WORSHIP - SUNDAY 10:30AM
We worship together at 10:30am each Sunday morning every week of the year. Some people come often, and others of course are here less regularly. But our worship service is not about keeping attendance or social pressure, it is about relevant, meaningful, honest engagement with God and others. We sing the songs of the faith, struggle with the message of scripture, reflect on the hard truths of reality, share the uplifting grace and peace that gives us hope, and pray for the world. We would be blessed if you are able to share this special gift of worship with us.
Children are always welcome to Ballard Vale United Church. All children are invited to participate in our junior sermon which takes place 20 minutes into the service. After the children’s sermon, children can go to their Sunday school class or remain at their seat.
Over 20 years ago Ballard Vale United Church made the decision to get serious about hospitality and become a Reconciling/Open and Affirming congregation. In church language, that means that we have a pretty good history of seeking greater inclusiveness in our church for persons whom Christianity has often discriminated against. This means that our church family includes people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people (glbtq), we are church that tries to resist racism, we have worked to make our church more accessible by our ramps and working elevator, we take justice and the actual lives of people seriously. With over 20 years of this journey celebrating diversity behind us, we are even more excited and committed for our future.
Communion is provided the first Sunday of every month and ALL are welcome to participate in communion regardless of faith. Communion consists of bread and grape juice.There is also gluten free bread available to those with dietary sensitivities.
Wear whatever you are comfortable in! Whether it is a suit or jeans, dress or pants – we are interested in meeting you.
We are fully handicap accessible and can provide wireless hearing aids if needed. Please let one of our welcomers know how we can help you.