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Welcome to Gabriola United Church!

The welcome we extend in this church is as broad and deep as we can make it. We welcome you no matter how young or old you are; whatever your marital or economic status, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural heritage. We welcome those who consider themselves to be Christians; those who are part of other faith traditions and all who seek to understand the mysteries of life and serve the ideals of compassion, justice and peace. We won’t tell you what to believe, but we will invite you to join with us in searching the Christian tradition for meaning and depth for today’s living.

Our Sunday worship services are led by The Reverend Joan Scandrett and begin at 11:15 am. Effective September 2014, the 11:15 am Service on the 1st and 2nd Sunday of each month is replaced with a joint service with St. Martin of Tours Anglican Church at 10 am.
Visitors are welcome at all services.

We welcome you wherever you are on Life’s journey!

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Rev Joan ScandrettWelcome from
Rev. Joan Scandrett

I am pleased to welcome you to the website for Gabriola United Church!  Whether you are a seeker, or are looking for a church home, or just want to see what Gabriola United Church has to offer, there is plenty of information that I hope you will find interesting and informative.  Please check back often, as these pages are updated on a regular basis.

We are a family-sized congregation made up of a variety of interesting, spiritual and friendly people!  It is our intention that each person finds a place of welcome and inclusion. We honour and celebrate diversity! Sunday morning worship is both lively and prayerful, and many people are involved in making the worship an excellent experience. Music is important, and we love to sing! There is a choir under the direction of Don Butt, and our musician, Hiromi Bradshaw is gifted with skills for both piano and organ. We use both Voices United and More Voices United as our main sources for hymns; in addition, our choir performs anthems, and leads us as we seek to learn new songs. 

We have a hand bell choir that meets each Monday at 10 a.m. to learn and laugh together.  At certain times of the church year (such as Lent) we gather for learning events that help us grow deeper in our faith, and from time to time we offer workshops that all are welcome to attend.

Feedback is always welcomed, as are questions.  Please feel free to access the contact information.

- Rev. Joan


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