Welcome First Met’s New Interim Minister, Ivy Thomas
Ivy Thomas

First Metropolitan United Church is pleased to welcome Ivy Thomas as the Interim Minister. She will be with First Met for two years. Ivy is an Ordained minister and was formerly a BC Conference Minister for the Kamloops– Okanagan Presbytery. She will help us begin a new chapter on our journey through this time of transition.

CYYAF Survey

As you know, Megumi will be retiring in December. The CYYAF Review Group (Children Youth and Young Families) needs everyone’s input to help inform First Met’s decision in choosing someone to carry this ministry forward in 2017. Although we have had some meetings with parents already, there are more questions! Also we want to be sure we receive input from the entire congregation. Please take a few moments to answer this survey and voice your opinion. Deadline is Sunday Oct 2.

Take the Survey Here ➤

Times Colonist Quotes First Met

When a Times Colonist contributor needed experts for a recent article on seniors and spirituality, he was quick to call First Met.

Tammy Lindahl, Minister of Spiritual Care, and Health and Wellness Advocate Kyla Morrison Morgan were both interviewed for the feature headlined: “What role does spirituality play in our lives as we get older?”

The story was posted Sept. 7 to the newspaper’s online blog site Spiritually Speaking.

Read the Article ➤

 New Children’s Choir Director
Welcome Our New Children's Choir Director

First Met Music Ministry is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Bambie Maree as the new Director of the Children’s Choir, effective September 2016. Ms. Maree is a church musician leading youth, adult and children’s choirs in all Christian denominations.

Bambie’s Full Bio ➤

 Underground Parking Available Starting September 4th

Location: Sunday from 10:15 to 1:15 pm
Behind the Church on North Park just west of Balmoral Gardens.

Please note there is angle parking on Balmoral Road on Sunday mornings.

 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.

Volunteer Stewardship Campaign Chair Needed

The Finance & Administration (F&A) Committee is looking for a volunteer for Stewardship Campaign Chair to lead the 2017 Stewardship Campaign. It involves at most a 4 hour/week commitment from September 15th to November 15th (two months) as there are experienced resources in both the Finance Office and on the F&A Committee who will be assisting with the campaign. Should you be interested or want to find out more about this role, please contact Katya in the Finance Office at 250-388-5188 ext. 224.

2015 Annual Report 
2015 Annual Report

The First Met 2015 Annual Report is now available for download.  Print copies are available from the church office.