Weekly News March 10, 2019

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Worship with usWorship Schedule

March 10th 11 am First Sunday of Lent
March 17th 11 am Second Sunday of Lent
March 17th 7 pm - Service of Gospel Music
March 24th 11 am - 3rd Sunday of Lent
March 31st 11 am - 4th Sunday of Lent, Baptism

 

Come into a place where you can find God, and find yourself.
Let us start our Lenten journey, seeking God together, knowing that God will guide our every step, showing us the way in this worship and in life

March 10th - First Sunday of Lent

Annual Congregational Meeting

OUR ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will take place on Sunday, March 10th right after the morning service.

For those with children, Sunday School has been arranged to accommodate this meeting time. We look forward to everyone attending this very important meeting!

Please join us for tea, coffee and sandwiches after the meeting.

Annual Report 2018

The Annual Report for 2018 is now available on our website.  You can open it to read it on your electronic device or download it to read later.  You will find it under Resources in the main menu.  Click here to go directly to the report.

 

Notice

New Board Members Needed

First United is looking for new board members. We meet eight times a year for approximately two hours to discuss
the day-to-day activities of the church. There are six committees looking for new members – Ministry and Personnel, Christian Development, Worship, Property, Membership and Social Outreach, and Stewardship. If you feel that you can help out, please see Rev. Ian or Joan Winsor.

Hillcrest Visit To Be Rescheduled

UCW/MEN’S CLUB visit to Hillcrest Retirement Home: As you know, we had to cancel our visit last Monday night due to the weather. We will let you know when we have a rescheduled date.

Have YOU considered serving in an official capacity at First United Church?

Official Board of First United

Here is a breakdown of what the Official Board of First United looks like.  Click here for a downloadable copy of the Constitution.

Chairperson: The duty of the chairperson shall be to preside at meetings, to preserve order, to take the vote and to announce the decisions of the Official Board.
Secretary: The duty of the secretary is to keep records of proceedings, to conduct correspondence and to preserve all documents.
Treasurer: The treasurer shall be responsible for keeping proper books of accounts and accounting records with respect to all financial transactions of the congregation.

Committee Structure

Stewardship Committee: The duties of the Stewardship Committee are - to be responsible for the overall stewardship level of the congregation so that its full financial potential can be realized, to set and monitor budgets, bring reports to the board and annual meeting.
Christian Development Committee: The duties of the CD Committee are - responsibility for planning the CD program and to provide leadership for all programs and groups in the congregation.
Property Committee: The duties of the committee are to care for and ensure that an adequate maintenance program is carried out for all church property.
Membership & Social Outreach: The duties of this committee are - to initiate and implement social outreach programs for the church, to initiate programs for inactive members, non-adherents and to encourage new membership.
Worship & Evangelism Committee: The duties of this committee are - to work closely with the minister. They look after all aspects of evangelism in the church, ushers, communion, baptism, choirs and pulpit supply in the minister’s absence.
Ministry & Personnel Committee: The duties of this committee are - to provide a consultative and supportive agency for the staff of the church and for members and adherents of the congregation, review working conditions, remuneration for the staff and report back to the board.

NOTE:  All of the committees are outlined in the constitution of First United Church.
Click here to download a copy.  A copy is also available at the church office.

QUILTING GROUP: Meetings are generally held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  The next meetings of the Quilting Group is March 18th and April 1st.   We start at 7:30 pm (location - Multipurpose Room).

BOOK CLUB - March  27th:  The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Wednesday, March 27th at 7 pm in Trinity Hall. We will be discussing the book ‘The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story’ by Hyeonseo Lee. New members welcome. Happy reading!

 
REMINDERS:

UCW Practice for Good Friday Service - Cancelled for March 10th:  Due to our Annual Congregational meeting after the worship service on March 10th, practice has been cancelled for that day only. We will resume practice next Sunday and every Sunday after worship services until Good Friday. Please make a special effort to attend!

UCW MEETING - March 11th: Reminder to UCW members of our meeting tomorrow night, March 11th at 7:30 pm in Trinity Hall. Membership fees are due, and please remember to bring your donations of personal care items. New members are always welcome!

BLENDED VOICES CHOIR - Practice March 13th:  In preparation for our Evening of Gospel Service on March 17th, we will meet this Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm for practice. Hope everyone can make it!

Dining Out at First United
So ... Want to dine out? You can do just that at First United Church, 221 Park Ave., Mount Pearl.  Get your Tickets for the following upcoming events. Contact the church office at 709-368-2194 or email firstunited@nf.aibn.com

March 15th, 5:30 pm - Irish Beef Stew Supper, Trinity Hall ... $12 for adults; $6 for children 12 and under.  Get your tickets now. They are selling quickly

April 19th, 8 - 10 am - Good Friday Fish & Brewis Breakfast in Trinity Hall. Our annual Good Friday Fish and Brewis breakfast is coming up on April 19th from 8 am to 10 am. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets will be available at the door.  

April 21st 9 am - Annual Easter Sunday Breakfast hosted by the Youth Group. 

 

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Upcoming Events

May
26
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Building Fund Sunday  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.
May
27
Mon
7:00 pm UCW/MEN’S CLUB VISIT RUBY MANOR @ Ruby Manor
UCW/MEN’S CLUB VISIT RUBY MANOR @ Ruby Manor
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The UCW/Men’s Club are reminded of our visit to Ruby Manor on May 27th at 7 pm for an evening of entertainment with the residents.
May
29
Wed
7:00 pm Book Club @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Book Club @ First United Church, Sanctuary
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The next meeting of the Book Club will be May 29th at 7 pm in the Church Sanctuary. The book we are discussing is ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman. All are welcome.
Jun
2
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary | Mount Pearl | Newfoundland and Labrador | Canada
Food Bank Sunday at First United Church: The first Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Bank Sunday. All donations go to Bridges to Hope. Members of the congregation are asked to bring along any non-perishable food items
Jun
30
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Building Fund Sunday  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.
Jul
7
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary | Mount Pearl | Newfoundland and Labrador | Canada
Food Bank Sunday at First United Church: The first Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Bank Sunday. All donations go to Bridges to Hope. Members of the congregation are asked to bring along any non-perishable food items
Jul
28
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Building Fund Sunday  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.
Aug
4
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary | Mount Pearl | Newfoundland and Labrador | Canada
Food Bank Sunday at First United Church: The first Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Bank Sunday. All donations go to Bridges to Hope. Members of the congregation are asked to bring along any non-perishable food items
Aug
25
Sun
11:00 am Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Building Fund Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Building Fund Sunday  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.
Sep
1
Sun
11:00 am Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Food Bank Sunday @ First United Church, Sanctuary | Mount Pearl | Newfoundland and Labrador | Canada
Food Bank Sunday at First United Church: The first Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Bank Sunday. All donations go to Bridges to Hope. Members of the congregation are asked to bring along any non-perishable food items
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2019 Irish Beef Stew supper

Fish and Brewis

Easter breakfast

Flea Market

Food Bank Sunday at First United Church - March 3rd: 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, www.bridgestohope.ca, to make a donation online.

Building Fund Sunday - March 31st: 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!


 

Recipe Collection

Recipes from Our Congregation

This is it!  We've officially started our collection of recipes from members of our congregation. We want to share them with everybody so have decided to publish them on our website.  We have already posted a few and are expecting our collection to grow over the coming months. Keep checking in to see what's new. There's a convenient Table of Contents at the top of the page so you can browse through and easily choose which delicious recipe you'd like to try next.  

Click here to see the Recipes from Our Congregation. Note: It can also be found under Life and Work in the main menu of the website. 

How to submit your recipe

If you are a part of First United Church, we'd love to hear from you. Send us a recipe or two (or more) and we'll share them online. The recipe can be handwritten. It can be typewritten. It can be a picture. Just make sure we can read it easily.  Tell us your first and last name so we can include it when we publish the recipe. And if the recipe came from a cookbook, tell us the name of the cookbook so we can acknowledge credits.  Send the recipes and information by email (firstunited@nf.aibn.com) or drop it off at the church office or use the Recipe Form provided on this site.

Be sure to tell your friends about our new project!

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Recipe Form

Send us your recipe using the following form. Remember to include your first and last name. And, if the recipe is from a cookbook, be sure to tell us the name of the book. You can type your recipe in the message box or attach a file (attachment can be Word Document, .pdf, .jpg or .txt format).


to the right of the front door of the churchMail Box for Your Convenience

We have a mail slot if ever you need to drop off mail or your favourite recipes. You'll find it to the right of the front door of the church. No worries about things being lost as the mail plots down into a locked box on the inside.

Away for the WinterAway for the Winter?

To those of you who are planning to travel south for the winter months, stay safe and enjoy your time away.  We will hold you in our prayers.

Be sure to stay in touch by following our weekly newsletters under News and Things.  And, of course, we'll be adding photos to our albums so you can see all those familiar faces from time to time.

Throughout the winter months we will continue our Outreach Services in support of our community and those in need. You, too, can continue to help while you are away. Just click on the Donate button in the main menu whenever you wish to contribute whether for your weekly offering or to help with a special cause.


Stay informed with what's going on at First United

Stay InformedWebsite: 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. 

 


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