At First United we believe that compassionate outreach is a key part of our mission in the world. To this end, we work to raise funds for The United Church of Canada Mission and Service (M&S) Fund and we also actively support both local and international outreach projects.
RUMMAGE SALE & GARAGE SALE
Every Wednesday from 2-6 at the First United Church
Clothing and small household items are available free of charge for people in need, after a fire or disaster and for people living in shelters and at nominal fee for all others. Located through the ground level double doors on the church’s west side, we have a large selection to choose from.
Volunteers and donations are always welcome.
Used clothing and items in good repair only please and we do not handle furniture or large household appliances.
LOOSE CHANGE SUPPERS
Tuesdays @ 5:30 once monthly– visit the Events page for dates
Enjoy good food and good company at our regularly scheduled Loose Change Suppers. Suppers are open to all members of the community. Pay what you can.
If you are able to help with food preparation and clean up contact the church office.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
In the Christmas tradition, celebrating the joy of giving and remembering those in need is brought to life in the middle of July.
OUTREACH FUNDRAISING SUPPER
Each year the Outreach Committee organizes a fundraising supper and silent auction to provide support for a specific project or organization. Previous suppers have supported the Three Sisters Orphanage in Nepal and provided funds for sponsorship of a Refugee family. Watch the Events Page for dates and details of this year’s event.
THE GIVING TREE
Every December, the Outreach Ministry Committee and the Sunday School children invite the congregation to join them in decorating our Mission and Service Fund “Giving Tree”.
For any amount donated, you can pick out an ornament to decorate the tree. Decorating takes place in the foyer every Sunday during Advent.
During Advent our congregation donates food, personal items and money to fill Christmas hampers for families in need in our community and surrounding area. If you are aware of a family in need please let us know so that they can be added to our list.
WORSHIP SERVICES FOR SENIORS
Worship Services are conducted at Swift Current Care Centres and Seniors Residences by our minister and lay worship leaders. We welcome anyone who would like to come and offer your singing voice in support of this ministry. First United leads these services in a rotation that is coordinated by the Swift Current & Area Ministerial Association.
There are many ways to give that can support our church and it’s mission to actively pursue compassionate outreach. In addition to the above mentioned, we respond to outside appeals such as Southwest Crisis Services in Swift Current, Salvation Army in Swift Current, Canadian Mental Health Association in Swift Current, and support community interests such as recycling in Swift Current and Grandmothers and Others for Change.
For more information on how to give, visit our GIVING page.