Due to current Public Health regulations concerning social distancing in public buildings, we still have limited capacity. Masks are again required to be worn in all public spaces and we have to keep 6ft apart in the sanctuary. We thank you for your co-operation.

** Starting Sunday, Oct 24th, per Government Regulations, you will need your VaxPass or other proof of vaccination to attend services and functions at First United Church. Please make sure you have it with you to present at the registration desk.



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Please click on the links below to download a PDF version of the the bulletin. The bulletin text  for this week also appears as usual below.


          Sunday Jan 30, 2022 ----->


         Sunday Jan 23, 2021------->

         (Used Jan 16th bulletin on the 23rd)

        Sunday Jan 16, 2022 ------>   No Service/weather

        Sunday Jan 2,  2022 ------>





First United Church

January 30, 2022




Call to Worship:                       (adapted from Psalm 19: 7 – 11)

L:   The Lord’s instruction is perfect, reviving our being.

The Lord’s laws are true, making foolish people wise. The Lord’s regulations are right, gladdening the heart. The Lord’s commands are pure, giving light to the eyes. The Lord’s judgements are true. They are more valuable than tons of pure gold – and sweeter than honey!

P: There’s no doubt that your servants are enlightened by them, and find great reward in keeping them.


Hymn:    Morning Has Broken                                             VU 409

Prayer of Thanksgiving for God’s Presence

Reading:    Luke 4: 14 – 21

Message:  So… about the sermon

                  (featuring Nehemiah 8: 1- 4a; 5 – 6; 8 – 12)

Hymn:    I Love to Tell the Story                                          VU 343

Offertory Prayer/Community Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  This is the Day                                                          VU 412






Annual Report – At this point we don’t know when we’ll be able to have our Annual Meeting, but we are  beginning to put the Annual Report together. Similar to last year, many committees and groups had very reduced, or perhaps even no activity. Use your own judgement on whether your committee has anything to report. Please get anything into the office within the next couple of weeks. Thank you. 



Bulletin Donor: In loving memory of dad, Henry Churchill by Sandra, Calvin & family

Local: In loving memory of Harry House by Carolyn & Austin Hayes

Local: In loving memory of Allen Crewe by Calvin & Sandra Pretty

Local: In loving memory of brother Reg Hampton by Lloyd & Roma Hampton

Local: In loving memory of Reg Hampton by Sylvia Wells

Local: In loving memory of Reg Hampton by Elsie Burry

Local: In loving memory of Reg Hampton by Clayton & Hazel Penney

Local: In loving memory of Reg Hampton by Calvin & Sandra Pretty

Redevelopment: In loving memory of Allen Crewe by the UCW

Redevelopment: In loving memory of Reg Hampton by the UCW

Redevelopment: In loving memory of Reg Hampton by the Men’s Club


Update September, 2021 - Masks are again mandated in public spaces.  We will also be continuing to abide by the Public Health guidelines regarding Social Distancing. Please continue to sit only in the pews that are marked and continue seat yourselves according to your bubbles. Thank you. And of course, if you have any symptoms of the flu or Covid-19 please stay home until you are feeling better. 


Please note the updated regulations below for Alert Level 2 . Our church is now open under the new guidelines. Registration for contact tracing purposes will be taken on Sunday mornings until further notice and your VaxPass will be verified on your first visit after October 24th, 2021 and any time deemed necessary due to updated regulations.




Reopening Sunday Worship

First and Foremost: If you have any of the following symptoms: fever above 38 C, a new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, or a loss of sense of taste or smell – please stay home and call your doctor, or # 811.

1) We still have to be social distanced. Please arrive by 10:40am on Sunday morning to allow us time to register and seat everyone.

2) Please bring your own mask. Some masks will be available but bring your own if you’re able. Masks are required (unless medically exempt) at all times while you are in the building.

3) The church building will open using only the main (West Street) doors. The other doors will still comply with fire code as emergency exits, but everyone is encouraged to use one door.)

4) Please maintain social distancing as you line up to enter. (6+ feet, or 2 metres)

5) Please do not gather downstairs prior to or after the service.

6) Bulletins are on the table just inside the sanctuary.

7) On your way to a pew please try to touch as few surfaces as possible. This
includes doorposts, walls, pew backs, etc.  

8) Please do not enter pews that are taped off. Open pews are clearly indicated, and are at least 6+ feet, or 2 metres apart.

9) Current regulations mean that we have to wear a mask while inside the sanctuary, however, congregational singing is now allowed.

10) At the end of the service the minister will not go to the door to shake   
hands. Please do not shake anyone else’s hand either.

11) Please leave your offering in the jar on the table in the foyer.

12) The washroom in the lounge is available. Downstairs washrooms are open in an emergency but we’re trying to limit folks from traversing the building.


Thank you for coming!

We hope you felt blessed by gathering together


Please remember that First United strives to be a scent free facility.

Church business (general inquiries, committee info,

bulletin announcements, etc.) should be directed to the Office Administrator.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  1:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Friday  9 am – 12 pm. 

Closed Mondays


We are able to receive bulletin announcements until noon on Thursdays.

Rev. van Vliet is usually in the church offices

Monday through Thursday afternoons.

He tries to take Fridays off.

If you have a pastoral need call 634-5301 or

feel free to email, or drop in to the office.