Our Service Begins at 10:00 am: Greeters hand out the service bulletins and help people to get settled. The Christ candle is lit at the start of service, which is about an hour in length, and as part of the worship there is a voluntary choir run by our organist. Children are invited to the front to hear a special children's message, and then shortly afterwards they leave the service with the Sunday school teachers.
While they continue downstairs in Sunday school, service upstairs follows a liturgical church calendar for seasons, music and readings. After church everyone is welcome to join us down in Fellowship Hall for a cup of coffee and sweets, and to retrieve children who have been busy enjoying their own snacks.
Our Children Learn:
Sunday School is offered during our service where the children are encouraged to learn about their own faith and the role of the church in our community and worldwide. Dedicated teachers encourage the children to express themselves through technology, plays, dance, music and outreach programs. They are encouraged to take part in the weekly services. Sunday School is offered to children from age 3 to the end of Grade 11. There is a nursery available for children under 3. As a community, we are committed to championing our young people and love to see them participate in all aspects of church life!
Our Community Reaches Out:
The Valois family is open and friendly with many social activities. Our United Church Women & Men (UCW & UCM) host suppers. We have a yearly bazaar, rummage & yard sales, concerts, craft groups etc. To keep our church running smoothly, we have committees that anyone can join. From building maintenance to singing in the choir, there is a spot for everyone. This is a great way to get to know people. VUC also cares about the community we live in. During the week, the building is bustling with activity as numerous organizations make their home here. The beautiful gardens that surround the church is a restful spot where everyone is invited to come and relax. A neighbourhood's need for spiritual nourishment and Christian fellowship led to the formation of Valois United Church in 1929. This sense of community lives today in the warm welcome extended to one and all. The Valois United Church congregation provides many opportunities for people to share and to enjoy life - we sing and pray together; we learn from and teach each other; we share meals at the Lord's table and in the church hall; we laugh and celebrate good times; we support and care for each other during difficult moments; we create and share our talents; we are a Christian family who work and play together.