Entries by First United

Feeding Your Interests

~Lorraine Hladik Are you feeling at loose ends? Maybe taking an online course will erase that feeling as you learn more about a new subject or look deeper into one you know. FutureLearn is a website that offers courses on many topics, all from world-class universities. The courses are often repeated several times over the […]

Wild Church Okanagan

Wild Church is going live again! We’ll be in the Okanagan at Bertram Creek Regional Park on Sat, July 4. In order to maintain safe social distancing and other COVID protocols, we will offer 3 different 90 minute gathering times and limit the number participants per gathering time. We will meet at 10:00 am, 1:00 […]

Church Board Work Goes On

~Sue Sullivan First United Church board has been meeting virtually since the building has closed. As congregational members are always welcome to sit in, I have attended several of these meetings and continue to be impressed with the work that goes on. There is a new chair and a new treasurer who have quickly become […]


~Tom Kemp On a recent walk in a wooded area my wife Pam and I were admiring the Spring wildflowers. Upon our return home we were shocked when she looked online to identify the flowers seen and discovered some of our favourite, beautiful wildflowers are invasive species—WEEDS. Several days later we were walking on the […]

My experience with prejudice

~Heather MacDonald This has been on my mind for the past week, I think, pushing me to share. My dad was in the Air Force and I have had the privilege of living across Canada. When we were stationed in Val-d’or, Quebec, the neighbourhood we lived in was French. My family, to my memory, was […]