Welcome to University Hill
Thank you for visiting us online. We hope that this site will provide you with a helpful portrait of who we are
Worship with us on Sundays at 10:30 am
August 9 - 10:30 am - Karen Hollis preaching and presiding
August 16 - 10:30 am - Peter Nosco preaching and presiding
August 23 - !0:30 am - Doug Goodwin preaching and presiding
August 30 - 10:30 - Karen Hollis preaching and presiding
New this fall
The Session is pleased to announce that, effective September 1, Rev. Eric Stephanson
will join us as our congregational minister, serving through June 2016.
After graduating from VST, Eric and his wife Carol were involved in a bilingual church in Val d'Or, Quebec, in campus ministry in Edmonton, and in several university-area churches in Victoria and Vancouver. Most recently Eric has worked at Chown Memorial and Chinese United Church in Vancouver for the past 16 years, and also with Canuck Place Children's Hospice. About the year to come, he says "I am delighted to join with members of U Hill congregation in their engagement with the gospel in our everyday experience, and especially during this transition year after the retirement of Ed Searcy. I hope to encourage a continuation of the strong patterns of Ed's ministry, and look forward to new developments blossoming from the deep roots which are here."
Eric and Carol are parents of four eclectic adult children, and enjoy regular play-dates with their two grandchildren.
United Church Campus Ministry at UBC
This ministry is a partnership between the congregation and BC Conference of the United Church of Canada. Our campus minister is Karen Hollis. Learn more at the Food and Faith Community, the United Church campus club, which meets over dinner every Monday at 5:30 pm for food and conversation about living the Christian faith.
During the next year, Karen will spend one-quarter of her time as congregational intern, in preparation for her ordination next May. Please call her if you have pastoral concerns over the summer.
Our long-time congregational minister, Rev. Dr. Edwin Searcy, retired on June 30. At present, we are in search for a new pastor. You can read Ed's jottings on gospel, church and living with multiple myeloma at Holy Scribbler.
Have a look at some video selections of Ed's final service with us on June 21.
On Wednesday, July 22 we hosted the Native Minstries Consortium Summer School for dinner. This is our 18th year of our effort to visit with the summer school students, share stories and songs, and catch up with friends. Here are some pictures, taken by Doug Goodwin.
The Chapel of the Epiphany is located at 6030 Chancellor Boulevard
on the campus of the Vancouver School of Theology at the University of British Columbia. Here are directions to the chapel
Our offices will move again for September
We are currently located in Carey Theological College. You will find directions here. After the end of August, we take up our new space in the renovated Vancouver School of Theology. Further details shortly.
New phone numbers
As a result of our office move please note these new phone numbers for Karen Hollis at 604-225-5913
Marjorie Morrison Ross at 604-225-5920.
Our life is rooted in worship.
The bell rings each Sunday morning
to signal our 10:30 gathering. Some come dressed up, others dress casually ... more
Who we are
We are an all-ages Christian community of hospitality, a diverse church that travels
light, a pilgrim people following Jesus ... more
View some photos of the congregation here are more here.
FAQs - answers to frequently asked questions
Rites of Passage
We welcome inquiries about baptisms, marriages and funerals . . . more.
Worship & Sermon Audio and Video
Text, videos and audio of some services and sermons are available here. Some of Ed Searcy's sermon texts can also be found here.