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Benefit Concert

Join us Saturday, FEBRUARY 11TH at 7:30pm for an evening of music with singer Ty Koch in support of West Van United’s Refugee Fund. For this Valentine’s show, Ty will be joined by the incredible Nico Rhodes with contributions from Gerald van Wyck. Ty will be crooning, wailing blues guitar and might even throw in some classical at the end. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the WVUC Refugee Fund which works to help families begin a new life in Canada. Join us for a special evening of music you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $25 (+fees), available at […]

Autumn Worship at WVUC

We continue to gather for in-person worship on Sunday mornings at 10 AM. Our health guidelines are quite simple: If you are well, simply show up. If you are feeling unwell or have cold or flu-like symptoms please remain home. Masks are to be worn at all times by everyone 12+ years old. This includes while singing. A face shield is not a substitute for a mask. Sanitizing or washing your hands is encouraged. As a way to continue to care for others, please be respectful of the cautions others are exercising. Also, please keep in mind that, in order […]

Late Summer Worship at WVUC

If the past number of months have taught us anything, it’s that we need to be flexible and ready to change so that we might continue to care for our community! In these late summer days, we need to update, once again, what you need to know if you would like to attend in-person worship in our sanctuary. Further to the latest Public Health orders and guidelines from the Pacific Mountain Regional Council of the United Church of Canada: If you are well, simply show up. If you are feeling unwell or have cold or flu-like symptoms please remain home. […]

Summer Worship at WVUC

As British Columbia moves into Step 3 of the provincial government’s plan to continue to protect people from COVID-19 and move towards getting life back to normal, we are pleased to continue to expand in-person worship over the summer months.If you would like to attend in-person worship in our sanctuary, here’s what you need to know: If you are well, simply show up! If you are feeling unwell or have cold or flu-like symptoms please remain home. Wearing of masks is still recommended while inside the church building. Sanitizing or washing your hands is recommended. Nursery and Sunday Club will […]

COVID-19 Update – May 19

by Fiona Watts
As our province begins with Phase 2 of BC’s ReStart Plan, we are beginning to shape a way forward in what will undoubtedly be a new normal for West Vancouver United Church. We are following the protocols outlined in our province’s restart plan ( as well as guidelines provided by the Pacific Mountain Regional Council of The United Church of Canada (PMRC Guidelines).  As we move forward, we are prioritizing: Doing all that we can to keep our community healthy and safe Making decisions based on what we need to do rather than what we want to do Being able […]

Music for Sunday April 19, 2020

by Gerald van Wyck
In this second Sunday of Easter, the Resurrection is still wonderfully in our minds and hearts. The first solo, sung by Ty Koch and accompanied by piano, is Chris Tomlin’s “I Will Rise” composed in 2008 with his collaborator Louie Giglio. Says Tomlin, “We were sitting across a table at lunch one day and he said, ‘Man, I feel like there needs to be more songs for people who are really going through the hardest time in life. They’re struggling and maybe have just buried someone and they’re looking over a grave. But what kind of words can you give […]

Music to Know

by Gerald van Wyck
Welcome to the Music in Worship site for West Vancouver United Church. Here I will share thoughts about and recordings of music and how it integrates into worship at our church. There is so much powerful music for Holy Week. Kiyomi Hori sings “Surely He Has Borne Our Grief” by Kenneth T. Kosche, based on words from Isaiah 53: 4 Sophia Angus sings an arrangement of “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord”, for Good Friday. Although we are currently unable to meet together in the Sanctuary of West Vancouver United Church, here are a couple of recordings of […]

COVID-19 Update – March 17

by Fiona Watts
In line with recommendations from the B.C. Public Health Authority and the Pacific Mountain Region of The United Church of Canada, beginning this Sunday, March 22, and until further notice, we will not be gathering face to face as a worshipping community.  However, Sunday morning worship at 10:00 AM will continue online and we hope that you will all join us from the comfort of your own homes. You can participate online either at or on our Facebook page.  Our services are also recorded so you are always welcome to take in a service at another time.  We encourage […]

COVID-19 Update

by Fiona Watts
The Official Board of West Vancouver Church United had a comprehensive discussion about COVID-19 at our March 10th meeting. There have been many questions raised, both from members of the church as well as those who use our building. Overall, we are following current guidelines offered by public health authorities while being thoughtful about the particularities of those who gather in our space as well as how they interact with one another. At this point, Vancouver Coastal Health considers the risk of COVID-19 in our community to be low. This, of course, is a continually-evolving situation and we continue to […]