Bissell Layette Shower
February is the time for the Annual Bissell Layette Shower. UCW has hosted this every year for many years. We welcome the participation of the Congregation - however, we are aware of how generous you were to the other appeals before Christmas.
If you would like to participate, please bring new or gently used baby clothing (3 month to 18 month), receiving blankets or other baby supplies before February 10. They can be placed in the basket under the Action Table in the Narthex.
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.
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.
**First United now has a Bissell Bin located in the basement of the Church. Please place all donations in this bin rather than in the upstairs hallway. -Thank you
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.
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.
For further information please contact: Grace Rumohr through the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-998-4060.
Hospitality Team Members Needed
Worship Hospitality Teams ensure that our congregation and guests receive a warm welcome each week and that supporting needs help the Worship service to flow smoothly. This includes Greeters and Ushers, Lay Readers, Communion Servers, Baptism Elders, AV Technicians, Food Hospitality and Decorators.
The Leaders of the Worship Teams meet once a month. Teams are made up of enthusiastic volunteers who invest in the Worship of the community performing varied tasks from week to week.
Everyone is invited to share their talents in the area they feel called and have interest. For more information, contact Marg.
Board Members Needed
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.
Caring for the Mustard Seed
Before Easter, we seek donations of Easter candy. These are then distributed at the Mustard Seed Children's Party. We also collect coats and other warm outer clothing for the Mustard Seed Centre. This is especially needed in the fall before the cold weather hits. www.theseed.ca