Welcome to Westshore Community of Practice
Some say, "the mountains are my church" or "at the water is where I find God." We get it. It's the same for us. We just want to be together on the path to a fairer world where we each find wholeness.
We follow the Way of Jesus, a way of contemplation and action that shares in the good news promise of new life.
Gathering on the land
Child-friendly Contemplative Walk
The child-friendly contemplative walk is all about taking a breath or two to marvel in Creation. We walk, we talk, we walk in silence, we sing -- all outside, all in God's presence.
Mondays at 4pm we meet at the Top of Bellamy Rd to access the Thetis Lake Regional Park trails.
Our next hike is planned for August 18.
The second Sunday of each month (normally), we connect with the sacred in the forest, on the mountain, at the water--after all, God is in all places already.
We walk, we talk, we also walk without talking. And we sit. In silence. And we are grounded.
Would you come with us?
Does it get any better than gathering around a campfire, telling stories and singing songs? There's a reason that the campfire has been the circle of human socialization since our species came into being. Come, join us in Metchosin for a casual time of eating and being together.
We are a church plant initiative of the Pacific Mountain Region of The United Church of Canada.
While traditional expressions of church continue to reflect God's love, we seek to do things a little differently. We focus on spiritual practices. We gather outside. We search for ways to be the church in the community.
We strive for harmony within a complicated history the long predates settlers arriving on Turtle Island (North America) and with a geography that exudes beauty even while undergoing major change.
The spiritual practices guide that goes with you
Each of us loses "balance" from time to time. Spiritual practices, though, help us to regain that equilibrium.
Join host Greg Powell on a walking spiritual practice. Each episode features a new practice.
Whether you're ultra-busy or ultra-spiritual already, come along for the journey.
Spiritual Practices with Eliana and Greg
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Eliana and Greg take a light-hearted--but reverential--approach to a variety of spiritual practices, offering tips to make the practices interesting and accessible for (nearly) all ages.
Sermonettes from Rev. Greg
In this video series, Greg takes to the hills / trees / forest / repair shop and elsewhere to find insights into what's important about leading a faith-filled life.
We will need a first name and contact information for each participating household.
Travel to and from the Trailhead
Normally we would strongly encourage carpooling. However, a carpool must include only the people in your 'bubble'.
Provincial directives require a physical separation of 2m.
50 People Maximum
We will limit the group size to 50 people. (All of our gatherings are outdoors.)