We are delighted to share our online weekly worship services with you. Unless otherwise noted, each service starts at 11 am every Sunday morning. You can watch the service at that time or, if 11 am isn't a good time for you, drop in to our website later in the day or anytime that best suits your schedule.
Online Worship Service
Starting 11 am, Sunday, July 12, 2020
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Summer Office Hours for First United Church
Please be advised effective July 1st, although the church is closed due to the Covid pandemic, someone will be in the church office for inquiries, phone calls, etc. on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon.
Please note that website emails are monitored daily.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions that prohibit large gatherings, the memorial service for the General Protestant Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and Memorial Gardens will be combined. It is scheduled for July 19 at 7 p.m.
The service will be led by Rev. Bill Mercer and broadcast live only on VOWR and on-line through Wesley United Church’s web site (www.wesleychurch.ca), Facebook page and their YouTube channel.
Update from Rev. Ian
July 11, 2020
I will be away on vacation July 20th to August 3rd. There will be worship services on our YouTube channel thanks to Regional Staff who have recorded services to help out.
This year, because of COVID-19, we have decided to hold one combined memorial service instead of a service at each of the three cemeteries. The service will be held on July 19, 2020. For details about the service, please see the NOTICE provided on this web page.
Don’t forget your can/jar/container for the annual “Can Project". (More info about the Can Project is also provided on this page.)
Rev. Ian March-MacCuish
First United Church
Your Support is Needed
We're a very active congregation from worship to outreach. Even during this pandemic our ministry continues, albeit in a different form. From Online Worship, to supporting our local food bank, to individuals preparing and delivering meals to those in need, to telephone visits, we haven't stopped. Also we have been making use of grocery store gift cards for those in need. To do all this, we need your support.
"Together We Can Make a Difference."
Together We CAN is an annual partnership project for SNAC and the Board of Management. Normally we use recycled pop cans to serve as piggy banks but because of covid19 we ask you select any container at your fingertips. Over the summer and as you are able, please save your loose change or slip a bill or two into your container and bring it to the church in the Fall. Be sure your envelope number is somewhere on the container. The funds raised are used (70:30) toward the activities of our youth group and for general operations of our church.
Did you Know?
SNAC, our Youth Group, has decided to continue meeting throughout the summer. Click HERE to read more!
During the months of September through to May, First United publishes an online weekly newsletter on this website. For June, July and August we revert to monthly issues. It shows under News and Things in the main menu with the latest edition also feeding to several pages throughout the site. Since the covid-19 pandemic started we have also been issuing updates from Rev. Ian, scripture and prayers, links to our Online Worship and other relevant information and news. These updates have been (and will continue) on an ad hoc and as needed basis in between the News editions. Please note that at the very bottom of each publication, there is a place to leave comments and/or Follow us. If you select Follow, the newsletters automatically feed to your email address each time a new publication is issued.
First United also issues Constant Contact emails and provides information on our Facebook Page. If you haven't signed up either of those, we encourage you to do so as it is another convenient and timely way of keeping abreast of what is going on.
At First United Church you are part of our FAMILY
and you are always welcome
We Worship! We Dance! We Sing!
There's room for the lively, the quiet and the shy
There's room for all ages
There's room for laughter and for tears.
While during this time of COVID-19 we cannot physically greet you with smiles, a handshake or a hug,
we welcome you through the use of technology
Phone Calls, Emails, Online Worship, and Facebook!
You are welcome here!
How to Contact Us
If you are going through a pastoral emergency, we ask that you call or email the church office. The voice mail is checked daily as are the emails.
You can also contact us through this website (see Email form on this page) (please note: website emails are monitored periodically throughout each day)
Website email (use form on this page)
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 feel isolated and reaching out with a phone call can make a huge difference.
Use this form to send us an email
If you are in our area and looking for a church,
be sure to drop by.
Come for a visit!
Stay and get involved!