|Carols in the Candlelight and Pageant: To the Holy Land||Tuesday, December 23rd||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
|Family Christmas Eve Service (no livestream)||Wednesday, December 24th||4:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
|Carols in the Candlelight and Pageant: To the Holy Land||Wednesday, December 24th||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
|Carols and Communion: Young Adults Gathering
|Wednesday, December 24th||11:00 PM - 12:00 AM|
|Communion Service||Sunday, December 28th||11:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Music for Meditation with Lanny and Denis||Thursday, January 1st||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
Watch Last Years Christmas Pageant
Epiphany Explorations Bursary and Registration:
If you serve on a committee, assist occasionally with hospitality, teach Sunday School, participate in one of our groups or our outreach ministries or in some other way support the life and work of FirstMet, you can qualify for a $100 bursary when you register for the full Epiphany Explorations conference. Cheques for the bursaries will be available by Sunday, January 11. A separate application for the bursary is not required. Please check with the church office.
For more info about Epiphany Explorations and to register electronically, go to http://epiphany.firstmetvictoria.com. Registrations also can be filled out from the brochure and dropped off or mailed to the church office.
Note: All low income and full-time students already (First†Met and otherwise) receive a special rate of $45 for the full conference. Of course, the bursary does not apply in these cases. Such registrations can only be done on the printed form and dropped off or mailed to the church office.
Succession Planning Task Group Final Report
Click here to see the Succession Planning Task Group’s report on proceeding with planned staff retirements over the next 1-3 years.
Fall 2014 Newsletters and 2013 Annual Report
View a copy of our Fall 2014 Newsletter and Advent 2014 Newsletter or download them to your desktop for future reference. Our 2013 Annual Report is now available. You can also review past newsletters.
Annual Reports are due!
Please email them to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need the form please call Sharon at 250-388-5188
Shall We Gather DVDs
Shall We Gather DVDs are now available at a cost of $20. This is a reasonable video of our beautiful Nov. 2nd concert as presented by the music program. A sign-up sheet is available in the office, or contact Fran at email@example.com
Your 2015 envelopes, weekly or monthly, will be available in the Sanctuary December 7 & 14 and January 3 & 10. 2014 tax receipts will be issued in February 2015 and will include the special appeal envelopes for those on PAR. Please contact Katya in the Finance Office with any issues.
First Aid Volunteers (R.N’s or M.D’s) needed to provide emergency aid during Epiphany Explorations Jan. 22 – 25th, 2015. Please contact Emily MacDonald, Parish Nurse, at 250-388-5188 local 233, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the church.
The Gorge View Society needs you! The society is exploring the possibility of expanding new horizons to provide affordable seniors housing in Victoria Presbytery to grow and flourish. If you are interested, please call Jonelle at 250-544-0713 or James at 250-658-4838.
Temporary Full-Time Position Available
Vacation relief staffperson needed for the church office. More details: Temporary FT Position Available
Out-of-the-Rain Youth Shelter
The youth shelter is hosted by First Met during Christmas this year. Donations to fill stockings are most welcome and can be dropped off at the office. For more information please call Bob and Leslie Wilson at 250-590-4586 or email email@example.com
Gifts With Vision
The United Church’s “Gifts with Vision” Gift Catalogue is a faithful and beautiful way to make a gift at Christmas and all year round. Why not make a gift to help a United Church partner in another part of the world, to important projects here in Canada and/or to a critical project here in BC through the catalogue? See www.giftswithvision.ca to make your special gift online. You will recieve a charitable tax receipt right away.