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. 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.
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 continue our ministry, we need your support.
As time continues we may need to be involved in helping members of the congregation who have been laid off or have had hours reduced or have lost their jobs altogether. If you know of anybody that could use a hand up please be in touch.
If Support is Needed
First United Church Mount Pearl: We realize these are very difficult times. If you are experiencing difficulties getting groceries or medications please call the church at 368-2194 and leave a message. If you are feeling lonely or having a stressful time, need to talk or just to say hi, please call the minister at (709) 727-7803 or email email@example.com. You can also contact us using the email contact form on this page (emails are monitored daily). There are also other services available in the St. John's Metro area. Click HERE for some of the contact information and external links.
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
It is with gratitude and thanksgiving we acknowledge the following Gifts and dedicate them to the Glory of God:
In memory of Harvey Hodder from:
Bill & Janet Baker
Linda, Blair & Scott Manuel
Eric & Millie Badcock
In memory of a loving mother and grandmother, Florrie Pennell from Linda, Blair & Scott
In loving memory of mother and grandmother, Florrie Pennell from Wayne, Joan & Jennifer
In memory of Florrie Pennell from:
Paul & Marnie Hillyard
Christina & Dennis Manning
Gloria & Gary Gosse
Eric & Millie Badcock
George & Dorothy Hicks
Byron & Ella Button
Nelson & Glenys Harris
Florence & Dave Morrissey
Charles & Melvina Moores
Gerald & Christine Budden
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, November 15, 2020
to start AFTER 11am Worship
Our Annual Congregational meeting is usually held in March. However, because of the global pandemic, this year's meeting was postponed. It has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 15th immediately following the 11 am Worship Service.
UCW Christmas Light Service 2020
It is a GO! This special service is going ahead again this year. It is scheduled for December 6th at 7:00 pm.
We are still in the planning stages to determine how the service will be presented, i.e., virtually, live at the church, or a bit of both. We remain committed to making it work while at the same time keeping in mind the safety of everyone. Keep checking our online First News for updates.
To continue our efforts to help with the mission and ministry of our church, we are inviting our congregation and friends to make a special donation "In Memory of" or "In Celebration of" loved ones. An acknowledgement of your donation will be made during the service. We hope you feel this will be a rewarding way to support our church while paying tribute to loved ones.
You can donate online - just be sure to indicate it is for the Christmas Light Service. After you've donated, please complete the following form indicating the person(s) to whom you wish to pay tribute.
If you prefer, you can also drop your donation off to the church office (click here for the downloadable form). Office hours are 10am to 1pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Christmas Light Service
If you are donating online, use the donate button above and then use this form to send us a message advising of the person(s) to whom you wish to give tribute (NOTE: It can be a memorial or a celebration.)
Bridges to Hope is now accepting food donations from local churches. If you would like to donate food, you are welcome to drop the items off at First United and we’ll deliver them to Bridges to Hope for you.
Please place donations in the white food bin in the foyer. Remember the church office is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 1 pm.
Thank you for all your support!
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
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.