The Food and Faith Community
Food and Faith is the AMS Campus Club affiliated with the United Church. We find our roots in the broader Christian tradition, but seek to practice a generous hospitality in welcoming all people to join in our life together regardless of where they come from or who they may be.
We gather primarily for a weekly meal on Mondays at 5:30pm in room 218 of the Iona Building (6000 Iona Drive). Here we gather to strengthen friendships and to discern where the Spirit is moving in our lives and in our world. We do this by eating together, wrestling with the Biblical story and sharing our own stories. We believe that belonging comes before believing and seek to be an open, supportive and loving community that does its best to practice what we preach.
Other events throughout the year include speakers series, our “Church Crawl” where we visit a wide variety of religious communities and opportunities to serve and do justice. One of our more popular events is Yoga Chapel, a free drop-in yoga series framed by reflections on the words of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament that are woven throughout each asana practice. Website: www.foodandfaithubc.ca
University Hill Congregation
University Hill Congregation is the United Church of Canada congregation on campus that meets every Sunday at 10:30am at the Chapel of the Epiphany (6030 Chancellor Boulevard).
We are an all-ages Christian community of hospitality, a diverse church that travels light, a pilgrim people following Jesus in the world. We have been gathering at the University of British Columbia since 1928. We do not own a church building, but we worship in the Chapel of the Epiphany at the Vancouver School of Theology and make use of offices at VST for our ministry team. During the week we gather in homes and offices, in restaurants and coffee shops for conversations, meals, study and work.
We celebrate the varied ages and heritages of those who find home in our life together. Students from all corners of the globe come to be with us while studying at UBC. Families with infants and toddlers take part in worship along with beloved elders. The Congregation also includes many who live and work off of the UBC campus. It is made up of people from differing Christian traditions and of those with no Christian background. We intend to live with one another in a way that is respectful to all, including those who come into our life as guests and seekers. We look forward to making room in our midst for you. Website: www.uhill.ne