Reverend Heidi Koschzeck
Welcome to the Gordon United Church webpage! The congregation is excited to be celebrating its 60th year at the heart of Langford. The anniversary celebrations will be held from September 30th to October 2nd 2016 and the whole community is invited to join in! Check this site for updates on a dinner with live local entertainment, a historical display and of course, a worship service. We’re going back to 1956, and encouraging people to dress up in clothes of the era. You’ll find some suggestions to get you started below. In the meantime, let me tell you a little bit about the congregation.
This is a group of people who really enjoy being together, and would be glad to have you become a part of the family. All ages, abilities, or backgrounds are invited to become involved in the life of this Christian community. A special welcome is extended to our LGBT friends. We have a small but active Sunday morning Children’s Ministry and a fantastic Messy Church program once a month. Bringing the generations together is important to the congregation. Worship is a mixture of the traditional and the contemporary, and we love to sing, led by our wonderfully versatile Director of Music and choir, with help from other musicians in the congregation. Preaching is Biblical and related to everyday life. Members of the congregation take an active part in leading worship. There are opportunities to get to know one another, to learn together, and to make a difference in the community and in the world. The United Church of Canada is a “big-tent” denomination, with lots of variety in how people follow Jesus and what they believe. This is a place where asking questions is not just allowed, but encouraged! All who wish to explore what it means to follow Jesus are welcome in this place. I look forward to meeting you.
“Faith for today, Faith for tomorrow”
Together, we honour our faith, engage the present, work for the future
The Values of Gordon United Church
- Christ – Centered
- Theologically Open
- Compassion and Care for others.
- Honouring our Elders
- Church as Extended Family
- Welcoming, Hospitable, and Inclusive
- Excellence in Worship, especially music
- Good Stewardship of Resources
- Committed to Life Long Education for Clergy and Laity
- Effective Communication & Conflict Resolution
- Lay Leadership