Fran Pollet Appreciation Day
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.
Opening: Director of Music Ministry at First†Met
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will start the week of May 11, 2015.
Congregation Survey Results
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
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!
Train of Thought with Will Weigler
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.
Share Your Time and Talents: Volunteer!
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
- Poster & Flyer Design
- Newcomers Welcoming
- Refugee Sponsorship
- Epiphany Explorations 2016
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
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