661 Agnes Street, Victoria, BC, V8Z 2E7
250-479-5124
office.vcrc@gmail.com

Victoria
Christian
Reformed 
Church

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." Psalm 24:1

SERVICE TIMES

Sundays at 10:00 AM

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Services are family friendly.
We have an infant nursery, toddler room and Sunday School weekly.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SERVE is coming to VCRC July 6-13, 2019!
Please pray for the planning team, and for the teams that have registered.

WHAT IS CHRISTIAN REFORMED?

What we believe…

We are a Christian church. We believe in God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God created the world, that He sustains the world, and that He saved it (and us!) through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. We believe that after Jesus rose from the dead, he ascended into heaven and that one day He will return to make things right and new. We also believe that Jesus is present to us now through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit unites us with Jesus, and, like a loving parent, nurtures us to become mature members of Christ’s body and kingdom.
We are a Christian church in the Reformed tradition. We believe that salvation comes to us by grace alone through faith, and that it cannot be bought or earned. We also believe that the Bible is reliable and can be trusted to teach us what we need to know about God, salvation, and life in this world. There is a lot to say about what it means to be reformed. But at its core, it is a world and life view that emphasizes the glory of God in and through all things, the sovereignty of God over all things, and sacredness of all of life.

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Our Identity and Calling

Blessed by heritage and grace, we are a family of inspired believers. Through the Holy Spirit’s power, we seek to enfold each other and our neighbours in the good news of Jesus Christ and encourage one another to live lives of grateful obedience. By being faithful to this calling, we trust that God will build his Church and use it for his glory.

Our Staff Team

Rev. David Salverda

Pastor

Rev. Brittney Salverda

Pastor

Ashley Patton

Children & Youth Coordinator

Yvonne van Rhyn

Office Administrator

Don Arnold

Bookkeeper

John Muresan

Custodian

Mission and Ministry…

 Here are some of the ways we live out our mission together…

First Impressions Child Care

First Impressions is the VCRC Sunday morning child care ministry. We provide infants and toddlers with a safe, clean, environment where they can play and explore all service long.

Sunday School

At VCRC we partner with parents and families to help kids learn about God and who they are in His story. Sunday school is provided for kids age 3 through Grade 5. We follow the Faith Alive Sunday School curriculum.  https://dwell.faithaliveresources.org/

GEMS Girl’s Club

GEMS is a fun, safe environment where girls Gr 1-7 learn about God, His Word, and His world. GEMS meet at VCRC’s sister church, Christ Community  (3897 Holland Avenue), alternate Wednesdays during the school year 6:30 till 8:30 PM. https://gemsgc.org/

Cadets Boys Club

Cadets helps boys grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical, and social) by providing Christian men with a uniquely designed structure, program, and materials so that they can mentor boys effectively. Cadets meet alternate Wednesdays during the school year, 6:30 till 8:30 PM. https://www.calvinistcadets.org/

Youth Group

(Grade 6 – 12)
Three Sundays of the month we Gather, Grapple or Go! At youth group we learn, grow, and challenge each other to grow in our relationship with God. 

YAM – Young Adult Ministry

We meet monthly for a meal, Bible study and fellowship. Every fourth month is a service month where we give of our time to support another ministry.

Women’s Coffee Break

Each Wednesday morning, 9:30 – 11:00, following the school calendar, drop-in for this all-ages women’s introductory Bible study, prayer and community time. Coffee/tea/snacks and child care is provided. 

Men’s Drop in Bible Study

Early Thursday mornings during the school year, drop in to this men’s Bible Study in the church library. We meet 7:00-8:00 AM. Coffee and muffins provided.

Youth of Yesterday

Seniors ministry (55+) the second Tuesday morning, September to May at VCRC, providing Bible study and prayer, low cost luncheon, opportunities for social engagement,  and community education/ life long learning.

Singing at “The Oakwood”

Meets 2x monthly on Thursdays at 7:00 PM October through May in the foyer at “The Oakwood” (4535 Viewmont) to sing classic hymns and choruses around the piano.

Singing at Saanich Pen. Hospital

The first Sunday of every month we meet to minister to the Long-term care residents of SPH.

Groundwork Class

During the church year there are several opportunities for learning about more  about faith and life in Jesus Christ. Speak with one of our pastors to learn more.

OUR GIVING

We give. God multiplies.

 Sundays we collect an offering for our church budget, which includes contributions for CRC Ministry Shares. We also have a second offering for various local and national charitable organizations. In 2019, scheduled giving includes (among others); Aboriginal Ministries, The Mustard Seed, Compassionate Resource Warehouse, Resonate Global Mission, World Renew, Our Place, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Citizens for Public Justice, Victoria Options Pregnancy Center and The Cridge Center for the Family.

CRC MINISTRY SHARES

Crowdfunding since 1862. Visit https://www.crcna.org/ministryshares/about-ministry-shares to learn more. 

WAYS TO SERVE AT VCRC

Developing and Using your gifts… 

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:10-11 

WORSHIP TEAMS 

Each Sunday, a worship team leads our services. Each team has a leader, with singers and musicians, often including: pianist, keyboardist, drummer, bassist, guitarist. Media and sound technicians round out the teams.

CHURCH COUNCIL 

VCRC is servant-led by a consistory of members called as Elders and Deacons and our pastors.

COMMITTEES 

There are many committees on which to volunteer your skills and develop your gfits in service: Administration, Counting, Missions, Personnel, Safe Church, Social, Refugee Resettlement, Visual Design, Worship, etc. 

SUNDAY VOLUNTEERS 

Each Sunday a plethora of people serve at VCRC:  greeters, Visitor’s Welcome Centre, coffee hosts, ushers, deacon aides, Scripture readers, nursery, congregational prayer, Sunday school teachers, , floral design, library, etc.

Our Facilities

VCRC is located in Saanich, a suburb of Victoria. We are at 661 Agnes Street, at the top of the hill between the Pacific Christian School Elementary and High School campuses. We share a long and interconnected history with PCS, which remains to this day as both schools use our sanctuary for weekly chapels.
We also lease space to His Kids (before and after school care) and The Victoria Korean Presbyterian Church.
Here are some photos of our facilities…

Testimonials

Thoughts about doing life together from some of our members…

How do you see God at work in and through where you serve at VCRC? 
Spiritual growth is happening. We are encouraging one another and building one another up in faith through sharing, caring, listening, loving, finding fellowship and belonging.”

How is where you serve at VCRC impacting your relationship with God?
“We are all called upon to help each other. I feel we are doing that as we serve. It is also a great time to share God’s Grace with the other members of the committee as we work together.”

What joy do you find as you serve at VCRC?
“I enjoy connecting with members and sharing their Christian walk and giving encouragement
and direction
when called for.”

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