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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.

Children & Family

Children & Family

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We desire to provide kids with a safe, loving and fun environment.  Sunday classes take place 9:30-10:30 in person (lower hall) and via Zoom (while COVID cases continue) for ages 3-13.  During the Sunday sermons, preschoolers may enjoy a time of play & stories downstairs.  Adult volunteers wear a mask and all have had a Criminal Record Check.  There is also a nursery-room beside the sanctuary that parents with babies can use.

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Adults and children are welcome to participate during Garden workdays, Saturdays 9:30-11:30 from mid-May to Sept. Tasks include preparing the soil, planting, weeding and harvesting produce for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. saanichfoodbankgarden@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/SaanichCommunityFoodBankGarden

CARE Groups

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.  While COVID cases continue some groups gather via Zoom, or ‘safely distanced’ at the church hall.

  • Quilting/Comforters: Postponed Making quilts, donated to MCC for refugees or emergencies around the world. See www.mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits/comforters. Women & friends are welcome; gathering in the lower hall to make quilts (except in summer). Contact the office for details.
  • ‘Food Bank Garden’ project: Volunteer 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 commenced in 2007 and works in conjunction with A Rocha Canada www.arocha.org/int-en
  • Women’s Bible Study & Fellowship – Join us on Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am (mid-Sep. to May) at the church – now meeting in-person and via Zoom.
  • Men’s Breakfast & Prayer – Mondays at 8:00 am (approx. Oct.-June) via Zoom at this time.
  • Bible and Book Studies: Meeting in homes around town (or during COVID, at the church) to discuss books and/or scriptures with a focus on spiritual growth – these take place various days of the week, with most running from mid-Sept to May.
  • Refugee Resettlement: S.C.C. sponsored a refugee family in 2016 under the Canadian government’s blended visa program with the support of Mennonite Central Committee.  We are in the process of bringing a new family to Canada again with the support of M.C.C., and aiming for 2023 (or as soon as Malawi allows for their departure).

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

Fellowship

Fellowship

COFFEE TIME:  Postponed until 2022 Tea, Coffee & Snacks
Join us Sundays in the foyer to visit over a beverage & snack before the worship service.

POTLUCK LUNCHES:SCC Spring picnic; Mt. Douglas  Postponed during COVID  
Visitors welcome! Gather in the lower hall on the 4th Sunday of each month (except Dec.) 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.