Centering Prayer

Come and find the quiet centre through the practice of Centering Prayer.

Learn and practice this simple method of Christian meditation. Simply come to the Mount Ida Room upstairs any Wednesday at 9:20 am. Check the calendar on this website if it’s summertime or a holiday season. There are also occasional evening sessions.

Click here for our Centering Prayer Brochure. For more information about the morning meditations contact Di Tyson at 250-833-1066 or by email. For information about the evening sessions, including dates and places, contact Debbie Hewitt at 250-833-1066 or by email.


Feast @ First

Feast @ First photoFeast @ First is a monthly gathering for all those folks with children and youth as well as for young adults. This is a time to come and relax – connect with others – as all types of family and as a church family. We will provide dinner followed by some time to get to know some other members of our family. So … what do you have to do? Just come! The meal and program is on us! We hope to see you there. This program has been a big hit with both the adults and the kids.

Each Feast @ First is on a Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.

Upcoming dates are:

  • February 12
  • March 11
  • May 13

For more information contact Joanne in the church office.


Wednesday Morning Study Group

This long running group meets over coffee and muffins each Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:00 am. From time to time the group makes its own decision about what to study next. Sometimes it’s a book of the Bible. Sometimes it’s a book that reflects recent thinking about what we believe and about the nature and purpose of the church. Sometimes we try on various spiritual practices. Always we work to be a caring community, respectful of a diversity of views.

Leadership is shared among our capable group members. This is a very thoughtful and stimulating group of people. Coffee is provided and we have a roster to bring muffins and condiments to share with the group. Newcomers are always welcome; just show up. We meet in the lounge upstairs above the hall. Please use the entrance off 4th Street SE.


United Church Women (UCW)

The purpose of the United Church Women is to unite all women of the United Church in opportunities for spiritual growth, Christian fellowship, study, and leadership development.  Meeting offer program to enhance these opportunities. All women are invited to our meetings the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 10:00 AM in the church.  Contact the church office for more information.


Men’s Club

All men in our congregation are welcome to participate in the working of our faith and the good fellowship of the Men’s Club. We offer our talents and skills to assist members of our congregation.

Some of what the Men’s club does includes:

  • maintenance of our church through the property team
  • an annual scholarship fund for use by our youth
  • supporting & participating in the work of United church camping program
  • supporting and participating in the success of the Banff Men’s Conference
  • managing the Transportation Program: we arrange transportation by taxi to any function conducted at the Church, including Sunday morning service. (You pay half and the Men’s Club pays half.)
  • assisting the Welcoming Team with Sunday morning greeting

We meet the second Saturday morning of the month (except July & August,) at 8:00 a.m. All men are welcome; please join us.

Drum Circle

Drum Circle Poster Jan 2016All ages are welcome to join in on the fun of African drumming.  This group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month in the sanctuary 4:00 to 5:30 PM. Dates are subject to change so call ahead to be sure.

Bring your own drum or speak to Joanne Koster if you need one supplied, or would like more information.

No experience necessary.

This is an Arts & Soul Project of First United Church.

 


Salmon Arm Kairos Committee

The KAIROS Committee consists of members of the Anglican, Lutheran, Roman Catholic and United Churches in Salmon Arm.  We are part of a national inter-church body, KAIROS, which was formed by amalgamating ecumenical groups such as Ten Days for World Development, Project North and the Churches’ Council for Social Responsibility.

We meet once a month to discuss, write letters and organize educational events on social justice and peace issues as they stem from our Christian beliefs. We take part in KAIROS’ national campaigns and regional gatherings. KAIROS’ current national campaign alerts church members to the particularly devastating impact of climate change on people living in extreme poverty.  We also join with other local groups to promote the abolition of nuclear weapons, a just peace in the Middle East, programmes to reduce homelessness, and responsible practices by Canadian mining and oil companies.

If you are concerned about such issues, please join with us! We meet upstairs at First United at 1:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

Contact person: Anne Morris (250) 833-5773