Welcome to First United Church Mount Pearl
We are delighted to share our online weekly worship services with you. The service will start at 11 am on Sunday. If you can't make it at that time drop back any time after 11 am to join us in worship.
Online Worship Service
Starting 11 am, Sunday, September 27, 2020
UPDATE on Worship Services
First United will be holding its first Worship Service in the Sanctuary on October 4th
Capacity restricted to 58 maximum in total based on our space available
All congregants will have to register by calling the church between 10am and 1pm on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday each week to reserve their place.
Please do NOT leave a voicemail to reserve your place
Click HERE for a detailed list of current COVID-19 protocols
The current on-line service is well attended and appreciated and will continue
Updated September 8, 2020
Effective September 28th: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - 10 am to 1 pm
Because of COVID-19 First United is following strict protocols. Effective September 28th someone will be in the church office for inquiries, phone calls, etc. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm.
If you have mail for the church please use the drop box. If you need to talk to somebody please leave a message on the phone and somebody will get back to you. We will be checking emails regularly. You can send us an email through the website (email form on this page) You can also contact the Board Chair, Joan Winsor, at 687-2147
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.
- Newsletter September 26, 2020 - Orange Shirt Day, Food Drive, first worship service October 4th, Info on Diversity Fair - all this and moreRead more ›
CAN you believe it! Summer is over.
Were you able to save any extra coins for the CAN Project? There's still time!
"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.
"Bridges to Hope Food Aid Centre has been struggling to keep food on the shelves since the pandemic and we want to ensure they are fully stocked for Thanksgiving.
We will be hosting a Food Drive on Saturday October 3rd from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Mount Pearl Autopro on 1072 Topsail Road.
For your convenience - it will be a contactless drive thru to keep you safe.
We will be collecting both non- perishable food and financial donations.
Hope to see you there!”
Broadview Renewal and New Subscriptions
A year has passed since The United Church Observer unveiled its total makeover as Broadview magazine (formerly The United Church Observer). Now it is time for you to renew your subscription. This magazine connects us to congregations across the country and informs us of United Church news, locally, nationally and around the world. We encourage everyone to read Broadview by subscribing to the print edition and visiting Broadview online (https://broadview.org/). You won’t be disappointed.
To renew or to take out a subscription through First United, please put $25 in an envelope marked “Broadview”, include your name and address and drop it off at the church. You can use the mail slot by the front door. Deadline to renew is October 4th.
The Bag to School project for 2020 by Bridges to Hope is now underway
Normally, most of our school supplies are donated, but this year due to the pandemic and Health and Safety protocols, we decided it would be safer to purchase all our supplies.
While this is quite the financial endeavour, we are confident that with the help of our Corporate Sponsors and your generosity – we can achieve this goal.
Students will be given a top-quality school bag packed with all the top brand products and headphones to ensure they start the year off right – with the dignity of not being seen as a ‘poor’ student by their classmates.
Please offer your support and help us spread some relief and joy in our community — both to the students and their parents.
To donate click here or click the logo below
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!