Sunday School Volunteers
Godly Play, our weekly Sunday School programme needs a few more people to sign-up. Francee is willing to guide you. Please contact the church office with more information.
Worship and Hospitality Team
Hospitality is the very first thing we offer to others in the name of Christ. First United has a wonderful hospitality ministry in place but we are now in a situation that requires your help. There are many areas of the team where you can offer your time and talent. We need:
- One (1) Coordinator – this task involves calling two meetings per year to discuss with the various teams what works,what might need changing, and this position meets with Rev. Danielle occasionally as required.
- Two (2) team leaders – this position (which has a co-leader) is responsible for ensuring that all team members are in place for their appointed month (twice annually).
- One (1) co-leader – this position helps the leader as required.
Other positions you can offer for:
Lay Readers – Greeters – Coffee Makers
This vital ministry needs your help. Please contact the church office at 780-998-4060, and someone will contact you.
Caring for the Mustard Seed
We are now collecting new or gently used warm clothing for the Mustard Seed. Items in need are fall/winter jackets, gloves, handwarmers, and socks. Please place your items on or near the main floor coat rack near the church offices and label them "Mustard Seed".
The Mustard Seed is a Christian not-for-profit organization that delivers basic services, including the provision of six evening meals per week, clothing, and personal items to those in need. It also partners with the wider Edmonton community to address poverty. Visit their website at www.theseed.ca.
Before Easter, we seek donations of Easter candy. These are then distributed at the Mustard Seed Children's Party.
Bissell Centre Donations
The Bissell driver will be here every first and third Tuesday of every month. Please bring your donations to the Church just prior to these dates.
Please place all donations in the Bissell Bin located in the basement hallway of the Church beside the coat rack.
The Bissell Centre relies on the generosity of the community to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty. Without your support, the future of many Edmontonians – adults and children alike – would be very bleak. The Thrift Shoppe is an integral program of Bissell Centre, and all net revenues from the Shoppe go directly to fund the many programs of Bissell Centre. They gladly take new or gently used household items, books, clothing, and small electronics and appliances.
Food Bank Sunday
The first Sunday of every month is Food Bank Sunday. Food donations such as jam, peanut butter, pasta, sauces, and tin fruit are gratefully accepted and appreciated.
If you would like to contact them directly, they are located at 9803 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, 780 998-4099.
Are you interested in helping with Worship?
The Music Ministry and AV Ministry are actively looking for volunteers to help with worship services. There are a variety of ways to help: Singers, Ringers, Strummers, Instrumentalists, Powerpointers, and Sound and Recording Personnel. For a detailed description click here. If you are interested or know of someone who is, please contact Camille Ream at 780-997-0551 or through the church office.
First United Catering Group
A group of ladies came together several years ago to offer catering for funerals, receptions and other organizations requesting this service at our Church.
We offer, along with food: outreach, hospitality, caring and sharing. Pricing is amazingly low! Our Fellowship Hall can host up to 250 people.
The money raised from catering is used for various projects in the church; such that our building and space can be maintained and be welcoming to all people who enter our doors.
Due to some of our senior members being unable to work or bake any longer, we need workers, bakers or people who could help with both. Please contact Elleline at 780-998-3460 or the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-998-4060.
Sobey's Cards For Sale
Sobey's gift cards are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100. First United makes a percentage from each card sold, which helps support our various ministries. If you shop at Sobey's anyway, you also get to help out the Church. You can purchace the cards after the service or from the Church office.
Volunteer Opportunity for person/persons to sell Sobey's cards after worship each Sunday for 10 - 15 minutes. Contact Marg through the church office if you can help out.
Do you have an interest in the vision of First United Church? Do you want to learn and share in the administrative leadership of the congregation? Are you ready to deepen your spirituality in a community of diverse people seeking together God’s wisdom and direction? The Board of First United Church needs individuals with gifts and skills in servant leadership, good listening, love of First United Church and willingness to learn and grow in discipleship. Contact Rev. Danielle at the church office 780-998-4060.