Fran Pollet Appreciation Day

As we know, our Music Minister, Fran, will be retiring at the end of August. The congregation will host an Appreciation Day on Sunday, June 14. Opportunities to celebrate will include coffee hour following the 9 am service, presentations during the 11 am service, and coffee hour following. Cash Donations toward a gift for Fran will be accepted in the Office.

For more information contact Irene Moore.

Earth Walk 2015

Join First†Met for the 2015 Earth Walk will take place Saturday, April 25th. We will gather at the legislature buildings at 11:00 AM in front by the fountain and then walk with signs and banners to Centennial square where there are tables,musicians and a speaker or two. Dress up! Bring noise makers!

For more information contact Janet Gray.
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Opening: Director of Music Ministry at First†Met
First†Met Staff Openings

UPDATED APRIL 10:

First†Metropolitan United Church, a citywide congregation based in downtown Victoria, BC and home of Epiphany Explorations is seeking exceptional candidates to lead our music ministry effective August 2015. This is an opportunity for a talented music leader to share their love of music with our diverse community. Please see job posting for information on position and application process. For further information, please contact musicsearch@firstmetvictoria.com.

Interviews will start the week of May 11, 2015.


Position Details…

Congregation Survey Results
Survey Results

Here are the results from the congregational surveys we did in March on Vital Music Ministry.  A hard copy is also available in our Library.

First†Met Congregation Consultation Survey Result (541Kb PDF)
Other Congregation’s Survey Results (166Kb PDF)

 

Upcoming Musical Events
Upcoming Musical Events

Sunday, April  19, 11 am Worship  ~ Celebration of Music Sunday.   This service focuses on the gifts of music found in our church community.  We will explore the Song of Miriam  in the message being given by  Judith Dowling.  There will be an exquisite traditional dance offered in full Indian costume, inspired by  writings  from the Rig Veda.   Also involved are the Sanctuary Choir  (with congregation singing Go Down Moses)  and the vocal ensemble.

Wed April 22 8.15pm ~All-Comers Choir begins with Peter Dent, directing. Here’s an opportunity for all God’s critters to sing in the choir! All are welcome to join in  a time of recreational singing.  No experience needed, just a willingness to make new friends and enjoy new experiences in music.  We look forward to seeing you!  This group will sing on Sundays, May 3, 10, 24, June 7.

Sunday, April 26th, 7pm  ~Young Artists’ Recital    Our young folks are preparing for a spirited evening of contemporary favourites and  Broadway show tunes.  We’re in for some fun in this hour-long recital followed by  a reception .   This marks the conclusion of the year for our bursary students.

Guest Preacher for April 26: Dr. Lois Wilson
Guest Preacher April 26: Dr. Lois Wilson

We are excited to welcome guest preacher Dr. Lois Wilson on Sunday, April 26 at both the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM services.be sure to mark your calendars!

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Train of Thought with Will Weigler
Train of Thought

Join us on May 7th for Will Weigler’s book launch and reading of From the Heart: How 100 Canadians Created an Unconventional Theatre Performance about Reconciliation.  Learn about Will’s new project called Train of Thought that will bring a dozen community-based theatre artists to twenty cities and towns across Canada this summer relationships with Indigenous artists and communities.

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Share Your Time and Talents: Volunteer!
Volunteer at First†Met

This is a great time to get involved  with the First†Met community as we have several opportunities available for volunteers. The following areas are in need of your help:

  • Inner City Dinner
  • Out of the Rain
  • Hospitality
  • Poster & Flyer Design
  • Newcomers Welcoming
  • Refugee Sponsorship
  • Epiphany Explorations 2016

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Succession Planning Task Group Final Report

The Succession Planning Task Group Report recommendations have been approved by FMUC council. We extend deep thanks to the members of this task group for their dedication and hard work. You are encouraged to read the report to help give you an understanding of the next phase of our transition. A Transition Task Group has been appointed by council to implement the recommendations in the report. Core members of the TTG are Tammy Lindahl, Liane Clark and Clarice Dillman. Others, internally and externally, will be asked to ask help as resources as the process unfolds.

Final Report Document (Updated February 23)

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Download a copy of our newsletter here.

What a Great way to Join Our Church!
  • Pick a partner/sponsor, someone who already is part of First†Met with whom you’d like to have some meaningful conversations, Don’t have anyone in mind? We can help you.
  • View some exciting highlights from our recent Epiphany Explorations and discuss with your partner/sponsor.
  • Pick a small group with whom you will be discussing reflections by LOIS WILSON as she considers “Cool Saints”she has known. Several groups will be taking place in March as part of our Daughters and Sons of Encouragement program in Lent.
  • Confirmation Sunday will take place right after Easter on April 12th (alternative arrangements can be made if you will be away that day)
  • Current members welcome to participate as a Reaffirmation of Faith exercise
  • Optional rededication dip in the Jordan River (one hour east of Victoria) offered in the summer.

Contact the church office to register at 250-388-5188 or sharon@firstmetvictoria.com.

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