Kamloops United Church has in-person worship Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. It is also live-streamed on YouTube.
We are mask friendly.
We will be following all protocols.
There will also be live stream worship. To access livestream: Sunday Worship Livestream
Our services are informal so come as you are!
There will be people to greet you Sunday mornings (from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.) and they will answer any questions you have. The worship service starts at 10:00 a.m. after about 10 minutes of musical prelude.
Wheelchair access (level access) is available at the back entrance, off the lane.
There are envelopes for those who wish to receive a tax receipt for offering/donations. An Offering stand is available just inside the entrance to the sanctuary. We do not pass an offering plate.
We work hard to be a scent-free building and an inclusive community and appreciate your co-operation.
For children there is a Children’s Corner in the sanctuary.
Communion services are held on the first Sunday of every month. Because of current health protocols, for in-person communion we will be providing individual, packaged communion wafers and cups.
All people, including children, non-members, visitors, doubters and seekers are WELCOME to receive Communion.
The service is usually a little more than an hour in length.
See you here! …or online on the Kamloops United Church Youtube channel.
A little more information:
KUC projects “worship slides” for the convenience of worshippers.
Music & Choirs: Music is a very important and valued part of the life of KUC.
KUC uses two main hymnbooks: Voices United and More Voices. (Since the words are projected on the large screens, those worshipping in person, who wish to have hymnbooks, are welcome to use them. They are available near the main doors to the sanctuary.)
The Folk of Note are the KUC choir. They offer music leadership and an anthem most Sundays. Accompaniment is usually piano and/or organ; sometimes with a handbell choir. From time to time we have guest musicians with cello, trumpet, flute, and/or drums. Occasionally there is a vocal solo or small ensemble. Visit our Music & Liturgical Arts page for information about KUC’s vocal and handbell choirs.
Pre-Covid we annually held a joint UCC service in one of our local parks. The three United Churches in Kamloops plan and co-lead this service, which is a celebration of our denomination and of our church history and church life. (Having jointly celebrated the 85th anniversary of the UCC in 2010, and enjoying that joint service of celebration so much, we have continued to gather jointly annually, until the pandemic.) To view photos of these occasions, click here.
Baptism for adults and children is held as requests are made to our clergy/minister. Those who wish to be baptised (or parents of children) meet with our minister to prepare for baptism. Baptism is a public action, and is held during Sunday morning worship.
At Kamloops United Church we have a lay person, Chris Dolson, licensed as a Marriage Minister. Weddings are held in the KUC sanctuary or at locations outside KUC. Please contact the church office for information about weddings.
Seasonal Special Worship Services
Annually, in early December, a Blue Christmas Service is held at KUC. “Blue Christmas” is an opportunity for those who have experienced loss, or find themselves at odds with the “Christmas Season” to gather in a quiet meditative/reflective service to enter the Christmas season in a gentle, reflective way.
Christmas Eve we hold a special service that focus on the Christmas Story.
During Holy Week (the week before Easter) there are a variety of activities both on site at KUC and as part of our Tri-Church events (the three United Churches in Kamloops: Mount Paul UC, PLURA Hills UC and Kamloops UC) in other locations. To view pictures of some of these past events visit our Photo page.