Love Your Muslim Neighbour
Join us for our in depth discussion on Islamic culture and the Muslim faith during our two part series “Love Your Muslim Neighbour”. We’ll be featuring a DVD with North American Muslim leaders plus Mohamed Ghilan (a teacher at the local mosque) and other Victoria Muslims sharing their insights.
March 17 Islam 101 – Key Basics of Islam
March 24 Addressing Misconceptions about Islam
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
Music Staff Positions at First†Met
First†Metroplitan United Church, a citywide congregation based in downtown Victoria and home of Epiphany Explorations will be seeking new music ministry staff, effective August 1, 2015. The Search Group currently is facilitating a revue of our vision and model for music ministry and related position description(s). Any inquiries in this regard can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year, during Lent, Sunday School Children & Youth choose a project and invite the whole congregation to raise funds for the project. One of the ways to raise money is using the First Met Lenten calendar.
This year Sr. Youth class chose the “Foster Peace Project” in the “gift with vision” booklet for the Mission & Service Fund.
An Afternoon of Song & Strings
Join us for an afternoon musical recital featuring Aline Dumalski on violin, Cathie Lylock performing mezzo-soprano, and Fran Pollet on piano.
Sunday March 15th, 12:45 PM @ First Metropolitan United Church, in the Sanctuary.
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)
Our Place Acknowledged by MLA
MLA Carole James stood up in the B.C. Legislature to praise the work being done by Our Place for the most vulnerable in our community.
James especially wanted to acknowledge our Sponsor-A-Breakfast program that allows local businesses and individuals to sponsor a cooked breakfast for our family members.
Finding Love at Our Place
It isn’t every day that we get to celebrate a romance 20 years in the making here at Our Place, so when we heard that two of our family members, Ward & Lisa, had recently become engaged, we couldn’t wait to share the news.Neither Lisa or Ward can drive. He’s legally blind, she has inner ear damage and hearing loss. They met on the bus 20 years ago and fell in love while sharing daily lunches at Our Place. Now the couple, both in their 50s, are engaged and plan to marry this summer. Surviving on their meagre pensions, friends have launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for their wedding.
Spring 2015 Newsletter
Download a copy of our newsletter here.
Emily MacDonald Change of Hours
Emily MacDonald the Parish Nurse\Health and Wellness Advocate, will be changing her half- time hours to full days on Wednesday and Thursday as well as Sunday mornings, starting February 18th. You can contact Emily at 250-388-5188 local 233, or email her at email@example.com.