pruning hooks. On the first Sunday in Advent, we focus on the need to hold onto hope, to continue dreaming of and reaching for God’s promised day where there will be peace and all will know love. How does unrelenting hope change us? How does it change our world?

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 
REPENTANCE (Peace) CAN’T WAIT
Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12

Isaiah points to a peace this world has yet to know—peace where the wolf lies with the lamb and a child shall lead us. John the Baptist invites us to believe in this vision of peace, but first, we must repent of the ways we turn away from God and do harm to others and ourselves. Only through honest confession can we seek reconciliation and become vessels of God’s peace, facilitators of the Kindom of God drawn near.

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DELIGHT (Joy) CAN’T WAIT
Isaiah 35:1-10, Luke 1:46B-55

Mary’s Magnificat shows us deep and holy joy—joy that trusts God’s promises of restoration, new beginnings, food for the hungry, and justice for the wronged. In Isaiah, creation sings with abundant joy, blooming open like a crocus. What does it look like to delight in God’s goodness? How do we respond to God’s work in the world with joy? How can we be singers of joy?

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
COURAGE (Love) CAN’T WAIT
Matthew 1:18-25

As Christmas draws near, we meditate on the courage required of both Joseph and Mary. When Joseph learns of Mary’s pregnancy, he decides to avert scandal and dismiss her quietly. But when an angel comes to him in a dream, he chooses to trust the angel and act counter to social and gender norms—all so that the world might know love. How might we practice courageous, counter-cultural love? How can we be brave enough to love one another and respond to God’s call in our lives?

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE – 6:30 – 7:30 PM
WHAT CAN’T WAIT?
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7

Join us for a one hour candle light service as we hear the Christmas story and sing traditional carols. Christmas reminds us that God couldn’t wait for the end of war, suffering, or human injustice. God couldn’t wait, so God broke through the shadows to bring light and love. God couldn’t wait to be love in flesh—and neither should we.