What if there was a community of faith that allowed you to explore issues of life and faith at your own pace?  What if there was a church that celebrated the presence and participation of children of all ages, a church where you could dress casually,  enjoy a variety of music, and be challenged to think about the important issues of your life? What if there was a church that was not afraid to hear your doubts and be challenged by your questions? What if you could find that kind of church?

We believe you just did.

Welcome to First United Church!

  

Announcements
Weekly happenings
Every Sunday – Worship is posted to our Facebook page and YouTube channel by 10:30 am
or watch anytime!
Text version and link are available on the “Prayer and Care” page of this web-site.
Video links are also on “Prayer and Care” by 1 pm on Sundays.
Monday’s at 9:30 am – Bible Study via zoom; contact the office for more information.
 
Upcoming events
Nov. 10 – 1 pm, Stewardship Team meets via Zoom
Nov. 11 – Remembrance day – Office closed
Nov. 17 – 7 pm, Leadership Team meets via Zoom
Nov. 18 – 10:45 am, Ruth at Seasons for study
Nov. 28 –  9 am to noon, Story Circle (zoom and in the room)
Nov. 29 – Advent 1
 
How is God calling you?
 

First United Church is a welcoming place to start your spiritual journey or refresh yourself along the way!

In accordance with Alberta Health Services Guidelines, and out of respect for those we serve, we are continuing to offer worship online,  and in person starting in October. If you want to find out more, please call or email our office (780) 352 2157 or uchurch@incentre.net. 
 
There are many ways and places to come close to the Holy!
 
Current worship services are found on the “Prayer and Care” page in text format and with a video link to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/firstunitedwetaskiwin/ and to our YouTube Channel
 
You can find video’s of previous month’s services on our Facebook page as well.
“Drop in” to  worship anytime! on Facebook.
 

Looking for other places to worship and wonder? Here’s a link to communities of faith across the country where you might “drop-in”.

https://edgeucc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2RPv0DZNt6s_Eww8P-08IyJxOol1DhsYzkekm8HNCuF2U3Te9X2MwRjCs#/00d5083bcaff4120863a8badb2d0928a

 

Or you might want to take a virtual pilgrimage to further away places. The World Council of Churches is gathering prayers from around the world. #stayathome; #prayathome.

https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/covid-19/pray

 
To prepare holy space at home or within anytime, you might try some of the following:
*  Light a candle in a quiet space in your home or as you begin each meal.
*  Take a few moments to quiet your breathing and sing or hum a well- loved Hymn.
*  Say a prayer of thanks for the blessings you have received. Offer a prayer for those who are on your heart/mind and/or anyone who is facing a challenging time.
*  Find a daily rhythm to pause, rest, give thanks, or pray for others.
*  Read one or two of your favourite Biblical stories or a Psalm. Stop and reflect on why you chose these, and how they speak to the way you are feeling right now.
*  Take a walk outside if you are able and look around at all the beauty of our world. Listen to bird song, or the sound of the wind. Reflect on those things we can count on; the sun rising, animals going about their business, the promise of longer days and warmer air.
*  Take time to rest, and renew your souls in ways that are meaningful to you.
*  Reach out to one another via a friendly phone call to pass time and let others know you are thinking about them.
Text versions of our worship are available on the Prayer & Care page as well as links for services posted on our Facebook page.
 
“God is our refuge and strength, … therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, …
Be still, and know that I am God!    Psalm 46 excerpts
 
We are not to play safe, to draw back out of fear.
Love may well lead us into danger.
It may lead us to die for our friend.
In a day when we are taught to look for easy solutions,
It is not always easy to hold on to that
Most difficult one of all,
Love.                                                                           Madeleine L’Engle