Information & Upcoming Events
Random thoughts from
Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-hayes.
Christ First Visioning Process
November 3 Visioning Session
Did you know Christ First has an active
Future Planning Group (FPG)?
The Future Planning Group has projects underway
We would like your involvement!
For a listing of projects, contact information, and
how to get involved, please open This Document
Homelessness in a Neighbourhood with “No Homeless People"
This month, the United Church of Canada is publishing a series of blog posts that focuses on how people in the United Church are working to alleviate/eliminate poverty and homelessness in Canada.
As part of that piece of work, Christ First member Aimee Gavin has written a blog post about the Compass advocacy committee's work (from her perspective) that has been published on the United Church's national website. Aimee's blog is available HERE
Christ First Mens' Group: C.R.E.A.M.
(Christian Retired Exciting Amazing Men)
First Meeting: Sat Feb 22, 2020 10am @ The Brogue Inn (10 am)
Gentlemen……and Ladies who know men they would like out of the house:….
The first meeting of the Christ First Mens' group (CREAM) will take place on Saturday, The presenter will be John Nicholson, Vice-President of Talent and Culture at Plan Canada International.
On Saturday, March 22, CREAM is scheduled to meet again. Ed Mock will be the presenter, relating his experience as the General Manager of Ontario Place for over 25 years.
Come and hear two interesting sets of experiences, and chat with your fellow men of Christ First.
Breakfast is available.
C.R.E.A.M. will meet monthly, with presenters on most dates. Questions, information, or any interest in arranging speakers, please contact Shawn Bausch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dinner and a Movie, 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Christ First Sanctuary, 1700 Mazo Crescent.
Scout Sunday, Mark Chown preaching.
The first meeting of:
"For Mind and Spirit" – Lenten Bible Study
Registration will begin the week of February 3.
The Spiritual Development Committee is sponsoring a Bible study series again this winter – the New Testament book of the gospel of Matthew. Sessions will be held in the Merigold room on Mondays, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with a ten minute coffee/tea break at 8:00.
As with last year’s study of the gospel of Mark, the main focus will be not the gospel per se, but the words of Je-sus. The object will be to see if we can penetrate the layers of interpretation that have accumulated over the half century between the death of Jesus and the writing of the gospel. We are interested in what Jesus actually said, rather than what his earliest followers and later church teachers said he said. There will be ten sessions this winter/spring, with Easter Monday a break for all of us. - Ted Lutz
Shrove Tues Feb 25th
5:30-6:45pm - All You Can Eat Buffet
Pancakes, sausages and all the traditional fixins, refillable coffee, tea and juice.
$10 per person or $25 per family.
Following the delicious Pancake Supper, come to the Merigold Room at 6:45 for fellowship and a brief, nature-oriented visit to discover New Zealand's Wild Places. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of New Zealand's mountains, fjords, lakes and rainforests and learn about the unique animal and plant life of one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
Coffee, Tea, & Conversation
Port Credit Campus – Parlour
Tuesday February 25th at 2pm.
A casual gathering of friends old & new
BOOK LOVERS - Wednesday, February 26th 7 PM
NOWW (Night Out with Women) will meet for their annual ‘BOOK Night” at the home of Liz Brown at 7 pm. Bring a list of your favourite ‘reads’ and come away with a list that others recommend.
Bring along any books you’d like to pass along.
Please let Liz know you are coming: 905-822 9761 email@example.com
When: Sunday March 8th, 2020
Where: Christ First Auditorium
Tickets will be sold at coffee hour & UCW unit meetings in the month of February, OR call Marg Shaver (905-823-6348) to reserve your spot.
All Christ First Women & Friends are Welcome
NOWW (Night Out With Women) will host their annual ‘PAINT Morning’ with Francine Freeman on Saturday, March 7th in the Christ First (Mazo Crescent) auditorium. Come at 8:45 for coffee and spend the morning unleashing your ‘inner artist’. Grab a light lunch before you take your completed painting home to hang over your mantel! All materials provided. Cost: $35.00 Please let Jana Pivrnec or Marg Shaver know you are coming. Jana Pivrnec or Marg Shaver 905-823-6348
REGISTER TODAY – SPACE IS LIMITED !
FREE March Break MUSIC FUN DAY!
Friday March 20th 9am to 2pm for ages 3 to 12 yrs.
At Clarkson Campus 1700 Mazo Crescent
With special performance by Mystic Drumz
Rsvp to Victoria Keane
Good Neighbours invites you to the Merigold Room on Tuesday March 24th at 2pm for a
TOONIE TUESDAY MOVIE COMEDY
Shaw Festival Theatre production of “GYPSY” in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It has been decided to defer the renting of a motor coach for a later time and so, as in the past, we will try to organize car pools and will stop for lunch on the way to the theatre. Tickets for the theatre are available now from Paul & Leslie Fagan and the Church Office. Cost of the tickets is $63. Tickets are limited so get yours soon.