Living Hospitality in the Way of Jesus: Inclusive? Radical? Transforming?

A Workshop about Radical Hospitality

“We show hospitality to strangers not merely because they need it, but because we need it, too.”

St. Benedict’s Rule suggests that everyone who comes to our lives – the poor, the traveler, the curious, those of a different religion, social class or education – should be welcomed in, not just as an honoured guest, but as a window into the sacred presence. Our encounter with the stranger, the unknown, the unexpected, the foreign elements that spark our fear, are precisely the places where we are most likely to encounter God.

Join us for a full-day workshop as we explore what radical hospitality is and what it might look like in our daily lives, in the words we use, in our outreach, in our worship services, and in our physical building space.

Registration Form Living Hospitality Event (PDF)

Online registration (Eventbrite)

Scrabble Tournament Fundraiser for Refugee Family Sponsorship

You don’t need to be an expert – this is a fun tournament to raise funds for our family sponsorships, including a Yemeni family. It is free to enter the tournament, but participants are encouraged to collect pledges from friends, family, co-workers, and neighbours. Those collecting pledges are entered in a draw for prizes including a package for 2 to Sparkling Hills, a theatre tickets package for Kelowna Actors Studio and many, many more prizes for playing! Register now

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 250.762.3311.

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 […]