Welcome to First United Church
God calls us to create a community of faith where all are welcome and encouraged to participate fully. No matter where you are from, when you were born, how you self-identify, whom you love, or what you believe. We are a community that encourages free inquiry and searching. We are intentional about creating a safe space where diversity (such as age, sexual orientation, gender identity, health, ability, race, socio-economic status or belief) is valued, even when it challenges us. We do this by living God’s welcome, seeking to love as Jesus Christ loves and laughing with the Spirit along the way.
Grace and peace to you all! In the interests of our communities well-being, and in compliance with Alberta Health Services, we will continue to worship on-line for the month of July. On-line services will continue to be available even once we resume some in person gatherings. As re-launch guidelines and restrictions continue to evolve, we want to ensure the utmost safety for  the many partnerships in our community and the people who call First United home. We are preparing for and looking forward to that time when we can welcome you back into the building.
 
You can find worship experiences and resources on-line through the Prayer and Care page on this site or on our Facebook page. 
 
Thank you for your patience, your good humour and your ongoing commitment to God’s mission through First United Church and other community agencies. By following recommended protocols, and pulling together, we hope to move towards the time when we can be together again. Please keep those affected in your prayers.  Please be safe and take care of yourselves!
 
Creator, stir us to gratitude: for the sun that rises in the east reminding us that each day is a gift and that we are connected to all our relations; for the winds that blow from the south bringing warmth and growth, reminding us we need Your guidance to heal that which is broken; for the peace that comes at sunset reminding us to move lightly upon this good earth and to enjoy the times of labour and harvest; for the lights that dance in northern darkness reminding us we each bear Your image. For the gifts of life, growth, insight, understanding and strength we give thanks. May we use them to co-create a better way of life for those around us and those who will come after us. Amen.