christmas week services

Sunday, December 23 ~ 10am service

We celebrate the Lord's Supper, Children 5 & up remain in the service.

Christmas Eve ~ 5:30pm service

Family-friendly service.

Sunday, December 30 ~ 10am service

Children 5 & up remain in the service.

Local Christmas Events

To Light - Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm

At Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Join the Sinclair Singers for a concert of seasonal selections to brighten your holidays and warm your heart.

Tickets: $20 - $5 for students - at the door.


We Shall Light a Thousand Candles - Sunday, December 16 at 2:00pm

At Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church

The Camerata Singers present a concert full of holiday warmth, joy and light!

Tickets: $15 (children under 12 are free) - from choir members or at the door.


Carols & Candlelight, A Victorian Christmas Concert - 

Sunday, December 16 at 7:00pm

All proceeds go to Loaves & Fishes

Held at Cedar United Church, 1644 Cedar Rd.

Tickets: $20. Call or text 250-327-2247


Singing Christmas Tree

Friday, December 14 at 7:00pm; Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 & 7:00pm; Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 & 7:00pm

Held at Generations Church, 1300 Princess Royal Ave.

Tickets are free but you DO need a ticket.

For online tickets go go nsct.eventbrite.ca

For tickets in person, go to the Buzz Coffee House, Christian Book & Music Centre, or Generations Church.


Dream a Dream, Christmas Contata - Friday, December 21 at 7:30pm

No tickets, will be asked to make a donation to Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Held at Trinity Ecumenical Centre, 6234 Spartan Road


Christmas on the Street - December 26, 12-8pm

Donate or Volunteer

Dinner for homeless, low income and working poor.

To help out call 250-755-1014

Coffee Hour

How much do you enjoy a hot coffee or tea after the service...enjoy enough to help serve occasionally?

Additional Coffee Hour servers are needed for December and January. Training is provided. Looking for set up or clean up.

Current available dates:

Dec. 16 - Two people for cleanup

Jan. 6 - Two people for cleanup

Jan. 13 - Two people for cleanup

Jan. 20 - Two people for setup

Jan. 27 - One person to help with setup

Setup: Set out cups, cream and sugar at the counter, make coffee and tea. Turn on dishwasher to heat up.

Cleanup: Check lobby for stray cups and bring to kitchen. Dump leftover coffee and tea and rinse pots. Put away cream, milk, and sugar. Run dishwasher.

Snow Shoveling

Looking for people who would be able to come to the church whenever we have a snowfall of 2 inches or more to shovel any or all of the following:

~the steps from the parking lot

~wheelchair ramp up to the entry doors

~wheelchair ramp on the gas station side to downstairs

~sidewalks

Bring your shovel (or borrow one from the church) and do any of the above areas.

If you would like to be on the crew, contact Murray.

World Renew Gift Catalogues

World Renew Gift Catalogues were distributed in lobby mail boxes. This is a wonderful opportunity to include meaningful gifts in your Christmas celebration. By choosing an item you can offer Uzima - abundant life - to someone who is hungry, poor, and oppressed. 

A goat or chicken, a wheelchair or sewing machine, a latrine or hand washing station may be the powerful opportunity someone needs to begin to experience the fullness of life that God intends!


You may also order online here.

Global Village

Fair Trade store open

The Global Village Nanaimo seasonal Fair Trade Store is now open at 111 Terminal Ave. This is the bright yellow building on the corner of Terminal and Campbell in downtown Nanaimo. This store is a not-for-profit social enterprise that sells only fair trade goods, including soaps, spices, coffee/tea, housewares, gift items, accessories, linens and Christmas items. The store is only open until December 24. Volunteers are also still needed for this season. For more information send an email to gvnanaimo@gmail.com, or go to their website. You can also find them on instagram or facebook under Global Village Nanaimo. 

Mark Your Calendars

World Renew and Diaconal Ministries Canada Present

Helping Without Harming

A WORKSHOP ON HOW TO HELP ALLEVIATE POVERTY WITHOUT HARMING THE POOR

This workshop will equip you and your congregation to partner with local and global communities to help overcome poverty and injustice. Learn to engage in ways that are impactful, sustainable and loving.


February 2, 2019 9:00AM-3:00PM

Christ Community CRC

2221 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC

Register online: worldrenew.net/hwhworkshop

Registration is free but a $10 donation is recommended to help offset the cost of the lunch provided.

Save the date - Inspire 2019

Inspire 2019 will once again bring together people form across the denomination for a time of inspiration, connection, and encouragement. Join us August 1-3 in Windsor, Ontario! Designed for ministry volunteers and leaders from across our denomination, Inspire 2019 is a chance to discover new resources, connect with people in similar types of ministry, share your stories, and learn from others. Get the details here!