We are a group of seekers, rooted in the Christian faith, working to figure out how to be the kindest, most compassionate humans we can be in this increasingly isolated and challenging world. Some of us have been part of a church our whole lives, others have returned after years of not attending, or have come from other traditions, and some of us are brand new and looking for community.
We welcome EVERYONE who wants to learn, grow and wrestle with the hard stuff of living, as we practice healing, caring for and loving all of Creation.
There is no dress code...come as you are.
We love children and are just fine with kid-noise. We have a craft/colouring table and lovely cloth “busy-bags” for kids to enjoy during the services.
We value good music and currently have a “sometimes” band that plays along with our paid musician. We are always delighted to have new singers and musicians join in.
Our new building at The Springs is open and we have been worshipping in person (and on zoom). It is a modern facility that is fully accessible and is flexible enough to have various forms of worship. We also have a beautiful labyrinth built into the sanctuary floor that we use for meditative labyrinth walks.
Our IOCO Site is a lovely 1924 heritage building that we worship in part of the time, and that hosts the Green Apple Daycare during the daytime. It is a traditional little wooden church with pews (and cushions!) and stained glass windows. It’s a really pretty and quite small sanctuary that has a wonderful feel to it. There is even a real bell in the steeple!
Our new worship space is bigger and more versatile than the traditional church, and we get creative sometimes with cafe-style (sitting at tables) worship, worship in the round and here we have more space for a bigger band, pot-luck lunches and spreading out. We use chairs in this space and because there are other groups using the space during the week, we often are rearranging things and trying out new configurations.
We also post things on our Facebook page, our Inlet Instagram page and we are on YouTube as well!
We welcome all who would like to join us to "test drive" coming to see if we are a fit for you.
As Jesus said: "come and see"!
Inlet United also spends time out in the community. You will find us in our lime green t-shirts and volunteer buttons at information booths at events like the Port Moody Car Free Day and the IOCO Ghost Town Days Festival.
We have hosted labyrinth walks at Rocky Point, Dirt Worship (an outdoor spiritual nature walk) at Old Orchard Park and had a drive-by mask giveaway at the beginning of Covid.
We will continue to do other non-Sunday-morning events out in the community to offer multiple opportunities for connection, and have a long list of events and activities planned for this coming year. Check out our newsletter for what is coming up! You can sign up below to stay in the loop.
We are a creative, busy (and a little messy at times) energetic bunch of people with a vision for “walking with” each other the way Jesus did.
We would be delighted for you to check us out.
No expectations or commitment required.
We are rooted in our Christian faith (roots), supported by the strenghth and wisdom of our faith community (trunk), and we are always reaching out into the communities within which we live, work and serve (branches and leaves). We work at healing, learning and giving and we do so with openness, curiosity and compassion.
Our Mission Statement is:
As followers of Jesus, we seek, question, learn, grow and give back.
*Logo designed by Élan Asselstine*