Lenten greetings, Good Friday is the day followers of Christ remember the events leading up to Jesus’s death.We remember the good,the bad,and the ugly on Good Friday. During this pandemic, we all have known so much death, sadness, and fear. These are parts of every living being’s life, but the impacts feel deeply personal, isolating, and without […]
Except for my Lenten Season Series, I don’t usually address the public in FIRST’s communications. I’m the Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain at FIRST UNITED. I mostly work with community members and the people that FIRST serves. But with it being the Lenten Season and with Easter coming up, I thought it was important to talk […]
Yesterday, First United Community Ministry Office opened its doors to serve our DTES neighbourhood community at 360 Jackson Avenue. The opening ceremony was led by Lauren Sanders, Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, and Dr. Cheryl Bear, Director of Community Ministry. Melaney Gleeson-Lyall, of the Point family in Musqueam and the Bob family in Snuneymuxw First Nation, […]
Meet Juanita Austin, an avid supporter of FIRST UNITED, ordained minister with the United Church of Canada, and who recently wrote a book of hymns.
This Easter we invite you to add a new tradition to your celebrations: the pursuit of justice. A special post by Dr Cheryl Bear
Cristien Donhuysen, Program Manager, describes how frontline work at First United has changed over the past 10 years.