Marpole, Vancouver, BC

The United Church of CanadaMarpole United Church

Ministries

In our multi-generational, diverse community of faith, we try to walk in the way of Jesus Christ. We engage in ministries that are joyful and life-giving as we live into the abundant life through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit..

Welcoming and Hospitality

  • Welcoming all ages, races, diverse abilities, economic conditions, life orientations.
     
  • Celebrating and respecting differences within the Body of Christ.
     
  • Embracing all with the love of God in our own community and beyond our walls.

Worship

  • Worship and praise in thanksgiving to God in all aspects of our life and work, based on the traditions of the United Church of Canada.
     
  • Keeping the sabbath
     
  • Refer to our worship page.

Faith formation, Christian education and spiritual nurture

  • Sunday School for children
  • Adult Study groups
  • Sunday Worship
  • Scripture reading
  • Prayer
  • Lunch and Learn during Sunday fellowship time
  • Spiritual growth

Pastoral Care

  • Loving care by the grace of God.
     
  • Support and encouragement at all stages of the journey.
     
  • Keeping in touch especially with our seniors.
     
  • Visits to the sick and hospitalized.
  • Prayer list
     
  • Support to newcomers and people with special needs in the community.
     
  • The Minister responds to pastoral concerns and needs with assistance of individuals of the Body of Christ as appropriate.
     
  • Weddings and memorials at significant transition points of life.

Fellowship

  • Sunday Café Fellowship
  • Goodtimers
  • Women’s groups
  • Newcomers as needed
  • Youth and young adults as needed
  • Seasonal special events
  • Others as needs arise and evolve

Neighbour to Neighbour - Service and Outreach

  • Mission and Service Fund
  • Foster Children Plan
  • First United Church Mission
  • Christmas Hamper Fund
  • Collection of used eye glasses, stamps and Campbell soup labels for worthwhile causes

Connecting with our Community – Making a difference

  • Supporting and participating in community events as appropriate.

Administration and Governance

  • Spiritual leadership
  • Faithful stewardship of our resources