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!

Curating Church


Student Summer Job
Opportunities At Christ First
Applications due May 24, 2019

Do you know a student that would like a summer job? Christ First has been awarded grants under Canada Summer Jobs for 2 students to work at the church during July and August. One job is working in the church office, the other will be completing various maintenance jobs around the building. Any interested candidates should contact the church office and speak with Christine or Janis.


Introducing our new Domain Name!

It’s Official! Our new domain www.christfirst.ca is now active. The staff’s email addresses remain the same as before except christchurch-ucc.com is replaced by christfirst.ca. The office can be reached by using the address office@christfirst.ca. However, if an old address is used, it will automatically be re-directed to the new one for now. While we work on our new website, www.christfirst.ca will direct you to our amalgamation website. Information is current and updated weekly. We encourage you to check it out frequently, to see what is happening in our church community.
The Communications Team


Prayer Patches

Prayer Patches, knitted by hand and threaded with prayers of love and hope can be found in the Prayer Shawl cupboard in the Merigold Room – Clarkson Campus.

They are a gift for you from the Prayer Shawl Ministry of Christ First.
Hold it as you pray or keep it tucked in your pocket as a reminder.

YOU ARE LOVED AND NEVER ALONE Keep it for yourself or pass it along.

Prayer Shawls are also available as a gift for you or someone you know that needs help moving through difficult days. May it bring blessings

of comfort, gifts of warmth and the knowledge that all are loved. Be carried by your God who loves you so. Contact the office f you would like a Prayer Shawl for yourself or for a friend, family or neighbour.


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

May 26

A Missive from Morar: It takes a village!

So many do so much to make Christ First the church that Mark and I and all of our staff are honoured to serve. Let’s celebrate! Come and say thank you; come and be thanked!

A Party! Sunday May 26 4-7pm
Port Credit Campus 151 Lakeshore West.
No cost to you!
Music, Inspiration, Conversation and Food!
What do we need from you? Sign up!
Can you register today? That would be so helpful for planning.
RSVP by contacting MaryEllen at mehern@cogeco.ca or 289-239-6930.
Last day to register: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5pm
Special Evening Itinerary:
4:00 to 4:45pm Guest speaker Sam Demma in the Sanctuary 19 yr TED talker and motivational speaker
4:45 to 6:00 pm: Buffet dinner in Peter Jones Hall
6:00 to 7:00pm: Appreciation Concert: "Spiritual and Operatic Cafe"
featuring Greg McCausland and Gillian Grossman

May 30 to July 4

Essentrics® with Erin will begin on a new 6 week session starting Thursday May 30th (no class on May 23) at 10am at the Clarkson
Campus Rm 1
. The use of science is behind every class – with prechoreographed workouts that have been carefully and specifically
designed to rebalance all the muscles in your body. Essentrics® addresses the essential needs of our bodies to stretch. Come out
for a trial class. Considering a class for a teen or a male only class – let Erin know if this might be of interest. For more information,
please contact Erin at
erin.furlong@sympatico.ca

June 9

GOOD OLD-FASHIONED ‘Canada-Themed’ CHURCH PICNIC!
Sunday June 9th, 2019 - Christ First Clarkson Campus
You’re missing out on the fun of 100% of the church picnics you don’t attend!
What do you remember? The races and games? The picnic fare?
The ribbons and prizes? The hilarious fun of watching it all?

DO mark the date on your calendar and watch for upcoming notices of details for this year’s annual ‘Lunch on the Lawn’ church picnic. Plan on being a part of the fun whether by volunteering in one of many ways, participating in the games and races or by cheering on those who do. Plan on attending and enjoying the memorable fun of this one!

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.