Carmen Lansdowne Nominated for Moderator

We’re honoured to be able to announce that Executive Director, The Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, has been nominated as a candidate for Moderator of the United Church of Canada’s this year’s 44th General Council. The Moderator is responsible for giving spiritual leadership to all in the United Church of Canada, chairing meetings of the General […]

Black Excellence Day

Guest post by Stephanie Kallstrom, Case Planner, FIRST UNITED On this day of January 14th, 2022 (on January 15th each year or on the preceding Friday if it falls on a weekend or holiday) marks the first year that the province of British Columbia has proclaimed ‘Black Excellence Day’! It is to celebrate the outstanding […]

‘You Give, We Build’ Continues!

After the great success that the ‘you give, we build’ project had with filling orders during the holiday season, amateur carpenters and long-time supporters Don Robertson and Ross White decided to carry on their project into 2022! Under the name 1/2 Inch Either Way Carpenters, this dynamic duo are taking orders to build furniture and home […]

1 Million Reasons to say Thank You

We have some truly outstanding news to share with you: over the past six weeks, we ran two parallel campaigns for critically-needed donations: we had to raise $450,000 for our ongoing programs and services, and $500,000 for the redevelopment of our new building. It was an ambitious undertaking, but one that we felt optimistic about because our community […]