2020 Stewardship Campaign

What does “stewardship campaign” mean?

Once a year, usually in October, First United Church launches a Stewardship Campaign. While the Finance Committee has worked on many campaigns and understands what it means and what is involved, not everybody knows what is meant by the term “stewardship campaign”.

“Stewardship” is defined as “the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property. The Biblical meaning of stewardship involves a theological belief that we are responsible for the world and must take care of it – through our time, labour and financial resources. At First United Church, we believe stewardship means formally committing to giving gifts of time, labour and financial resources to support the work of our church – both for the congregants and the wider community.

So as our campaign approaches we ask that you seriously consider what you can give. May we offer a couple of suggestions for gifts of time – Pastoral Care and Christian Education badly need your help. If you are a snowbird, commit to help either of these core ministries for the time that you are here. All gifts gratefully received.

First United needs your help!

Adult Study

Come be part of this lively 12-part study of Christianity in the 21st century. Contributors include: Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, Robin Meyers, Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, Matthew Fox, Amy-Jill Levine, and a host of others for a conversation around the relevance of Jesus for today.

This video-based series will begin on Wednesday October 16 at 7:00 pm in room 14 and run to November 20. Facilitated by Sharon Wilson.

Welcome Potluck

The Affirm Committee encourages everyone to join in a welcome meal in the church hall on Saturday, October 5 at 5pm to come and meet our new supply minister, Rev. Bob Wallace. You are encouraged to bring a dish to share that reflects your heritage.

Adopt-a-Road Clean Up

Enjoy some fresh air, an opportunity to get to know others in the congregation, and participate in a project that helps keep our city beautiful! First United is part of the City of Kelowna Adopt-a-Road Program and is responsible for a stretch of Guisachan Road east of the Chevron gas station at Gordon & Guisachan. If you would like to participate, please join us in the parking lot of the Chevron at 10:30am. The City provides reflective vests, bags to collect garbage, gloves, and signage. We provide the volunteers!

Click here for event details and map.

Chicken Time!

The Alleluia Ringers fall sale of Colonial Farms chicken is coming up! Orders are due by Sunday, September 29, and pick up day is Saturday, October 5 between 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. Please speak to any member of the bell choir if you wish to place an order. Thank you!

Potluck (not) in the Park

Come and meet other members from the other United Churches in Kelowna—St. Paul’s, Rutland, and Westbank United. This is a bring-a-dish-to-share picnic lunch starting at 11:45am on Sunday, September 29, at the First United Church Hall, 721 Bernard Avenue (location changed due to weather).

Sept 15 service not available

Technical issues but is available on CD in church office

Sept 08 ,2019 with Rev . Cheryl Perry