Welcome to South Arm United Church

We are a community with heart! We want to journey together on a spiritual path and grow in our faith with God. To learn more about us, feel free to explore our website, give us a call, or join us for worship on Sunday morning. If you haven’t been here before, here are answers to the most common questions.

 Living the Questions

A Living the Questions Opportunity for Reflection and Discussion

South Arm United Church is offering an opportunity for followers in the way of Jesus to gather and examine one of the most troubling of questions encountered by all those who read the bible: “Does God really like violence so much?” Launch the season of Pentecost with us as we explore a DVD-based resource entitled Violence Divine: Overcoming the Bible’s Betrayal of Its Non-Violent God. From the LtQ website:

Is the only path to shalom through a valley of capricious divine bloodshed?

One of the world’s foremost historical Jesus scholars helps the church and its alumni/ae rise above the greatest of Christian treasons: that everlasting peace can only be achieved through the onslaught of divine violence.

Filmed before a live audience in a workshop setting, professor and author John Dominic Crossan summarizes the essence of his bestselling HOW TO READ THE BIBLE & STILL BE A CHRISTIAN: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation and shows the way forward for those seeking an authentic Christianity for the 21st century.

Join us for four stimulating sessions in June — 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th) from 9:30 to 11:30am — to engage with one of the most enduring and complex issues for followers of the Prince of Peace. While not essential to this programme, interested folks might want to walk through How to Read the Bible & Still Be a Christian in preparation for our discussions. Group leader: the Reverend Dr. Gary A. Gaudin, ordained minister of South Arm United Church. Questions may be directed to him at 604-277-4020 and/or sauc.min@telus.net. In order that sufficient materials can be available for each participant, please register your intention to participate with Gary by 1 June 2017. Thank you.