Monthly News July 2019

Monthly News July 2019

Worship with UsWorship Schedule for First United Church

June 30th 11 am 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Baptism
July 7th 11 am
July 14th  11 am
July 21st 11 am led by Rev. Karen Bursey
July 28th 11 am led by Tony Tuck
Aug. 4th 11 am led by Cynthia Burt
Aug. 11th 11 am worship and Baptism

**There is no communion during the summer months. Rev. Ian will be away on holidays from July 1st to 6th and July 17th to August 8th.



Worship and Baptism June 30thbaptism

We welcome into the Body of Christ, through the Sacrament of Baptism

Benjamin Christopher Robbins
son of Heather and Bryan Robbins

Thank you to the United Church Women for donating the Baptism Candle and the Canadian Bible Society for donating the Children’s Bible.

June 30th is also Building Fund Sunday

Summer Office HoursNOTICE:  Church Office Hours

 July 1, 2019 to September 2, 2019

Mondays:  CLOSED
Tuesday to Thursday (inclusive):  9 am to 1 pm
Fridays: 9 am to Noon

AnniversaryMark Your Calendars for Our Anniversary

We are celebrating the Anniversary of First United Church on October 19th. There will be a hot turkey dinner served in Trinity Hall after which we'll head upstairs for a concert. Tickets will be available in early September (Dinner $25; Concert $10)


Happy Canada Day


UCW MEMBERS are reminded that we are responsible for ushering for the month of July. The sign-up sheet is in the foyer.

QUILTING GROUP: Our next meeting will be July 8th at 7:30 in Trinity Hall.



Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Monday, July 8th at 7 pm
General Protestant Cemetery - Monday, July 22nd at 7 pm
Memorial Gardens Cemetery - Monday, August 5th at 7 pm

**In the event of inclement weather, the services will move ahead to 7 pm the next evening.

We are a welcoming, spirit-filled community of Christians
spreading God’s love
through worship, caring, sharing and outreach.

Upcoming Events

9:00 am Topsail United Online Auction @ Topsail United Church
Topsail United Online Auction @ Topsail United Church
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – Oct 30 @ 10:00 am
Announcing the return of Topsail United’s popular Harvest Festival ONLINE AUCTION from OCT. 8th to 30th. Register online at to bid or make a donation. This year, payment may be made both online and in person. Items added regularly
11:00 am Topsail United Fall Sale @ Topsail United Church
Topsail United Fall Sale @ Topsail United Church
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
October 14th at 11 am Topsail United  will be having their annual Fall Sale of Baked Goods, Preserves with Soup Luncheon, Dessert, Tea/Coffee. Cost is $8 for Adults and $4 for Children.
7:30 pm UCW Meeting @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
UCW Meeting @ First United Church, Trinity Hall
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A reminder to the UCW of our monthly meeting on October 14th at 7:30 pm in Trinity Hall. Please remember to bring along your personal care items. New members are always welcome.
10:30 am Bible Study Group @ First United Church, Multipurpose Room
Bible Study Group @ First United Church, Multipurpose Room
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Rev. Ian will be leading a Bible Study Group starting September 24th in the Multi-Purpose Room. Session time is 10:30 to11:30 am. Please don’t forget to bring a bible!
10:30 am Lectionary Bible Study Sessions @ First United Church, Multipurpose Room
Lectionary Bible Study Sessions @ First United Church, Multipurpose Room
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Rev. Ian leads a Bible Study Group in the Multi-Purpose Room every Tuesday morning from 10:30 to11:30 am. Please bring your own bible!
10:30 am Weekly Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Weekly Prayer Group @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WEEKLY PRAYER GROUP has started up again here at First United. Please join us on Thursday mornings, from 10:30 to 11 am in the Sanctuary. We make use of different forms of prayers: spoken and silent, meditative and contemplative. All

Food Bank Sunday at First United Church - July 7th:  The first Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Bank Sunday. Members of the congregation are asked to bring along any non-perishable food items and place them in the bin in the church vestibule. Envelopes are also available in the church pews if you would like to make a contribution. You can also visit their website,, to make a donation online.

Building Fund Sunday -  June 30th: The last Sunday of the month has been designated as Building Fund Sunday. Envelopes are available in the church pews if you would like to make a contribution. Thank you for your continued support.

Beverage Container Recycling

Reminder to Support SNAC

SNAC, our Youth Group, Collects Recyclables.  The Beverage Container Recycling is an ongoing project for SNAC. They use the proceeds to help fund their activities.

If you would like to drop off your beverage recycling at the church, here’s what can be recycled: aluminum can; plastic containers; glass bottles; steel cans; drink boxes (tetra); mini sips (drink pouches) etc. (Please wash out all bottles and remove all caps before dropping them off.)  Please note: we are requesting beverage containers only!

From SNAC to all those who participate - Thank you for your support!

Slideshows - June 2019

Our Photo albums are available under Photos in the main menu.

June 19th - Men's Club BBQ

We wound down in style with fun, fellowship and food...

There were about 40 of us in all. How could the night get any better? But it did!
God, being the true artist, gave us a beautiful sky to end our evening. 

Photo Credits: Gloria Gosse


Confirmation 2019

Photo credits:  Gloria Gosse


Sunday School is Out for the Summer

The children had such fun all year and they learned so much but now it's time for a summer break. Here are some of the photos of their closing party. A special thank you to all of our leaders for making our Sunday School Program possible.

Stay safe and enjoy!  See you in September!

Photo Credits:  Susan Vardy

Together We CanHello Friends

The summer season is here and, as we begin our summer activities, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy summer.

First United is already making plans for the Fall of 2019. We have many active groups and ministries within our congregation. These include choirs (Senior Choir, Men's Choir, and Youth Choir), the UCW, the Men's Club which continues to be active, along with SNAC (the Youth Group) and Book Club. We continue to support our outreach ministries through Stella Burry Community Services and Bridges to Hope Food Bank, as well as our Quilts for Comfort Program. The Benevolent Fund is also used to assist families and individuals in times of crisis or emergency situations.

Fundraising is very important in the life and work of the church. Again, as in past summers, we are undertaking a joint fundraising effort between the SNAC, Church Board and the Congregation entitled


In June a can distributed to each family in our congregation in the hope that you will drop in any coins or other currency you may be able to spare during the summer months. The CANS will be collected in the Fall and your contribution will be credited to your church givings.  Proceeds from the CAN Project will be shared with the Youth Group, who will use its share to help fund upcoming activities that are planned for 2018 2019. The remainder will be used to cover on-going church expenses.

This is our 15th year with the CAN Project and to date it has been very successful. I feel confident that we will have another successful project again this Summer. You can bring your CAN to the church on or before September 22nd or call the church office if you would like someone to pick it up.  Don't forget to write your envelope number in the space provided on the label.

During this restive period of the summer season, we are not always able to attend Sunday services but the operational expenses of our church continue. Please consider an automatic pre-authorized remittance (PAR) post dated cheques or donating online. It's easy and our system is completely confidential.  Click here to download a PAR form or to donate online. I thank you for your continued support of your church.  

Be safe in your travels, enjoy the visits and social gatherings of family and friends during this summer season.

Yours in Christ



Rev. Ian March MacCuish

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Thank you for helping us continue our work

Race to 100



You could win a handcrafted

Wonky Wooden Necklace




Race to 100

The goal is to reach 100 by the end of the summer. The person submitting the 100th recipe will win a handcrafted, Wonky Wooden Necklace.

To find out how to submit or to browse through our collection visit the Recipes from our congregation Page on this website (under Life and Work in the main menu).


Number of Recipes

as of June 26, 2019


Thank you Judy Squibb for submitting several recipes

Wonky Wooden Necklace

Submit your recipe(s) for a chance to win!


Stay informed with what's going on at First United

Stay InformedWebsite:   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, we publish an online Weekly Newsletter from September to June and a Monthly Newsletter for July and August.  You'll find the online news  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. 

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