Welcome to Christ First United Church.

1700 Mazo Crescent
Mississauga, ON    L5J 1Y8

905.822.9834
Office Email
Website


Announcement

First United, Port Credit and Christ Church, Clarkson
Have amalgamated effective January 1, 2019.

Our new name is: Christ First

Currently all services and contacts will be through
the Clarkson Campus, 1700 Mazo Cres.
The Port Credit Campus, 151 Lakeshore Rd. West
is available for event bookings and may hold special services.

Please "Stay Tuned" for developments in this new Pastoral Charge!
New Email address and Website on the way!

Come help us develop Christ First!


Pictures
Final regular service at First United
First combined service at Christ Church
posted HERE


 

A REFLECTION FOLLOWING THE NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE MASSACRES   © Andrew King 2019

One day the bullets will melt into flowers.
One day the hoe will be made from the gun.
One day all hate will be stripped of all power
and fear flee like night from the sun.

One day broken hearts will be mended.
One day the hard grieving will be healed.
One day all hating will be ended,
and a new world of oneness be revealed.

One day all arms will spread wide in welcome.
One day all hands will reach out in love.
One day, division will be overcome, forgotten,
and peace soar like song, like the dove.

‘Til that day has come, let the Christian,
the Hindu, the Muslim, the Jew,
strive to love more, to care harder, to listen,
and ever keep compassion and justice in view.

Information & Upcoming Events

Please check out the links below.

Newsletter    Weekly Bulletin    Calendar

Community Events


Future Planning Group - Update

Please contact Shawn Bausch for any further information,
or to express an interest in getting involved.
To download the slides from the presentation on May 13, Click Here!

 


Announcements


Morar's Musings

Random thoughts from
Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-hayes.

What is God calling us to open
ourselves to at “New" Church?

Christ First!


Amnesty International
"Write for Life" Program

Letters are collectively written by volunteers and mailed internationally to authorities in different countries to help free non-violent persons being kept and tortured in jails for months and years.  There is a donation box in the Narthex if you wish to make a small donation to the postage stamp fund to mail these letters. If you would like more information on how you can get involved please speak with Maxine or Cliff Elliott on Sunday or email clifford.elliott@sympatico.ca.


The Compass Directions
Spring 2019 Newsletter
available online at  The Compass

In this issue:
Films & Fellowship
Supporter Spotlight: Petro-Canada Lubricants
The Good Food Box
How to Host a Food Drive
Perspectives from the Board

Non perishable donation baskets are located in the office stairwell entrance at the Clarkson Campus and at the office hallway at the Port Credit Campus.


Weaving Milk Bags into Mats!

If you wish to continue donating used milk bags – which are weaved into mats for the homeless as well as other useful items and keeps the plastic out of the landfills – please drop them off at any Mississauga Public Library location as they are no longer picked up from Mazo Crescent.   Thank you.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

As we begin our journey together, we are compiling an e-mail list of those who are currently knitting or crocheting prayer shawls, and those who may be interested in getting involved. This will enable us to be in touch easily, to support the needs of this important ministry. Please send an e-mail to Carol Hennigar at hennigar@sympatico.ca to have your name added to the list.
More info will soon be forthcoming please stay tuned!


Coming Soon!
To give Wings to the Spirit in You

Centering Prayer. For an introduction to centering prayer, check out the videos HERE.

Caring for those with Cognitive Impairment

Do you live with, visit, or are you a friend of someone with short term memory loss, dementia, or stroke related symptoms?

In the spring we hope to offer sessions to help us all to communicate better, to give and receive support, and to offer hope to our members and our communities. This is definitely a series to invite friends and neighbours to.

In order to provide these resources to renew ourselves and our neighbours, you may consider acting as a host for one of these events. All of these offerings are open to members, relatives, friends, and the wider communities of Clarkson and Port Credit.

Please contact the church office to express interest in any of these programs at office@christchrch-ucc.com

 


 

Important Dates


From March 11

For Mind and Spirit
The New Testament Book: The Gospel of Mark
A Lenten Study with the Rev. Dr. Ted Lutz

The Sayings of Jesus

Beginning Monday March 11 at 7.00 pm in the Merigold Rm

April 27

Spring Thing is Coming!

Saturday, April 27, 2018 is the date of Mississauga’s largest garage sale, right here at Christ First!. Please check the church’s website, christchurch-ucc.com, or see the March issue of The Happenings for donation guidelines. We regret that this year we are not accepting furniture. Also please note that we cannot accept any donations before Wednesday, April 13th. Please make sure any friends and neighbours who wish to donate are aware of the donation guidelines.

Now is a good time to consider how YOU can help make Spring Thing 2019 a “friend-raising” success. Spring Thing, our annual garage sale, is the biggest fund raiser for our church and its activities. No job is too big or too small. There is plenty to do leading up to the sale, as well as on sale day – this year, April 27. Volunteer sign up sheets are posted in the Narthex. If you are not sure where you can help, please talk to a department head or a member of the organizing committee: Heather McGillis or Shawn Bausch.

May 5

Once again, Christ First will be manning a water station for the Mississauga Marathon on Sunday, May 5th. We are looking for approximately 10 volunteers to hand out water to the thirsty runners. We will have a table on Truscott Drive which will be staffed between 8:00 and 10:30am. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Christina Gorgeious at kokita_792000@yahoo.com

May 15

Reserve your tickets now to attend with the Good Neighbours
“Brigadoon” Shaw Festival Theatre
on Wed May  15, 2019 at 2pm.

We will organize carpooling and stop for lunch at Perkins Restaurant in St. Catherines.  Tickets are $63 each and may be purchased from Paul & Leslie (905) 823-6286 or from the church office.

May 26

Save the Date, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Volunteer Appreciation Event

Come to the Port Credit Campus to celebrate and thank our volunteers who contribute many hours to the life of  Christ First.

July 2 - 5

SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) and CookSmart Program Grades K-8.

Mornings: VBS Program 9:00am-12:00pm (FREE)
Afternoons: CookSmart Kids Program 12:15pm-4:00pm ($125)

Please see detailed information and registration form on the home page.

July 8 - 19

CCU Summer Band Camp is a two-week music camp for children in grades K-8.
This program runs Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm for two weeks.

Please see detailed information and registration form on the home page.

Living & Sharing
the teachings of Jesus Christ!

Worship

Sunday Worship

Contemporary
9:02 am

Traditional
10:30 am

Staff

Staff can be
contacted
through the
office at:

905-822-9834

Contacts

Christ Church
1700 Mazo Cr.
Mississauga, ON
L5J 1Y8

905-822-9834

Spiritual Connections

Here are some useful links to other United Church Resources.