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.
Wednesdays at 7 pm – Lens on Lent via zoom; contact the office for more information.
 
Upcoming events
Feb. 28 – 1:30 pm Annual Meetingi Pre-register for in person/Zoom required
Mar. 5 – 2 pm light a candle to remember the women of Vanuatu as part of World Day of Prayer
Mar. 7  – Communion Sunday, Fundscrip orders due by noon
Mar. 9  – 10 am, Stewardship Team meets via zoom
Mar. 14 – Daylight Savings starts
Mar. 16 – 7 pm, Leadership Team meets via zoom
Mar. 24 – Worship at Seasons Retirement
Mar. 28  – Palm Sunday and Holy Week begins
 
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! 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

 
We are in the season of Lent, the time of the colour purple. Lent is an intentional time to come close to God. It begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17) and continues for six weeks through Good Friday, vigil and Easter Sunday.
 
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.
 
During this season, we remember Jesus’ life, ministry and death as we get ready to come close to the mystery of Easter. It takes time to enter into or to even come close to a mystery like Easter.  Jesus calls us to follow and love and learn the mystery.  Even when we feel alone, he is beside us to show us the way. Lives are changed when they cross paths with Jesus.  So join us, if you dare as we journey to Jerusalem, from temptation to trust, into the mystery that awaits us,  and surrounds us. We go in good company.
 
We invite you and your household to take some time each week to “mark” this important season.
You might create a worship space with a small piece of purple cloth, a candle, six stones or contact the office to get a Mystery of Easter puzzle template.
 
“Create in us a clean heart and put a new and right Spirit within us.” Psalm 51:10