Social Groups

If you are new to the congregation, consider joining a Social Group to feel part of our community.

Knitting Group

The Spiritual Care and Wellness Committee sponsors a knitting group that makes prayer shawls, prayer scarves and prayer patches.  These are gifted to celebrate significant occasions:  births, special anniversaries, achievements and to comfort and support people during times of illness and bereavement.  In addition, clothing and coverings are made for: Cridge Centre for the Family, Women’s Transition House, The Compassionate Warehouse, the U.C.W.’s BabyWear for the Mustard Seed, Jeneece Place etc.  We meet the 2nd Tuesday from Sept-June from 6:50 – 8:00 at the church.  We have wool, needles, patterns, fun and fellowship to share.  For more information, phone Joan Mickelson:  250-3855-4033.


IMG_3058Ramblers is a group of First/Met outdoor enthusiasts who meet once a month for a walk in the woods, along a beach, or up a mountain in the Greater Victoria area. We stop for lunch or a light supper afterwards. For more information, please contact Marg by email at or Rennie  by phone at 250-592-9161.

Craft and Smocking Group

Bring your own craft or come and learn to smock. The group meets Mondays once or twice a month from 9:30 to 11:30 from September to June.  For more information, please contact Barb at 250-474-2098.

Dazzling Devoted Divas

Dazzling Devoted Divas is a group especially for women 40 plus, many of whom are juggling careers and families. This group is convened by the Children, Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry.

Mother’s Morning Out

This group of mothers meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 to enjoy conversation and activities. Child care and toddler programs are provided by experienced caregivers. This group is convened by the Children, Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry.


Queer Victoria Christians

LGBTQflagQVC is a social group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians wishing to explore their connection with God. QVC meets monthly at various locations and is sponsored by the Brentwood Bay United Church. For more information, please contact QVC by phone at 250-544-8312 or email


Formed in 1947, this group still pursues the purpose of “sociability and fellowship within the ambiance of the Church.” The Acti-Mets get-together at members’ homes, luncheons at the Howard Johnson Hotel, Saanich or at the church throughout the year. If you and your spouse would be interested in joining the fellowship of this club, please contact the church office at 250-388-5188 or call Don Hodgson at 250-388-9755.

Merry Mates

The object of the “Merry Mates” club is to promote the fellowship of the people within the church and to maintain the Christian family. The group meets on the first Friday of the month except for July and August. Meetings are usually held in members’ homes but occasionally are moved to other venues.They often have speakers, presentations, barbecues, go on hikes, plan tours, games nights and a year-end Christmas dinner. Anyone interested in more information may telephone the membership officer at 250-479-4882 or contact the church office at 250-388-5188.

The Friendship Club

friendshipThe Friendship Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The Club welcomes both singles and couples in the church family. Our motto is We Care, We Share, We Support Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Many speakers have come and addressed topics related to travel, education, health, fitness and financial planning. We go on field trips and picnics around Victoria, and occasionally will attend live theatre or concerts or go out for dinner. We support our own members with cards and/or flowers during sickness or loss of family. For more information, please contact Marlene Campbell at 250-382-5954.

Men’s Monthly Luncheon

No host luncheon on second Tuesday of month at Howard Johnson Banquet Room, 12 noon. Each luncheon features a guest speaker. For more information, please contact Gerry Querengesser at 250-721-9705.