FIRST UNITED CHURCH – CURRENT NEEDS:

COLD WEATHER CLOTHING:

  • Jackets – Toques – Gloves – Rain ponchos
  • Elastic waist pants – Sweaters – Blankets

RECEPTION: needs shampoo and towels.

DONATIONS FOR THE ABOVE ITEMS CAN BE BROUGHT TO ERUC.

A Thanksgiving message from The Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne – Executive Director: Praise God from whom all blessings flow. The seasons are shifting – the weather is cooling and the days are getting shorter, but there is warmth in the air as many of us gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving. As you may have recently read in our Thanksgiving appeal letter, many in our community consider First United their place to share a hot meal with family and friends since this is a place that treats everyone as the special individual that they are. It is the support of congregations like yours and individuals like you that help to keep our doors open and the sense of home we are able to generate. We could not treat each person who walks through our doors with dignity and love without our wider church family – so on this day of Thanksgiving, First United says we are thankful for each and every one of you.

A special blessing to Heidi Morgan, our Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, who has been our link to churches for the past year. We are grateful for her love and service – and wish her the very best on her new role that starting this week with the Mood Disorder Association of BC!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR TO VOTE ONLINE AND HELP FIRST UNITED!

Please help First United’s Outreach Ministry by voting online October 10th – 19th. Your votes could earn them up to $50k from the AVIVA Community Fund Campaign to improve their services. Email: carmen@firstunited.ca and First United will remind you to vote!

STORIES FROM THE STREET

As part of the 2017 Homelessness Action Week in the Tri-Cities, the Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group is once again presenting an evening of music and stories told by people with lived experience of life on the street. The evening will take place on Thurs, Oct 12th, 7:00–8:30 p.m. at the Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way.

ST ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH CONCERT – October 13th, 7:00 pm

Common Vision: Sing to End Hunger” concert on October 13th. This fundraiser for Canadian Foodgrains Bank will have the federal government matching every dollar raised four times. Choral Director, Ingrid Gay will lead a 50 person choir, made up of several church choir members and people from the community featuring Ron Klusmeier music. RSVP to St Andrew’s church office (office@sauc.ca) or call 604-939-5513.

ST ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH FALL BAZAAR – October 28th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Craft items, bake sale & lunch available (CASH ONLY). 2318 St Johns Street, Port Moody – lots of parking behind the church.