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Heritage Designation

Heritage Building The historic place is the First United Church and the adjacent church hall and Sunday school, begun in stages between 1909 and 1929 in the Gothic Revival and Tudor Revival styles, and located at 721 Bernard Avenue, at the corner of Richter Street, in Kelowna’s historic North Central neighbourhood. Heritage Value: The First […]

Syrian Refugees

The Central Okanagan Refugee Committee (CORC) was formed in the late 90s as a consortium of United Churches (Winfield United, Rutland United and First United Kelowna) working together to sponsor Kosovo refugees through the United Church of Canada as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) with Canadian Immigration (CIC). We sponsored four families at that time. Winfield […]

White Gift Sunday

Traditionally on this Sunday gifts are brought wrapped in white paper so that each gift is valued equally and it is the spirit of giving that is honored. The idea was inspired by a Chinese legend of the great King Kubla Khan who, when his subjects wanted to honor him, requested that all the people […]