National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Dec 6, 7:00 PM

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. But every community in Canada, including Victoria, is affected by violence against women. Each year, First Metropolitan hosts an ecumenical community service to mark this anniversary and renew our commitment to work toward an end to violence against women in partnership with others in our community. This year, the service takes place at 7:00 pm and is followed by refreshments.

The service brings together women and men from Christian, Jewish, First Nations and Muslim traditions as well as local community leaders.

Coffee Socials with Ivy

Would you like to get to know our new Minister a little better? She’d love to get to know you! Ivy and the Transition Team invite you to sign up for a Coffee Social. There are openings for Hosts and Guests,
so take your pick. These are designed to be casual gatherings of 6-8 people where you will have an opportunity to share and learn more about one another.
There is no formal agenda, simply a time of casual conversation & community building. Sign-up sheets are located at the church.

Transition Team Report

This is the first of a series of reports to the congregation about the Interim Ministry and the work of the Transition Team. We will publish reports approximately every two weeks for the duration of the Interim Ministry. We do so to keep the congregation informed about our work and, most importantly, engaged in the ongoing discussions that will be vital to success in the Interim Ministry period.

Read Full Report ➤

Soup Socials

There will be Soup Socials after the 11:00 AM service on Sundays October 23rd, November 13 and December 18th.
Everyone welcome. Entry by donation.

Huge Thank You to the City of Victoria

First Metropolitan United Church has received the news of a full three-year exemption from property taxes from the City of Victoria from 2017 to 2019. This exemption is worth almost $32,000 per year.
A big thank you to the City of Victoria!

Note to the Congregation

We are asking for the congregation’s help in including the church in your list when you move or change your telephone number or email. This makes communication much more efficient and much less frustrating and time consuming. Thank you for your assistance in helping us keep in touch.