The 4pm Sunday alternative…

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or some time now we’ve been offering a twice-monthly 4pm Sunday liturgy, geared to families with young children. Though it had been set for the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, for various reasons we’ve now shifted it to the 1st and 3rd Sundays, so the next one will take place this Sunday, November 2o. We’ll offer two during the season of Advent – December 4 and 18 – giving us the opportunity to mark together this wonderful season of preparation.

We’ve just begun to incorporate a simple teaching time for the young children, and during those weeks of Advent we will be helping them build toward the telling of the nativity story.

This liturgy is usually about 35 or 40 minutes in length, with a smallish congregation of between 20 and 30 people. We gather in a circle at the front of the church, and use a simplified version of our communion liturgy, complete with music.

Even if you don’t have children, you are more than welcome to join us for this service. You might even end up colouring a picture or working with a bit of play-dough…