A warm welcome to all!

You may have no formal religious upbringing. You may be of a different faith tradition or denomination. All are welcome in this place.

The community of St. David’s invites you to join us on a spiritual journey to:
  • explore the sacred in our lives and in the world around us
  • ask questions openly, to hear and to be heard in a respectful, safe environment
  • connect with others who
    • share a strong sense of social responsibility
    • appreciate the interrelatedness of a healthy mind, body, spirit and lifestyle
    • are committed to inclusiveness and are open to change
    • seek joy and strive for a meaning-filled existence
    • aspire to a deeper spiritual, richer inner life
  • engage in meaningful activities that embody these values
  • create new opportunities for personal growth and relationship with each other.

 

Together, we look to the life and teachings of Jesus as a guide on this journey. Some of the practical ways that we live out our faith include:

  • preparing and serving dinner at the Out of the Cold program on the downtown eastside; making sandwiches for the North Shore Lookout Shelter
  • sharing a meal together at a seniors’ lunch or a congregational meeting
  • supporting a refuge family, or the ongoing work with children in Korogocho – a slum in Nairobi, or AIDS relief through support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation
  • educating ourselves and our children about Fair Trade practices and ethical consumerism
  • attending yoga classes, taking part in artists’ workshops, joining the men’s group
  • participating in the Sunday worship service through attendance, greeting, ushering, singing with the choir or in a pew, taking a turn to teach in the children’s program, serving coffee after the service, connecting with friends, and making new friends, young and old, through conversation and shared activities
  • nurturing our children and youth in their own faith journeys through their participation in Sunday School, biweekly junior and senior youth group activities, and youth retreats with each other and other United Churches on the North Shore, in greater Vancouver and BC
  • engaging in study groups, theological discussions, adult education series, weekend retreats, special meditative evenings and interfaith community events
  • being present for each other through good times and bad
  • offering up our time and skills to the ongoing work that sustains the church.

 

 

 

Our Staff Members

Michael Caveney – Minister

Dr. Michael Caveney is the lead minister at St. David’s. He came to our congregation in August 2014. Michael’s primary interests in congregational leadership are in the areas of worship and visitation. Click on his name to read more!

Leanne Gilhuis – Administrator

The North Shore has been Leanne’s home since the early 1980’s. It was here that she was introduced to life in the church and has been attending for 25 years. Click on her name to read more!

Nicole Thomas Zyczynski – Music Director

Nicole Thomas Zyczynski, born and raised in West Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a versatile musician known for her excellence both on the piano and the organ, as well as a highly acclaimed choir director and conductor. Click on her name to read more!