The former Cumberland United Church is where Weird Church in Cumberland is held. Photo by Mike Chouinard

The former Cumberland United Church is where Weird Church in Cumberland is held. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Weird Church in Cumberland hosting events in September

Weird Church in Cumberland was founded in 2018

September is all about justice at Weird Church: what does it mean? What has it meant through history? What does justice look like in this moment in time? What could it look like? What can we learn from Amos, the one who spoke the now infamous words thousands of years ago, heard again during the civil rights movement by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and which continue to resound deeply today?

Beginning Sept. 6, Weird Church will begin weekly Sunday services at 4 p.m., followed by a Centering Prayer practice at 5:15 p.m. at 2688 Penrith Avenue in Cumberland and online at www.weirdchurchcumberland.com.

For those who wish to attend in person, COVID protocols will be in place in this environment of learning and growth.

Other Weird Church events scheduled for September include:

Coffee and Conversations that Matter: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

No. 6 Mine Park – bring a chair, a cuppa joe, and an open mind for this physically distanced, spiritually focused, justice-oriented conversation.

Weird Church in the Woods: Saturday, Sept. 26, 3 p.m.

Meet at No. 6 Mine Park to begin a journey into the woods and deep into ourselves for this walking meditation and time to reflect on our relationship with justice and to listen for where we might be called to action. Participants will be using provided technology to ensure safety.

More information and registration details are available at www.weirdchurchcumberland.com/events

Founded in 2018, Weird Church is “a group of people in the Comox Valley who believe that all people are created in the image of God and bound in love and have intrinsic value.” Many who participate in this spirituality-based group seek spirituality outside of the traditional brick-and-mortar church or organized religion. Many participants are moved by the life, love, and teachings of Jesus, but non-believers are welcome as well.

Rev. Brown emphasizes that there are no barriers to participate in Weird Church (including sexual orientation, gender identity, race, marital status, religious affiliation, political beliefs, socio-economic status etc.)

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