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 either live streamed (10:30 am) to our Facebook page and uploaded to YouTube by 1 pm, or posted to our Facebook page and YouTube channel by 10:30 am where you can 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.
9:00 am – You’re invited into the Godly Play room for a story and wondering
 
Upcoming events
Apr. 13 – 6:30 pm, Spiritual Growth Team meets via Zoom
Apr. 14 –  7 pm, Acting against Racism group meets via Zoom
Apr. 20 – 7 pm, Leadership Team meets via Zoom
Apr. 22 – Earth Day
Apr. 25 – Camping Sunday
Apr. 26 – 1:30 pm, Worship Team meets via Zoom
Apr. 27 – 10 am, Stewardship Team meets via Zoom
Apr. 28 – 10:15 am, Story & Prayer at Seasons Retirement
Apr. 29 “Planning for End of Life Care”  workshop rescheduled to April 27, 2022. This is an event that we really want to offer in person. In the meantime there are great resources locally and on-line
Canada Hospice and Palliative Care Association  https://www.chpca.ca/  and The Conversation Project https://theconversationproject.org/  .
May 2 – Sacrament of Communion, Fundscrip orders are due
May 4 & 6 – Northern Spirit Regional Council Annual Meeting via Zoom
May 12 – 7 pm, Acting against Racism study group meets via Zoom
 
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 will resume in person gatherings when it is safe to do so. 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 or You-Tube channel as well.
“Drop in” to  worship anytime! 
 

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

 
We are living into the season of Easter, a time of celebration. But how do we celebrate when someone we love has died?  Like those first disciples we are called to remember and give thanks, and enter the mystery of new life, trusting that God brings hope out of despair. Easter is such a great mystery we can’t contain it in just one Sunday. It continues to spread out for the next six weeks, all the way to Pentecost. During that time we too are coming to know Jesus in this new way. I wonder where resurrection will find you?
 
You might choose a spiritual practice, make a regular time to pray, to journal, to be kind, to care for the earth. You might choose to let go some of the clutter of our culture and simply be with God.
 
“Behold! Behold! I make all things new, beginning with you, and starting from today!” More Voices #115