We are holding our Sunday services online. Our in-person services at the church have been cancelled for the duration of the pandemic.
The order of our online service can be found on this site under the tab SERVICE. Copies of recent sermons will be kept under the tab SERMONS.
During the pandemic, our expenses continue with only small reductions. Many of the congregation will themselves have lost all or part of their income. For those who still have the means, our community's need for your weekly (or monthly) offering is great. There are two ways you can make donations:
Canada Helps is an online service that collects donations and forwards them to registered charities like us. Canada Helps is endorsed by the United Church of Canada. Donations can be made individually or monthly and it will issue tax receipts directly to you.
The following link will take you directly to the donation page for Willingdon Heights United Church.
Make the cheque to "Willingdon Heights United Church".
Enclose it in an envelope and mail to:
Willingdon Heights United Church
4304 Parker Street
Burnaby, BC V5C 3C5
We are using Zoom to hold online worship services!
Click on the link to join the Zoom service through your web browser:
or if you have the Android or iOS app, start the Zoom app and enter:
Meeting ID: 912 328 4125
The meeting ID will not change unless we create another account explicitly to host the worship service.
It is polite to set up a Zoom account (which is free) and sign in to it so we can see your name when you join the service. We will start the session well before the service at 10:30 AM PST to allow time for everyone to connect. Scroll down to see more details under the heading Online Worship.
Please check here for updates during this dynamically changing issue.
Updated: 2020 April 02
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Everyone is welcome in the Willingdon Heights Community Church. Whether you are a long-standing member, a visitor to the area, or are just starting to explore the Christian faith, come and worship with us in our regular services at:
Sunday, 10:30 AM
After the service, please join us in fellowship for coffee, snacks and discussion.
We are located at
4304 Parker Street, Burnaby, BC
on the intersection of Parker and Maddison, two blocks west of Willingdon Avenue.
We have space to rent. Contact for details.
Bible Study: BIBLE STUDY IS CANCELED FOR THE DURATION OF THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC.
Online Worship Instructions:
We are using Zoom to hold online worship services.
Setup a free Zoom account: go to the zoom website https://zoom.us/ and click on the button "SIGN UP, IT'S FREE"
Sign in, so we can see who is joining our worship
Join the service
If you are using an Android device, iPhone or iPad, install the Zoom app
Enter the meeting ID: 912 328 4125
If you are using a personal computer, start your web browser (e.g. Chrome)
Zoom is available for Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
Camera and Microphone
For us to see you, it may be necessary to enable the camera on your device. These are often disabled as a security measure since hackers can turn on either device without the owner being aware that outsiders are spying on them.
Windows: go to Settings. Windows 10 has a search box that allows you to find camera and microphone settings separately. You will want to enable both of them, but you might also want to disable specific apps or to disable them when we are not using Zoom.
MacOS: go to System Preferences and select Security and Privacy. Choose the tab Privacy. There will be a panel on the left side with a list of services that include Camera and Microphone. You should see that zoom.us is allowed to use both. If either is unchecked, check it. You may have to unlock System Preferences to make changes.
Android: go to Settings and Apps. Zoom is way down at the bottom of the list of apps. Within the settings for Zoom, look for Permissions and ensure that the camera and microphone are on.
iOS: I don't have an iPad or iPhone to try things out, but I expect you can find similar mechanisms to change those settings.
It is also possible to join us by phone (no camera, but you will be able to hear the service). The number in the Vancouver area is +1 778 907 2071. Farther afield, you can find other "local numbers" from the Zoom webpage: https://zoom.us/u/ad6QYAzUU. You will need to enter the Meeting ID: 912 328 4125.
If you need help, please contact the church at email@example.com.