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A blether is an English term for a long-winded talk without a specific purpose, which is what we gather to do!

Outreach programs are continuing!

We are continuing our outreach programs in a modified format. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 11am we will be distributing noon meals and groceries to take with you.

First United & COVID-19

We are maintaining social contact and community support by hosting online get together every Tuesday and Friday, and online Worship services every Sunday.

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The church building is closed to the public for the foreseeable future. We are awaiting the advice of the BC Government before reopening the building and resuming normal worship, outreach, and community services, which will fall under Phase 4 of BC’s Response to COVID-19.

Grace and peace to you all.

Latest News

Amalgamation Proposal

Well there has been exploration and work around possible amalgamation for a year now.  As you know the Steering Team and Working Groups have been hard at work the last few months having conversations and gathering information from congregants and staff.  Tracy Leader and I want to thank those on the Working Groups for all their work to date.  Drum roll ………….The Amalgamation Proposal is now complete and a final copy is available to everyone and attached.  The Amalgamation Proposal, other documents completed by the Working Groups and the Exploration Proposal will be available on the church website.  

We will be setting up some Information Sessions in March to answer any questions you may have.  We will also be setting up a Congregational meeting late March to vote on accepting the Proposal.  

In the meantime if you have any questions about the Proposal or particular sections please feel free to reach out to:

Steering Team:

Tracy Leader:  [email protected]

Tami McMurphy: [email protected]  250-450-9609

Governance:

Tanya Burke: [email protected]   778-478-7221

Terry Welsh:  [email protected]  250 868-0711

Worship and Music:

Elenore Wieler; [email protected]   778-478-7287

Nikki Atwell:  [email protected]   250-707-3375

Community Ministry (Outreach)?:

Shirley Piedt:  [email protected]  250-764-3073

Susanne Marentette: [email protected]  778-940-5770

Staffing:

Darlene Cockerill:  [email protected]  250-450-9609?

John Whitehead: [email protected] 250 707-1381

Property and Investments:

Ernie Park: [email protected]  403 680-5655

Beryl Itani: [email protected]  250 763-7656

Finance and Budget:

Jodine Ducs: [email protected]  778 754-1669

Michel Marentette: [email protected] 604 365-1777

Intergenerational Ministry (Children, Youth and Families)

Suki Vernet: [email protected]  250-868-2519

Joa Lazarus: [email protected]  250-763-8023

Here you can find the document:

Transfiguration Sunday and Valentines Day , 2021 Service , with Rev. Bob Wallace and Rev. Cheryl Perry

https://fb.watch/3GJY–oWJY/

Remembering Worship on November 8 , 2020

At First United we strive to be an open and inclusive community. We are people of all ages – young families, children and seniors. We worship on Sunday mornings and we have midweek programs for children, teens and adults. We are located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, at the intersection of Bernard & Richter streets. Click here to find out more about who we are and what we do.

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First United Church is sustained by donations from its congregation. Both our work of ministry in the community and the operation of the church building rely on donations of time, talent, and funds from individuals like you. Please consider what talents you can contribute to furthering the work of  God in the world around us, and click the button below to donate to the church coffers.

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