Fellowship, Programs and Outreach
No matter what your age, we have something for you. You decide how you want to participate in the life and work of our Church. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and work or to sit and talk, to discuss your thoughts on the latest book, to sing, to join us in fellowship or worship. The choice is yours.
This page provides a snippet overview of some of our groups and the work we do. To get updates on what's happening each week, head on over to the News and Things page on our website.
- First United Men's Club
- United Church Women
- Book Club
- Quilt Group
- Outreach and Social Action
The Latest News and Things
- Weekly News March 29, 2020 - link to this week's Worship Service from First United Church, sign up for 24 …
We're a very active congregation from worship to outreach. You'll find something going on just about every day of the week. When you get involved, you'll never be short on laughter and you'll certainly find no shortage of things to do and ways to serve.
First United Church Worship Service March 29, 2020
Pastoral Visitation Through Phone Calls
While the way pastoral visitation has changed, Rev. Ian continues to reach out through phone calls. You, too, can help. Please continue to be a neighbour. We have a number of individuals who live alone, individuals and couples who may be feel isolated and reaching out with a phone call can make a huge difference.
We are looking for donations of gift cards for the supermarkets for grocery hampers. If anyone can donate one please call or email the church office and we will make arrangements to have it picked up.
Cooking! Baking! BBQs!
A big part of our fellowship at First United is sharing conversation over a cup of tea, a cookie, a sandwich or a hearty meal.
We've started a series of Feature Articles
so we can get to know each other better.
People of all walks of life. A part of a community of faith!
Who we are, what we do - putting names to faces and sharing some of our stories.
Our Men's Club has been in existence since the early days of the establishment of First United Church in Mount Pearl. We meet eight times a year, sharing in fellowship, food and fun. We also take part in the work of the Church, often leading functions, social action and outreach activities. Our Club currently consists of about 45 men, averaging about 30 in attendance at each meeting. We welcome new members to share our fellowship.
United Church Women (UCW)
The First United Church Women's Group (UCW) is a vibrant and active group of women who meet the second Monday of each month, September to June. We worship, deal with business, tackle special projects, visit our elderly, sick and shut-ins, and support the overall work of our Church Community. We welcome new members to join us on our faith journey as we share our time, talents and treasures.
Our children are such a wonderful, vital part of our Church and we learn from them as much if not more than they learn from us. Our Sunday School classes range in age groups from toddlers to Junior High. Each Sunday they join our Worship Service and then, after their special time of story, music and sharing, head downstairs to Trinity Hall where there is fun, music and more stories.
"A person is a person - no matter how small."
~ Dr. Seuss
SNAC is Sunday Night at Church - Our Youth Group
First United Book Club meets for an hour once each month to choose and discuss. We're deliberate in keeping a wide range of reading, from fiction to non-fiction, from Newfoundland to Australia, from historical biography to fictional biography. Our only criteria is that each book have a religious, moral or social theme but we aim for a wide variety of writing styles. Books are chosen by all members a month or two in advance.
We average about six regular members for each meeting with a couple of others dropping in as able and would love to have more people join us.
The quilting group meets the first and third Monday evenings of each month at 7:30 pm. We usually meet in the multi-purpose room at the church. If you are interested in joining, contact us for information. Beginners and experienced quilters welcome.
Outreach and Social Action
We're a very active bunch! Our routine volunteer work, fundraisers and financial contributions include such things as:
- Seniors dinners
- Visitation with the sick and shut-in
- Christmas baskets for prisoners
- Bridges to Hope
- Stella Burry Foundation
- Iris Kirby House
- Emmanuel House
- Foster Children's Fund
- Mission in Service Fund
- Mount Pearl Community Supper
We also participate in special projects from time to time as a need arises.
" The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the Commitment to make a difference in the lives of others."
~ DeAnn Hollis
Stay informed with what's going on at First United
Website: www.firstunitechchurchmp.ca Our website is updated on an ongoing basis with upcoming meetings and events being posted to the Calendar as soon as information becomes available. Also, with the exception of the months of July and August, we prepare a weekly e-newsletter under News and Things in the main menu.
Facebook Page - First United Church Mount Pearl: We post to our Facebook Page on a regular basis, sharing some of our photos, other posts that may be of interest and keeping you up to date.
Constant Contact E-Mails: Are you on our email distribution list? If not , why not take a moment to sign-up (click here to complete and send the form). Your email address will be included in our Constant Contact e-mail distribution list to receive information and updates on what's happening in the life of our Church.
Online Giving Now Available On This Website
Not able to attend Sunday service? Want to continue your financial support to First United Church while you are away from the community this winter? Want to make a special donation? Great News! We've added a new feature to this website that enables you the ability to donate online.
First United Church is registered with canadahelps.org. Just click on the button to access the secure form and make your financial contribution. It can be a one-time donation or you can set it up to go through on a regular monthly basis.
The button is also located at the top right hand side of the website - easy to find; easy to maneuver.
The Donate Page (located in the main menu on the website) provides details on the various ways you can donate First United Church and how your financial contributions will be used.