Welcome to First United Church
You’re invited to be part of a faith community that cares,  worships weekly  and is active during the week in strengthening community. Sunday worship during June is at 10:30 am in person and on-line anytime.  Doors open at 10:00 am and worship starts at 10:30 am. We also Live-stream to our Facebook page and You-Tube channel  each Sunday morning.
 
We will be taking some Sabbath time during July. Sunday worship services will resume in August.
You’re invited to sojourn with another community of faith, or explore a spiritual practice that tends your soul! (More info on the Prayer & Care page). Or revisit one of the many services/Godly Play stories already on-line. 
 
Links for Memorial Services live-streamed from our site can be found on the “Memorials” page of this
site.
 

You, O God, created land, and sea, and sky: small, tiny plants to grace the Earth, giant trees with roots deep in soil and arms reaching into the sky; and animals, from giant, blundering elephants to chattering chipmunks, You, O God, created. 

Creator God, we have forgotten. We thought this world was our world, a world exclusively for our use.

You, O God, created an abundance of space: forests to shelter a herd of deer and a pack of wolves;

prairie grasslands to host thundering bison and whistling prairie dogs;  bogs for turtles and water snakes; ponds for bull frogs and great blue herons, You, O God, created.

Creator God, we have forgotten. We thought this world was our world, a world to subjugate and redefine. 

You, O God, created all kinds of people in a never-ending variety of shapes, sizes, and colours:

people to cultivate the land and tend the earth people to gather in praise on a Sabbath day

people to minister, to support, to love. You, O God, created.

Creator God, we have forgotten We thought these were our lives, lives to spend as we wished.

You, O God, created, and it was good.

Creator God, help us to remember, to cherish, to live with respect and move more lightly upon your good earth.  Amen. © 2012 The United Church of Canada/L’Église Unie du Canada. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca. 

 

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.

Godly Play is practiced here,