Good Friday, from Lauren Sanders

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 […]

Working to heal

First United Healing Easter 2022 Donate

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 […]

Community Ministry Office is Now Open

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, […]

A new Easter tradition

This Easter we invite you to add a new tradition to your celebrations: the pursuit of justice. A special post by Dr Cheryl Bear

10 Years of Frontline Work

Cristien Donhuysen, Program Manager, describes how frontline work at First United has changed over the past 10 years.