Entries by Donald Schmidt

Ringing and Singing for Christmas

Join us for an afternoon concert of Christmas music performed with hand bells and vocal choirs. The Alleluia Ringers, under the direction of Nikki Attwell, and Alleluia Singers directed by Frances Chiasson will perform carols followed by refreshments in the church hall. Part of our Concerts at the Corner series. Admission by donation at the door. For information, phone […]

Transgendered People in the Church

First United’s Affirm Committee is hosting a potluck dinner Monday, November 19 at 5:30pm followed by the screening of the documentary film “Belonging in the Body: Transgender Journeys of Faith.” Following the 60-minute film, we are excited to have Beth Carlson-Malena, who’s the director of community for Generous Space Ministries, who created the video, with […]

Most recent refugee sponsored, Anas Qartoumeh to be Grand Marshall of Kelowna’s Pride Parade

The Central Okanagan Refugee Committee (CORC), a consortium of United Churches (Winfield United, Rutland United and First United Kelowna) have worked together for almost two decades sponsoring refugees through the United Church of Canada as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) with Canadian Immigration (CIC). The first refugee family from Syria, the Alshahouds, a family of 7, arrived […]

The Great Bibleland Dig

Ever wonder who wrote the Bible? When it was written down? Did you know the Bible was the first book ever printed mechanically? That it has been translated into more than 2,000 languages? What makes it so special? These are some of the questions we explored at our week-long Vacation Adventure held August 20-24. Twenty […]