Ministries

Fellowship

COFFEE TIME: Tea, Coffee & Snacks
Join us Sundays in the foyer to visit over a beverage & snack. During the fall, winter & spring, coffee-time takes place before the service, at 10:30 a.m. – with services beginning at 11:00. During summer (July to after Labour Day) the time is switched to after the Worship Service.

POTLUCK LUNCHES:SCC Spring picnic; Mt. Douglas 4th Sunday monthly (except Dec.)
Visitors welcome! Gather in the lower hall following the worship service. Regular attendees happily share potluck items (soup/stew in the fall/winter and salads in the summer).
In June the monthly lunch takes place at a local park.

Worship

At S.C.C. we strive to reach out to God by making worship an authentic work of the people – inclusive & participatory. Adherents are involved in the planning and leading of worship services – reading scripture, writing/reading prayers, preparing/serving The Lord’s Supper, playing instruments, involvement in drama, etc.

Lectionary Readings: Vanderbilt Divinity Library. This site has links to the lectionary readings for any given Sunday, which may be helpful in planning special services.
Taize Songs: From the Taize Community in France. Click on “learn the songs” link on the left, for sheet music of all the Taize music.
CRI/Voice Institue: This is the internet website of CRI/Voice Institute, a global ecumenical ministry dedicated to providing biblical and theological resources for Christians. Click on “Worship Topics” at the left. Solid liturgical resources and articles about the theology of worship from an “evangelical friendly” perspective.

Children & Family

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We desire to provide kids with a safe, loving, and fun environment so that they can come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ and grow spiritually in Him.
During Sunday services we have two options for children during the sermon: Children’s Play-time (1-4 yrs) and Sunday School classes (4-12 yrs).  The older class is postponed during summer.  All adult volunteers have a Criminal Record Check. There is also a nursery room beside the sanctuary for parents with babies.

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Adults and children are welcome to participate during Garden workdays – Saturdays 9:30-11:30 from late May – early Oct. Tasks include preparing the soil, planting, weeding and harvesting produce for the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

saanichfoodbankgarden@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/SaanichCommunityFoodBankGarden

Youth/Young Adults

Youth gatherings are coordinated by adult volunteers and take place usually from Oct. to mid-May.

Sr High  & Young Adults:  This group meets on Friday evenings 7:00 – 9:30 for a program designed to teach the Christian faith through fun-themed activities and spiritual discussions which help to build good relationships.  Leadership: Cathy K.

CARE Groups

small group-bannerCARE GROUPS are an important part of our daily spiritual walk, providing a nurturing place to ask questions, share concerns, pray, use your gifts to help others and be supported in the challenges of life.

Groups take place around greater Victoria – some meet weekly, others bi-monthly or monthly.

  • Quilting/Comforters:  Blankets donated to MCC  for refugees around the world.  SCC women & friends gather monthly in the lower hall to make quilts (except in summer). 
  • ‘Food Bank Garden’ project: Participants work from May-Oct. in our church garden – planting, nurturing & harvesting vegetables/fruit to donate via the Mustard Seed Food Bank to needy people of Victoria.  This project works in conjunction with A Rocha Canada www.arocha.org/int-en
  • Women’s Bible Study & Fellowship – Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am: Meets weekly (mid-Sep. to May) at the church.
  • Men’s Breakfast & Prayer  Join us on Thursdays 7:30am (approx. Oct.-June) at the church. Contact Pastor Ken.
  • Book Studies: Meeting in homes around town to discuss books that focus on spiritual growth – these take place various days of the week from mid-Sept to May.
  • Refugee Resettlement:  S.C.C. raised over $35,000 in 2016, to sponsor a refugee family under the government’s blended visa program with the support of Mennonite Central Committee.

Please contact Pastor Ken to discuss a group that suits you [ken@saanichcommunity.ca]