Jordan Cantwell Installed as United Church Moderator
The installation of the Rt. Rev. Jordan Cantwell as the 42nd Moderator of The United Church of Canada was a buoyant, joyous, and intercultural worship celebration that concluded the 42nd General Council meeting, and capped off what had been a long day of business.
Greeting From the New Director of Music Ministries
This past week has seen my arrival at First Met and it has been both busy and productive. Staff have been absolutely wonderful in helping me to adjust to my new surroundings and have made me feel very welcome indeed. Through their kind diligence I now have a reasonable idea as to which key fits which door, the basic daily routine, and most importantly…where to find the coffee! My particular thanks go to Fran Pollet who has been patiently guiding me through a mountain of information, making the transition process so much easier for me.
I am excited to start the Fall Music Program and plans are already underway for some of the special services such as Thanksgiving, All Saints, Remembrance Sunday and of course those of the Advent and Christmas seasons which are particularly close to my heart. Sanctuary choir rehearsals recommence on Thursday, 10th September, and Pringle Bells on Friday, 18th September. New members are always welcome, so if you are thinking along those lines please feel free to contact me.
Best wishes, Kelly
CGIT Anniversary Luncheon Registration Extended
Volunteers Needed for Out of the Rain
Out of the Rain is our young adult shelter and First Met has a long history of being involved in this wonderful program in Victoria. We offer a dry safe place to sleep,soup and other foods for up to 30 youth 15-25 years of age on Tuesday nights once a week starting mid October and running through until mid April. We are looking for a few people that feel that they could offer some leadership here: coordinating food volunteers, overseeing the roster of evening and morning volunteers, volunteering a shift once or twice during the winter or making soup. If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please phone or contact Janet Gray at 250-478-5066 for more information. Any offer of help will be warmly welcomed.
Our Place Volunteers Needed
Fran Appreciation Day DVDs Available
DVD’s of the video and slides shown at Fran Pollet’s Appreciation Day are available for sale in the office and online. The $20 charge will be donated to the Music Bursary Fund in Fran’s name. Order the DVD Online